Thursday, 16 June 2011

NEW tiger cub drawing


Hello! Here is my new pencil drawing of a cute little tiger cub. This is the first drawing I've ever done of fur so I started out a little apprehensive on whether I could capture the overall effect the way I wanted it to look, however I feel I am already getting to grip with the different techniques of layering and hair movement/direction. I did experiment a little with pencil techniques I've read about before but in the end I decided to do it my way. I find things easier when I don't try to speed up a process or take shortcuts- the process I've used is similar to my watercolour paintings. I am still fascinated and surprised with results you can achieve from the humble pencil :)

9 comments:

Lene said...

Hi
I cannot believe you did not draw fur in graphite before :) - looks awesome

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

thankyou so much Lene for the encouragement!:) Jules

Andrew said...

This looks great, which method of fur did you choose to use?

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

hello Andrew :) thankyou, I chose not to use any indentation techniques, instead I only draw the darker parts so you are thinking in the negative for the white parts of the tiger, I hope this helps, Jules

Judy said...

This is looking gorgeous, great work so far Jules.

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

thankyou Judy!:) I'm itching to try scratchboards, Jules

Judy said...

You will be brilliant at scratchart Jules. If you need any info. on it just ask. I also have a few scratchart patterns which give step by step instructions.....Linke below:-

http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/10604035

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

Wonderful thankyou Judy! I don't know whether I can buy the boards from the UK? I've looked but haven't been successful, Jules

Judy said...

I have to order mine from the USA.....Dick Blicks, they give great service.

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