Presenting ' KOTIYA ' Sri Lankan leopard
' KOTIYA ' Sri Lankan leopard graphite drawing
original 12" x 8"
I have enjoyed using this paper for my drawing, I feel comfortable as it is the same paper I use for my paintings. I think the texture lifts the drawing somewhat, yes the backdrop is a little irregular and probably takes a bit longer to even out than on a smooth surface, occasionally having to look at the texture to fill in the 'dips' with pencil and to not put too much pressure on the 'bumps' if that makes sense! However in regard to the fur and probably skin when I draw my next ellie I think it's really effective and gives another 3d quality to it. Not everyone gets on with textured paper for pencil drawings, but I now know I like it :) I hope you've enjoyed watching him come to life! Jules
Thankyou Arjan for your wonderful photo reference :)