Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Charcoal Cheetah

Lately it seems that everything seems to take precedence over my art work. Yesterday I decided that working in my studio was my top priority. I walked into my atelier and saw the Cheetah sketch that I had made last month still lying on the corner of my drafting table along with some Strathmore grey toned paper that I had recently bought. I was anxious to work with the toned paper and had laid it on the desk hoping to find a suitable project. The Cheetah sketch was done in Pigma black ink on white paper. I decided to re-work the Cheetah on the toned grey paper with vine charcoal. The tonal greys of the charcoal and the paper give the finished drawing a softer look than the original sketch.