The cougar is finished. I decided to call it "Catamount" because that is the name I hear least of its many names. I considered a few other titles, but I liked this one best.
I'd like to stay away from doing portraits like the tiger and do more interesting pictures. I came up with this idea several weeks ago, with the cougar up in a tree looking down, crouching. The pine trees were interesting to draw, yet surprisingly easy. I used the 4B charcoal pencil, making dark lines for the gaps in the bark, then a lighter touch with random directions and textures for the rest.
This was a fun drawing to work on. Total time: 13 hours. Prints are available.