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Thursday, October 28, 2010
WIP - Jaguar
Things are still crazy as ever here. My little boy is just over three months old and starting to take longer and more predictable naps. Which means... I can actually get some drawing time in! I started this drawing this week - it is a jaguar in pastels. I am using a pale orange 19"x23" sheet of Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I chose the color because I thought it would be a good base for the jaguar, but as I work I think maybe black may have been better on account of the background I'm putting in. No matter. I'm learning a lot about pastels by just diving right in. I am working on the base layer now. Once that is done, I'll spray the whole thing with fixative, then put a layer of color and detail on top.