Monday, March 12, 2012

Minding the Den

Here is the completed gray fox pastel drawing. I used exclusively pastel pencils on smooth black Strathmore Artagain paper. I like how the pastels worked on the smooth paper, but I think the outcome is too dark.

This drawing is based on a photo I took at The Wildlife Center. This is one of their two female fox foster mothers.

The original and prints are available.


Chunbum Park said...

It looks absolutely amazing and feels like the real thing. How did you do that with pastel?

Heather Ward said...

Thank you! I used pastel pencils in pretty much the same way that I use charcoal. I started with a dark gray bottom layer, then put black on top and light gray over that for the majority of the fur.