Month: July 2012

Tiger Portrait

Big Cat finished

Graphite on W&N Bristol Board Extra Smooth (A3) 29.7cm x 42cm

I used Bristol Board for the first time, and because I started with 5H and gradually darkened before moving onto the next grade, I found that there wasn’t much ‘mess’ on the paper.  I really enjoyed the challenge that this one gave me.  It certainly took a long time to finish –  around 90 hours!

The pencils I used were Faber Castell 9000 and the grades 5H, 2H, H, HB, B and a little 2B.

Thank you to M Beckett for the use of the original photograph.

Below are the work in progress

     
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