This is my first attempt drawing a big cat with colored pencil. Colored pencils are not very forgiving so drawing fur/hair is more challenging and less flexible than graphite. I some how managed to draw around the whiskers with a little help of an electric eraser. Again, the electric eraser only remove a limited amount of color.
As for the composition, the eyes should be the focal point, so I cut out all the distraction and left with this close-up. "Bam! In your face!" that kind of feel.
The fur texture was created by colored pencil strokes alone. The OMS solvent was applied lightly to intensify the color satuation. Heavy application with solvent is likely to killl the texture.
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Pencil: Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Paper: 9x12 Strathmore 300 Bristol Vellum (cropped to 6x6)
Other: kneaded eraser, odorless mineral spirit (OMS), water brush, eletric eraser
Duration: 11/26/2012 ~ 12/01/2012
12/09/2012: Prints and full resolution 300dpi image file is available for 120 points only. Thanks for your support~!