I realised over the weekend that I never photographed my Tiger drawing so before it got to bright this morning that was my objective first thing :). Now ready to be mounted before looking for its new home.
This drawing was one I created from multiple references. This piece is one of a kind. I wanted to do something the same size as my Cheetah mum and cub portrait so when I went searching for references I stumbled across a sleeping Tiger. I then thought – right I will design my layout around this. I liked the lighting and how the hind legs were partially off the rock. But the Tiger was asleep. I knew that I wanted to incorporate a cub in this piece and wanted both of them to be awake. So I then searched for a photograph of a laying Tiger but one where she was looking straight at the camera. Found one I loved and used that head in the reference onto the sleeping body of the other photo. I then went looking for a cub photo. This was more tricky because I needed it to be led down but I wanted it looking at its mother. Finally I found one that I liked and that with some adjustments would work.
So this pastel drawing really is something I have created from scratch using various beautiful references. If you are interested in purchasing this original portrait please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org No prints will be made of this.
My Patreon has been live for nearly 1 month! It’s been something I am thoroughly enjoying. Creating content has been a new challenge – some days technology really hates me! but I got there :D. My pastel tier (soon to have an acrylic tier, fingers crossed) mentioned 1 video upload a month. But when it launched on the 1st February there was already a library of content to watch which I had been busy working on. Then In February alone I uploaded a further 2 videos. One was a 2 hour focus video of a dog nose and the other was how I create my glow type backgrounds. March will have more videos other than this German Shepherd uploaded so once I have done the voice overs to them they will be available :).
I was looking through the portraits I have recently completed and there are a few breeds that appear on my easel a little more that others. Staffies being one of them which as a Staffie owner myself love to capture this amazing breed. Huge smiles from ear to ear and their lovely, kind temperament <3. What I also like about painting or drawing this wonderful breed is they can come in a variety of colours with different markings. I have a red called Maisey seen in some of these portraits and then Roxy who is black and white. From blue to brindle they really have a broad diversity of fur types.
I loved working on this painting. All those curls were so much fun to create. I’m looking forward to my next acrylic on canvas. I am busy working on pastel portraits for the next few weeks. I have also been really busy planning layouts for upcoming pet portraits and alongside that creating tutorials for my Patreon. Busy times!
Tomorrow at 6pm this voice over video is going live on YouTube :). If you would like to see the 2 hour real time version of this head over to my Patreon here.
Patreon 2 hour version My Patreon videos are between 1-3 hours long (sometimes longer) with in depth voice over, step by step for beginning or if you’re looking to perfect your technique with a view of becoming a full time pet portrait artist. With a friendly private Facebook group its an interact group of art loving people. I am loving Patreon and getting to each individual artist and seeing their work – makes me smile <3.
My tutorials on Patreon are a mixture of full length projects, focus videos and bonus videos. I have some exciting Patreon tutorials coming up 😀
I love working with a limited colour range. For this just two colours. Black and white and that’s it. I have designed the next portraits in this style – Just waiting for some new art supplies to arrive to try out ;).
Ollie is Archie’s brother which I shared here a few days ago. Both adorable with all those curls. My favourite part about Ollie’s painting was the fur on the top of his head and those long fine hairs around his nose/muzzle area.
I recently shared a work in progress update of Archie’s painting. I always love working in acrylics and this was no exception. All those curls, using my liner brushes and capturing those lovely tonal differences. I also got to paint his brother Ollie which I will share tomorrow :). If you would like to see a video reel of this painting head over to my Facebook page 🙂