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Pencil portrait of a serval
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Published: March 22, 2017
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Graphite pencil portrait of a serval on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.

Pencils: Mars Lumograph (8B, 7B, 5B, 3B, B, H), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B), mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B and 0.5mm/4B with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel, cotton buds and paper tissues.
Indentation:  Royal Langnickel embossing tool.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery electric eraser. 
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio; Removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.

I thank Nika (Lunnika-Horo) for her kind invitation to enter her contest as it gave me the opportunity to draw from her lovely photo of a beautiful serval.  This was a rather different challenge for me as I have drawn only a few animals previous to this one.
"This is for Lunnika-Horo`s contest "Draw my photo! "
Photo used: ( Serval )
Here is the drawing process for this, including a description of how I achieved the intense black background Serval Drawing Process by LateStarter63

Here are the other drawings that I have made that include animals:
          Pencil portrait of a girl with a cat by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a baby alpaca by LateStarter63  Pencil portrait of a squirrel by LateStarter63   Pencil portrait of a girl with a parrot by LateStarter63
Image size
2415x3416px 2.48 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FS10
Shutter Speed
10/130 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 22, 2017, 5:20:07 PM
Software
GIMP 2.8.14
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a such lovely photo of a beautiful animal that I used as my reference.  Thank you very much for the fave.
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Wow, look at all that amazing details and the strokes of that fur! Truly Professional and stunning like a photo capture! :+fav:
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, HG, and thank you too for adding this drawing to your favourites and for the llama.
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You're More Than Welcome! Keep It Up! :heart:
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MyArtsDelightProfessional Traditional Artist
I not only love this drawing, I learned a new animal! :D
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Nikki, and also for the fave.  Servals have extremely long legs and can leap very high into the air to catch birds on the wing!  Search on Google to see this.
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Wonderful work, and very cute! :meow:
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Wow! This looks real.
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Mix, and thank you too for the fave.
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You are welcome, you deserves it.
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MissyHermioneStudent Traditional Artist
AMAZING
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Missy, and thank you too for adding this drawing and its drawing process to your favourites.
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MissyHermioneStudent Traditional Artist
UR welcome. It's AMAZING!!! 😀
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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Great job with this! :)
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Tom, and thanks too for adding this to your favourites.
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Your very welcome was my pleasure :)
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tokariyaHobbyist Digital Artist
this looks really wonderful! always keep drawing :^)
your work is all absolutely stunning ! 
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.  I have no plans to cease yet!  Thank you very much for the 'Watch'.  Thank you too for adding this and five other of my pencil portraits to your favourites.
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tokariyaHobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ! :^D
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BegetBaubblesHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic.
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Patricia.
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