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
Here are the other drawings that I have made that include animals: