And this is my master piece. LOL (Right, who am I kidding?
It took but 3 seconds short of forever
to finish this!DOWNLOAD FOR FULL VIEW: 1590 x 2285
drawing. Various Artists: An Atlas of Animal Anatomy. Dover Publications, 1956. Page 83.CONSTRUCTIVE CRITIQUE WELCOME!!
Mistakes I know of: too long bristles, looks fluffy
And now the most important...TOOLS: 2B graphite pencil
(I think I started the sketch with this one but hey, that's an ancient history already!) 3B graphite pencil
(What a surprise! Used for first shading.) 3H graphite pencil
(Shading of the light parts that were very pale but I didn't want to leave them purely white. It would look odd, no?) 2mm 2B lead pencil
(For some of the hair. It was a bitch.) 0.5mm HB mechanical pencil
(Details. Edges. All those little bits I didn't believe I had patience for.) 9B pure graphite stick
(Pencil-shaped. For some serious black shading. Gods bless pure graphite. It was a great help.) 6B graphite pencil
(Some last minute bits and bobs. Fur. Meh.) white pastel pencil
(I really didn't use it much. I realised it goes sort of yellow on white paper. o_0') white gel pen |Hybrid Gel Grip K118|
(Used for whiskers only. Great thing that white gel. Word of advice: use it on a work sprayed with fixative to avoid smudging.
) kneadable eraser torchon / paper stump
(Blending.) flat brush no. 8
(Blending. I didn't use the no. 8 for a special reason. Just that one was already dirty and old.
) Artists' Fixative for Pastel, Charcoal & Pencil A4 paper 140gsm
(WHSmith Sketch Pad) Adobe Photoshop CS6
(Had to change levels every so slightly since scanning killed darker areas and made them grey. Boo! + the frame)
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