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Drawing Practice #12 ~ Raging Lioness
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Published: February 21, 2013
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And this is my master piece. LOL (Right, who am I kidding? ^^;) :faint: It took but 3 seconds short of forever to finish this!

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WIP:

Reference 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:

:bulletred: 2B graphite pencil (I think I started the sketch with this one but hey, that's an ancient history already!)
:bulletred: 3B graphite pencil (What a surprise! Used for first shading.)
:bulletred: 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?)
:bulletred: 2mm 2B lead pencil (For some of the hair. It was a bitch.)
:bulletred: 0.5mm HB mechanical pencil (Details. Edges. All those little bits I didn't believe I had patience for.)
:bulletred: 9B pure graphite stick (Pencil-shaped. For some serious black shading. Gods bless pure graphite. It was a great help.)
:bulletred: 6B graphite pencil (Some last minute bits and bobs. Fur. Meh.)
:bulletred: white pastel pencil (I really didn't use it much. I realised it goes sort of yellow on white paper. o_0')
:bulletred: 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. ;))
:bulletred: kneadable eraser
:bulletred: torchon / paper stump (Blending.)
:bulletred: flat brush no. 8 (Blending. I didn't use the no. 8 for a special reason. Just that one was already dirty and old. :lol:)
:bulletred: Artists' Fixative for Pastel, Charcoal & Pencil
:bulletred: A4 paper 140gsm (WHSmith Sketch Pad)
:bulletred: 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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Image size
1590x2285px 2.49 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Model
HP Deskjet 1050 J410 series
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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Comments (19)
SameerPrehistorica's avatar
SameerPrehistorica|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done..
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spicyclouds's avatar
spicyclouds|Student Traditional Artist
This is great; I love how you kept the whiskers sharp and bright! 
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Those were made with a white gel pen. True saviour there. Next time I may do it some other way... this was my first attempt at that, really. ^^;
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spicyclouds's avatar
spicyclouds|Student Traditional Artist
I may try using a white gel pen, whiskers and any fine points of white are tricky to keep bright in a pencil drawing! 
But thank you for sharing how :)
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AlexLehner's avatar
AlexLehner|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Thankee! :)
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nairolFlash's avatar
nairolFlash|Hobbyist General Artist
Why I can't draw realistic D: But manga is cool, too^^
Your work is awesome!
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Thanks!

I wish I could draw manga. Maybe later. :D
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WingsOfNightfall|Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps proportion the jaw of the lioness a little better. Seems too large for the angle at which the rest of her head is. She almost seems to have a beard... Otherwise a good job! :clap:
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Yeah, the beard. xD I only noticed it after it was done. :rofl: I made it way too fluffy!! (And it still reminds me of a damn wolf! Is it the nose lenght?)

Yup, I messed up the angles with the jaw and hence it ended up being wider open than expected. The original was differently positioned (you can check the WIP stream). ^^;

Still a lot to learn. :) Thanks for your advice! I'll try to do better next time! ^_^
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weroni|Student Filmographer
omg... this is really cool! I wish I could do this kind of magic with a pencil O.o
I really admire your patience! :D
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Oh, I had a good reference (which I didn't even manage to stick to so it doesn't look the same ^^;)

And about the patience - I mostly draw at work because I'm really bored there. :lol: :D Also, I'm there on my own so no one really cares about me drawing there. (And I still do my job well.) ;)
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MarinaHanaSuki|Professional Traditional Artist
This is great! I really like it! :)
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I tried. :)
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MarinaHanaSuki|Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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AaminahM|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! That's amazing! :)
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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Wow really beautiful! :)
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nagini-chan|Professional Filmographer
Thank you!! ^_^
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