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Lion- Pencil drawing
I really enjoyed working on this drawing of an African lion. I think they are one of earth's most amazing animals and a great example of sexual dimorphism, which I tried to capture in the super fluffy mane of this male lion and his piercing stare. Within 20 years, the population of lions in Africa has declined by 43%- mostly due to habitat loss as a result of increasing human populations pushing into their territory. If you've watched BBC Dynasties, you'll also know that their habitat loss also means less natural prey for them to hunt and they turn to attacking livestock. Farmers resort to poisoning and killing these beautiful animals while others hunt lions as trophies. I really hope that lions are still around for future generations and that this drawing depicts a living breathing example of nature's resilience rather than one of a mythical creature of the past.

Reference: Tazi Brown from Wildlife Reference Photos
Instagram: pencil.amy

Materials: 3B, 5B Derwent pencils, 2B, 6B Wolff's carbon pencils, charcoal, 0.5 mm 3B mechanical pencil, (pink!) kneaded eraser, cotton bud, empty 0.5mm ballpoint pen.
Size: A3 Hahnemuhle smooth Bristol board
Time: 25 hours
Portrait of Vinnie- Pencil drawing
I don't usually do people portraits but this was a good learning experience on drawing skin texture.

Materials: 3B, 5B Derwent pencils, 2B, 6B Wolff's carbon pencils, graphite powder, 0.5 mm 3B mechanical pencil, Monozero eraser, kneaded eraser, cotton bud.

Size: A3 Hahnemuhle smooth Bristol board

Time: 15 hours

Cat face- Pencil drawing
I tried a new technique for this piece- the fur details were first etched in with the tip of an empty ball point pen before shading over with graphite pencils. The darkest parts were done with a carbon pencil. This was drawn on smooth bristol instead of my normal drawing paper so that my pen wouldn't rip through during the etching process. I think it turned out quite nice but definitely has room for improvement. Once again the scanner has made weird things happen to the texture and tone Sweating a little... 
Let me know what you think! 
Reference was from Wildlife Reference Photos 
Ready set
This piece took way too long to finish (drafted and outline left in my drawing pad for 2? years) but it's finally done! This was actually a really good practice for me because there were so many details and different textures (please... no more tack please I think I've fainted.) . Found a scanner but it really did a number on the subtle shading, especially the lighter areas. 
Completely almost exclusively using mechanical pencils (0.3 mm, 0.5 mm) 3H, HB, 3B, 6B and 2B carbon pencil.
And of course, reference photo can be found here: Here
First time visiting USA- amazing landscapes! Took this quick shot in the lower Antelope Canyons of a formation resembling the side view of an Indian chief. There were still crowds even though we went off season but quiet enough to take some photos without people in it :) I'm not usually a photographer but I thought this was a cool eerie picture.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
New Zealand
Hello there C:
I'm a 23 year old student in New Zealand who loves music and passes time with art. My studies often take up too much of my time, leaving only the annual breaks for me to draw. But when I do have time, I'm obsessed with my graphite pencils :)
I absolutely adore animals and wildlife, and as you can see, they are my main art subjects (I've also watched pretty much every documentary David Attenborough has narrated...)
I'm completely self-taught and always looking for tips and art supply recommendations so hit me up!


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AndyVRenditions Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your work, you are so talented with graphite! Truly an inspiration. Never stop drawing Amy! :heart: :happybounce:
Pyrcias Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Andy! Hug 
AndyVRenditions Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome :hug:
Torsk1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Thanks for the fav!:) (Smile) 
Pyrcias Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Merry Christmas :)
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