8" x 10" Coloured Pencil on Soft Umber Colourfix sanded paper
Well I finally got my PC back, it had to have a new power pack installed which set me back £110 of which the labour cost was £70.....hmmm. Wish I was techie minded, could have put it in myself
for nothing! Anyway, here we are with another drawing, not the one I had originally lined up to show - that was a daffodil which started well and then turned into a nightmare. I think I am jinxed when it comes to drawing yellow subjects on dark paper, same thing happened with a carnation I did a while back! Ah well, all those lovely yellow pencils I wanted to use will have to wait.....until next time.
Back to topic. This is a drawing of Minnie, my beautiful 10 year old tabby cat. She has been with us from a kitten and enjoyed solitary feline status until the boys, Keith and Bob, came along and later.....my daughter's three cats too. It took her a while to adjust to the presence of all the boys invading her territory but she gets lots of fussing to compensate and they all get along fine now.
I was snapping lots of shots of flowers in the garden on a beautiful Spring day when I looked up and saw Minnie stretched out on the patio table, bathed in sunlight. I took a few snapshots of her and and this is a crop from one of them - the flowers will have to wait!
I'm using mostly Polychromos pencils supplemented with some Prismacolors. The Poly range is a bit short on the lighter shades I need for this drawing so I'm using lovely Prisma shades, Peach Beige Ginger Root, Nectar, Rosy Beige, Pale Sage, Jade and Celadon Green. There's still no substitute for the Poly shade, Ivory, though, which I'm using quite a lot on this one. Here are a couple of quick snaps of the equipment I'm using.
For this portrait, I'm including more of the cat's body for a change. As you can see I'm working my way down slooowly and there remains lots and LOTS more to do.