dark brown prismacolor pencil in my sketchbook
I really love big cats. When we went to the zoo last month I spent way too much time in front of the tigers taking hundreds of photos of them. They are just so fascinating and beautiful. Although the photo I used for this sketch of a cougar is from an old reference book about North American wild cats.
I've also been getting some questions about why I use colored pencils for sketching so I thought I'd let you all know. :)
1. They don't smear and I like a tidy sketchbook. It is so aggravating to open my sketchbook and find graphite smudges all over the place. And by all over the place I also mean all over me. More than once after I've been drawing I look in the mirror and find I have pencil smudges all over my face.
And occasionaly, and unfortunately, I find this out from someone else. *embarrassing*
2. Colored pencils don't erase so they force you to place your marks confidently and accurately. And if you get it wrong? Tough puppy.
3. I just really like colored pencils. They feel buttery and smooth and they are just fun to use.
In other news my computer is giving me fits again so it's headed in to the doctor today. And I will be out of town during the early part of this week (Happy Anniversary to me and my husband, Huzzah!) so I won't be able to ship any paintings out until Wednesday, and I most likely won't be replying to any emails until then either.
Unless you want to get an email from my mobile device that looks like this HU8%*ZAH :)
Have a great weekend everyone! See you next week! :)