I got to spend most of my day at the drawing board, so I finally finished the snow leopard! :) This week I'm going to look into the possibility of getting prints made. And yes, I already have another colored pencil project on my drawing board! :)
At last, the snow leopard has a complete face! :) I spent a lot of time on the right ear, trying to get the folds just right. When making a realistic animal drawing, it is vital that you get the anatomy right. Before you even begin a drawing, make sure you study your subject. I have never had the opportunity of seeing a snow leopard in real life (yet!) but I have poured over dozens of photographs and watched countless videos of this feline. My research has also given me a deeper appreciation for these wonderful creatures.
So take the time to really see all the beauty that is around you :)
Yesterday afternoon I finally got the chance to work on my snow leopard! :) I tried a new technique with the whiskers: white acrylic paint. I'm going to have to go over them again with a little color so they appear more natural.
Alas, I have come down with a nasty cold :p so progress on this piece will be a little slow. When it is finished, I plan on getting prints made. I've never had prints made of my work before, so I'd appreciate any advice you can give me!