Another large pencil work on Stonehenge paper. Measuring 27 x 11 inches, this time more of a panarama. I found a lovely photograph of these five otters, two adults and 3 kittens, in the Wetcanvas reference library. It was taken at Chester zoo as was the previous one I used for 'Pride'. I decided to put the otters in wild scenery by a waterfall under a dark and dramatic sky.
There is an immense amount of detail in this, in the background as well as the subjects. I tried not to make the background overpower the main subjects with too much detail so was careful with my tonal values and made good use of strong light effects to bring it all to life.