I've been working away at this new tiger portrait this week, in very small sessions as we have a new puppy in the household and he (little Leon) is taking up quite a bit of my time as well as being quite distracting. I'm working from several different reference photographs, the main one having been selected from the collection of Cathy Sheeter in the Wet Canvas reference library. I'm thinking though of having this tiger swimming, so the bottom part of the face will be wet fur and there will be some water reflections in the lower part of the drawing. I think the night sky I have produced is also going to work well.
This is going to take the best part of the next week to complete. Meanwhile, here are a couple of shots of young Leon. He is 17 weeks old, half chocolate lab and half Dalmatian. His previous owner found that her two big dogs couldn't get on with him so we offered to take him on. So far so good, Murphy is keeping him in his place but tolerating him quite well.