I started a new pencil work yesterday. It is to be a lioness and her cub, A3 size on Bristol board. I'm using for reference one of the brilliant Billy Dodson of Savannah Images 's photographs, with his kind permission of course. I want to create a more interesting background though so have started pencilling in shafts of strong morning sunlight filtering through some foliage and shrubbery.
A long way to go yet but above is as far as I got yesterday. It's coming on and I'd hoped to get most of the background done today. However, due to a very welcome splurge of sales from my website I've had to spend the whole morning in my shed packaging up paintings and drawings to go off to distant shores and remote counties. I truly detest packaging, wrestling framed bubble wrapped paintings into boxes made from other boxes. It always seems to take hours and I always emerge from my shed all worked up and stressed out.
Now not in the mood to settle down to any 'proper' work so I'll continue with my drawing tomorrow and update my progress.