“Tiger,” 5″ x 7″, Graphite Pencil on Paper

As mentioned in the introduction, this site is dedicated to expanding my portfolio.  At this time, I am especially interested in portraits of pets and children (hey, they are cute and pull on the heartstrings).

This first featured sketch was a wonderful challenge. I was especially careful to accurately depict the stripes, but still made sure the final image maintained the fur texture. The initial photograph cut off behind the front elbow. To create a more graceful composition, however,  I extended the line of the back.