You know when you have those times where you think you have an amazing idea for an awesomely overwhelming project but the excitement over-rides everything else?
Well, that happened with this drawing.
Once day I decided I wanted to draw something that was 1 meter by 0.7meters large because I just happened to have an MDF board that size and so the concept of this project was born. I was in way over my head!
I knew I wanted to draw a wild cat and while browsing www.wildlifereferencephotos.com I came across this reference photo of a male lion cuddling a lion cub and immediately felt the love exposed through this drawing and my decision was quickly made.
And so it began...
Using masking tape I taped a large sheet or Arches Watercolour paper from a 50m roll I purchased a while back onto my MDF board. I then traced the outline onto the paper using a projector. Before I blocked in the black background using my airbrush I cut a large sheet of frisket to protect the lion from the ink. I also used some masking fluid to protect the whiskers and some fly away hairs. Once I blocked in the black background and it was dry, I removed the frisket and masking fluid which left a nice clean white paper surface for me to draw on. And so the 10 part tutorial series of this drawing began.
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What materials did I use?
There is a useful link where you can find all the supplies I use in one place and where to purchase them from @kit.com
Arches watercolour paper 300gsm cold press smooth
Airbrush inks (any brand will work fine)
Faber-Castell polychromos pencils
Prismacolor premier pencils
uniPosco 0.7m white paint marker (the must have supply for this tutorial)
Zest-it pencil blend solvent
Sharp Etching/sculpting tool
Fine line black sharpie
Reeves Watercolor paints (for the rocks)
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