I have been wanting to do a tiger picture for a while, but everyone has done it. I guess it was time for me to do it. I don't really like doing the same thing everyone else is doing. LOL!
This was done on velour paper with mostly soft pastels, but touching up with hard pastels and pencils. I had decided a while back to never use velour paper, again. But, I am enrolled in a new art school and have taken a class on how to use velour paper and I must say that knowing how to use it does make a difference. And WHEN to use it. Apparently, it is not good for some things and great for others, like fur. I love how it turned out.
I have been wanting to do a self-portrait for a while now. I don't have the exact photograph that I want to use. Every once in a while I coerce Mr. Beloved into taking some photos of me, and they are okay, but none of them have screamed out to me that they will be my self-portrait. So, in the meantime, I think I will try a landscape with one of my new classes.
Do you think I ought to do a self-portrait? Please comment below. Thanks!