Eye of the Tiger

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!

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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!