Cougar eyes and Lemur Pastels..

As i am really enjoying my pastel pencils i have decided to try and carry on doing a piece of work every week in order to keep up my practise.

Currently using Carbothello and Pitt pastel pencils along with Conte sticks on Pastelmat paper, the amount of detail you can achieve is amazing, i struggle with loose work and end up throwing most of it away as i cannot seem to produce anything i am happy with, or worth keeping.

This time i have used a picture from the ‘Paint my Photo’ site to put together the Cougar eyes pastel, it was a photo of a full head but i only used the eye section as i have a bit of an eye theme going at present, after all they are the window on life anywaycougareyes

I spent quite a bit of time with this Lemur although it isn’t as big as the first time I drew it and went completely wrong. I had finished the eyes and the nose area and had started on the fur, doing random strokes of hair doesn’t usually come as a problem to me, but at A4 size I started to struggle with it, it just looked like a bad hair day at the salon, so unfortunately I gave up on it and started onto something else, well this one is just about A5 in size and more manageable so it came together better. I must admit, i will be trying other subjects later on, but for now i am more than happy with the wild animals.

lemur in pastel

 

5 thoughts on “Cougar eyes and Lemur Pastels..

  1. Excellent work Steve and so you should be happy with it.. I think most artists often stand back and think we could have improved somewhere, but to me both are brilliant.
    You have got that watery effect of the Lemur’s eyes, and the Cougar well Stunning. Those eyes just look straight into your soul and the fur stroke perfectly lined across the bridge of the nose. 🙂

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