Saturday, January 3, 2009


Vigilant 20 x 25 inches on Stonehenge with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

My friend Terry, went to Kenya and shot a beautiful photograph of this cheetah family. He gave me permission to use it as a reference. The sky and plains in the background were not in the reference and were added in such a way to elevate the cheetah family higher than they were in the original image. The entire progress in the drawing can be found on WetCanvas in this thread


  1. This drawing has to be one of the most beautiful and perfectly executed that I have ever seen.
    I keep on looking for the brush strokes!
    To call it a Drawing seems so wrong. Yet that is what it is.
    Well done my friend, well done!

  2. The interesting thing is that there is a movement to try to call CP drawings, paintings. To me a painting entails the use of a brush to push the pigment around with, not a pencil. So I am happy to call this a drawing.

  3. Hey Miss Carol!
    You have a blog and you didn't tell me!?! :p
    heh heh, sneaky Miss C. Looks good!

    And I agree with you about the silly notion to call cp pieces "paintings", but you know human's are silly at the best and worst of times. ;o)

    Miss Judy

  4. Miss Judy, thanks for commenting. You are a good friend to hunt this out. Yes, it is a blog but I really don't consider this a blog. It isn't updated all that often.