Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tiger Sketch

"Tiger"____5 x 8 pencil on drawing paper
This was o ne of my first sketches at the Cameron Park Zoo, yesterday...a tiger just waking up from a nap. He (she?) was moving a lot, but this gesture was a quick one to capture....except the stripes. I almost didn't post it because I didn't put stripes on its back....I figured I would do it "later" but forget how they looked. SO! I have decided to post this "incomplete" sketch, knowing that other artists looking in might "need permission" to leave things UNFINISHED....it's FAR BETTER than finishing from memory when you do not have a good handle on the subject. For me to try to put stripes on this means I'd have to rely on memory, and my memory is full of CARTOON tigers (Tony, etc.)....so I'd better not.
I am posting earlier than usual today. I need to leave for Fredericksburg, TX. Come join me at the Whistle Pik Christmas Miniatures Show reception! 6 - 8 pm tonight.