This month it was my choice of subject and this is it. A mother Cheetah and her two cubs, probably on the Serengeti.
The initial drawing
20" x 14" Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140lb (300gm) Not
The concentration here was on the three heads with the rest supporting them. Colours used were various shades of yellow, including Raw Sienna and Gold Ochre (W & N PY43). Cerulean and Cobalt Teal Blue (DS PG50) for the blues with Burnt Umber, which was also mixed with Ultramarine Blue for the darks. There is some diluted Viridian in the background. I also introduced Translucent Orange (Schminke PO71) to warm the animals up. The Serengeti is a very hot place.
Brushes used were the Da Vnci Artissimo 44 No 2 plus some Isabey 6228's (4,6,8) and a couple of riggers for the grassy/foliage bits.
Next month Mick chooses the subject which I await with trepidation! Just joking Mick.