This was the latest subject at my art group. We were given the same photograph on arriving at the hall where we paint. This turned out to be a polar bear with two cubs.
Photo on the left. I'm afraid the drawing looks faint on here.
I made a pencil drawing, as accurate as I'm capable of with not too much detail, basically just outlines.
Initial colours. Very difficult this as the colours of the animals are various shades of (dirty) white with hints of blue and violet in the background. There are also suggestions of yellow in places on the fur.
16" x 12" Centenaire 140lb (300gsm) not.
I think I got the basic outlines fairly correct and overpainted with the same colours, when the original washes were dry, a series of blue or yellow greys, mixed from Ultramarine and Transparent Brown (Schminke) heavily diluted then added some yellow to give a yellowish tinge in places. The background was again heavily diluted and comprised Cerulean and Violet/Mauve. I actually used some pan paints for this - Schminke I think.
The above are the work of my fellow artists. I just wonder how Gerard Hendriks or Charles Reid would tackle this in terms of colour?