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03-21-2012, 11:37 PM
This is my second pastel painting. Using Faber Castell PITT Pastel Pencils and not sure what kind of paper. It's a sketch book 5 x 7 that says it's excellent for all dry media. Even though I've signed this, critiques and comments encouraged and welcomed!

03-22-2012, 03:52 AM
I like the soft look of the fur you've gotten with the pastel pencils!:clap:

03-22-2012, 09:52 AM
I love pieces where tigers are being tigers. It's a great capture of that. Wonderful work!

03-22-2012, 11:55 AM
Great expression on his face...:thumbsup:

The only thing I might have done was to move his leg out from under his chin and further to the left a bit.

I love how it looks like he is peering out of the painting at you! :eek:

03-22-2012, 12:48 PM
I love the dramatic dark eyes and stripes, really striking work!

03-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Well done on managing a 5 x 7 in pastel pencil, I find that very difficult, love the pose and glare, keep em coming:cat:

03-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Bertoni, Karen, Pat, Paige and Lexy thank you so much for all your comments, feedback and encouragement!
I appreciate the words and advice :)

04-03-2012, 01:04 AM
Peggy ! I almost missed this one.....I love him, the fur and his eyes are great :):clap:Nicki

04-03-2012, 05:18 PM
I like this a lot.. I wonder if he might pop out a little better if you were to darken the background a few shades? This is nicely done though, especially for a smaller size work. As Lexy said, keep em coming!!

04-03-2012, 05:36 PM
Thanks Nicki!
Faelynn thanks! That's a great idea! Since this is the first background I've ever done wasn't sure what to do! Not even close to the zoo background from the reference photo :lol:

04-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Wow Peggy. You didn't say that was your first background ..you did a great job!

04-03-2012, 10:36 PM
Wonderful! Love the angle and the pose, you've done a great job!

04-03-2012, 10:56 PM
Thanks FaeLynn! I've got a lot to learn :)

Thank you ncgirl for your lovely comment :)
The angle and pose are complements of our awesome RIL. Taken by justchaos, I just drew in a little bit more :)

chammi kaiser
04-04-2012, 07:14 AM
Peggy, you have done a super job on your tiger. I like the attitude and the eyes are great. Good advice from Fae re the background. Looking forward to more.

04-06-2012, 02:27 AM
Thank you very much Chammi :)
I just completed a horse and posted it in S&W now I'm onto an orange tabby with an interesting perspective. My first Pastel commission :eek: I will be doing the WIP in the soft pastel gallery.

04-07-2012, 09:15 AM
Beautiful tiger. Looking forward to seeing the other works you have in the mill.

04-08-2012, 10:36 AM
Love the detail you have managed to put into this Peggy. I have never tried working on such small paper.

Great work !!

Tony :)

04-08-2012, 11:40 AM
lovely work, i agree about darkening the background to give more contrast.

04-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Thank you Jimmie, Tony and Karen for looking and commenting on my Tiger. I appreciate the input from all of you :) I just may have to pull this drawing back out and darken that background but I usually don't touch a work after I've signed it. Otherwise, I'd never be done with anything :lol: