Watercolour Animals, Collection 1

Wakefield Art

Over the last few days, I’ve found myself listening to the Lion King Soundtrack over and over so naturally one thing that has sprung to my mind while drawing was wild animals. Not just any wild animals though, the ones that people consider the most dangerous but majestic; wild cats and dogs. 

Earlier on in the week, a friend bought me a new set of Derwent watercolour paints so lately I’ve been trying out various techniques with them creating a little collection of paintings. 

The painting with the tiger lying down was made using a black biro scratching into very thick paper, then simple strokes of colour to show the depth of the tiger itself. I used a lot of paint layers whilst doing this in order to create the contrast between light and shade. As a result of allowing various parts to dry first, this painting took me approximately four hours.

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