Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Another Amur ( Siberian) Tiger in Pastel

I've started another pastel of an Amur Tiger.
I took the photograph earlier this year at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland.
I'm using a mixture of soft pastels and pastel pencils on Fisher paper, the size is approximately 24 x 20 inches.
I'm beginning to dislike the CarbOthello pencils made by Stabilo because I'm having real difficulty sharpening them. No matter how carefully I handle them some of the colours break really easily. White is the main culprit followed by the cream colour which is a shame as I do like the way they work with the Fisher paper.
As far as sharpening is concerned I'm finding the Pitt pastel pencils far easier to work with.


Poet Whale said...

Do you use a sharpener or a razor sharpener type knife? I find better control over pencil tips sharpening with a little blue razor device, blade always moving away from body parts of course.
Love your work

Fay Akers said...

this is coming along wonderful... but you already knew that.