This leopard is drawn with pencils on paper. As pencils I have used soft - from B2 to B6, the paper is simple, unbleached drawing paper with 170 g / m². I recorded the drawing process live on Twitch, the whole thing took about 2 hours.
Meanwhile, I also finally wrote a comprehensive article on drawing animals. In it, I explain why drawing live animals from nature (from models) is so difficult. On the other hand, drawing animals from a model is basically very easy. You just have to observe carefully and then blend, blur and erase in several layers. Thus, a realistic animal portrait almost always succeeds..
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The following video shows the painting process as a time-lapsed video.