This is one of those drawings that make me feel like I'm doing the kind of work that I'm supposed to be doing. I knew that I was going to draw this Panther as soon as I saw its photo in a magazine. I was totally immersed in the process - looking forward to working on it every step of the way.
It's this kind of work - the kind that brings you to that wonderful place where your concentration is so focused on your artwork - that reminds me of how grateful I am to be able to be an artist and to do the work that is so meaningful to me. I feel truly blessed to be able to do that.
Even though working with colored pencil is a very time consuming process for me, the end result always reminds me that it's worth every moment I spend on creating it. I just love being an artist!
This is colored pencil on Strathmore Illustration board, 8 x 11 inches.