Thursday, April 23, 2009


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.


  1. He is absolutely beautiful. Wow.

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the shading on his face nearest the tree. And I totally agree with you on the feeling of doing something you love (and it feels 'meant to do'), diving into a piece of art and just enjoying the whole process. I guess that's why we all do what we do, whether we get paid for it or not! :)

  3. Lovely pencil work! I love it!