I’m continuing to sketch daily, my mornings this past week were spent working on this lion portrait.
I used a reference photo from Pixabay, I was drawn to the confidence and strength that could be sensed in this lion’s gaze. I began with a light pencil underdrawing and then continued to develop this sketch using pencils.
I have noticed that my choice of media tends to fluctuate between graphite and ink. Currently, I seem to be in a graphite mood. Sometimes I just simply enjoy the additional tones that can be achieved with graphite vs. ink.
Truthfully, I don’t know if my next sketch will be with graphite or ink. I usually don’t decide until after to underdrawing is complete whether I will switch over to ink pens or continue using pencils. It’s just whatever strikes me at the time.
This sketch was created using 2H, 4B, 6B, & a Tombow Mono Zero Eraser.
Of all animals, the outward form of the Lion is the most striking ; his look is bold and confident; his gait proud; and his voice terrible ; and from his great strength and agility, is usually styled the king of beasts.
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