My first experience of seeing a tiger was watching Daniel the Tiger on Mister Rogers as a child. As I got older I learned of the many different species of tigers and the exotic places they live. A favorite of mine is the White Bengal tiger. They have a mysterious quality that gives them an almost other worldly aura.
Being a predominantly white animal it is the perfect subject for a pastel study on black paper. When I work with pastel I like to use my PanPastel colors as the base then add details with my pastel and charcoal pencils. I like the expressive marks I can make with the pencils which helps me create the different fur textures. I am looking forward to my next adventure in pastel I hope you will visit again to what I create next time.