Siberian Tiger Skull

Panthera Tigris Skull

Panthera Tigris Skull

Siberian Tiger Skull

This was one of my first full shading drawings using pen & ink. I find the process of building up the layers of shading using only dots a soothing and relaxing process. I put some music on iTunes and pick a spot to start shading. I work in fairly small areas at a time and gradually bring the whole piece together. The whole drawing probably took around fifteen hours spread over five or six days.
I kind of like the rhythmic tapping of the pen on the paper, I often find myself tapping along to the music in an almost hypnotic state.

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