Master-class drawing of a cougar made with charcoal,will be an excellent opportunity for you to get acquainted with the new drawing technique, work with interesting material, learn how to draw realistic images of animals. Of course, the first time, if you do not have the skills and you are not yet an experienced artist, you may not get such a drawing, as in the photo, but this is a matter of practice. A little effort and you yourself can draw a wonderful picture. You can draw almost everything that you find at hand, not just pencils and paints. In this case, the pictures are surprisingly beautiful and informative. That's exactly one of these materials is coal. Thanks to him, a skilled painter can create a real masterpiece, write a beautiful portrait, transfer to the paper the landscape you like, display the character of a graceful animal and much more. Today we will draw the animal - the puma. This representative of the cat family has amazing smooth lines of the body. He is characterized by grace, majesty, unique beauty and strength. That's all these qualities we need to try and transfer to your drawing. To the creative process does not seem complicated and does not cause too many difficulties, we will perform the drawing in several stages. We will work by placing the foundation on a vertical easel. As a basis, we will take paper tinted for coal. To make the drawing more convenient to draw, we will attach the base to the board, on which a dense paper sheet is already fixed. In addition, we still need to prepare:
- white pastel;
- charcoal pressed wood in the form of sticks;
- paper throws;
- plastic soft eraser;
Stage one First we will make a sketch of the animal,sketch. In the pictures below, we have two such sketches. In the first case, the proportions of the muzzle and nose turned out to be somewhat incorrect. Continue to draw according to this sketch is undesirable. The fact is that in the following stages this inaccuracy will somewhat distort the appearance of the animal. If we want the puma to be as realistic as possible, we need to correct the sketch and then continue the work, which we did. Stage two The sketch is ready, now we will proceed tohatching images. We will perform it step by step, sketching the individual sections one by one. Begin hatching on the left side, the upper corner. First, the largest, darkest areas are shaded. With the help of a finger, grind the coal, lubricate it. As a result of this action shaded areas will appear. In order to draw lines and make them thin enough, the coal needs to be sharpened with a blade, only it is necessary to do it very carefully. The blunt end of the stick of coal is good for putting shading on individual sections and drawing wider lines of the pattern. Large areas of the image can be hatched, pressing the coal horizontally to the paper. Using an eraser when working in this technique, we can create certain shapes of the object and its characteristic flare. More bright glare we will make a white pastel. Stage Three The work on the previous stages takes an average of three to four hours. At this stage, we gradually continue hatching the cougar, thereby coloring it in the desired color. Stage Four Continue to apply shading. Here we need a piece of paper. It is a sheet of paper, folded into a very tight tube. Both its edges should be sharp. It is this pile that is great for smoothing the color, smooth transition of small parts of the image into each other. If, shaking the coal with your finger, you can damage the drawing, grease the lines, then you should use this tool. Step 5 Finish painting the cougar. To make the image more expressive and complete, in the background (the background of the picture) with white pastel we make a small image of the cloud. Get a great contrast, which visually increases the volume of the animal. The drawing is ready.