Friday, June 25, 2010

Mountain Lion / Reflections Series WIP 01

Hi All,

I decided to do a series of this Mountain Lion with Reflections. I'm not sure how many I will do but I do have a bunch of pictures of this Mountain Lion playing in and about the water. I figure I could at least do 3 to 5 pieces. I would also like to have the title of all of pieces in the series to include the words reflections, reflection, reflected or reflecting in the title. The first piece of the series was titled "Reflections". If any of you can help me with a title for this one I would really appreciate it. This first picture is the reference photo.

This piece will be done on the Suede board again. The color of the Suede board is called moccasin. I plan on doing this piece using Colored Pencils and pastel. If it turns out the way I hope and if I get it done in time, I plan on entering it in the Colored Pencil Society of America's, Explore This 7 exhibition.

So far it has predominantly colored pencil with very little pastel. I plan on using the pastel more in the background than on the cat. However; I did use pastel on some of the white highlight areas.

This is my beginning, I haven't got a lot done yet but hope to be able to work on it quite a bit next week.

Here is a close up of what I have done so far. As I mentioned before the pastel is only in the white areas. The rest of it has been done with Prismacolor colored pencils and Derwent Colorsoft colored pencils. I just love the way the Colorsoft pencils work with the Suede board.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the title please let me know.

Keep Scribbling!!


  1. u go grandma i love ur art
    love jordan(ur favorite grand child)

  2. Awwwe, thanks Jordan. I hear you are having fun cooking right now. Love Ya!! Grandma

  3. I can not wait to see this finished! I love all of your work, it's just amazing :)

  4. Thanks Crystal!! I really appreciate that!!

  5. Gemma, it doesn't look like you are using the solvent on this piece. Are you? It's a great composition!!

    No suggestions on the name. I'm bad at names. :p


  6. Hi Nancy,

    I haven't used any solvents yet. I usually use it when I'm doing the background or a really dark area (to get it to absorb into the Suede and make the darks a lot richer).

    I did come up with a title... "Wild Reflections". What do you think of that? Do you think it will work?

    Thanks so much, Gems

  7. Long time lurker... I just love your work! I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

  8. Thank you so much MNagisa!!

  9. I love the ref, a real challenge. But I am sure you will do a beautiful job, it is already looking great. Hows about 'Concentration Reflected'?

  10. Thank you very much Bev!

    OOOhhh I like that title, I will definitely keep it in mind. I hope to do several of these so I will need lots of titles. Another one I like is "Wild Reflections".

    Thanks again,