I loved the different strands of colour in this pony’s mane! It can be a challenge to make hair look soft and supple but overlaying fine, sharp lines over softer shades can help to create the impression of individual hairs without making the finished effect overly harsh. Challenging but fun!
I recently did a portrait of a Bengal cat and thought it might be interesting to tackle another hybrid. This one is a Savannah Cat, which is a cross between a domestic cat and an African serval. They have striking features with large ears and lots of them have large noses thanks to the serval genes. I think they are absolutely beautiful.
I have just completed a pastel portrait of this beautiful cat with striking markings and vivid olive eyes. I had the pleasure of meeting her to take reference photos and she had a lovely, sweet nature and sat very patiently whilst I clicked away interminably with my camera! Her name is Lola.