Maya the Jaguar is a beautiful black cat, when the sun hits her coat it exposes the many colours revealing her markings. I wanted to dipict her as a black cat without using black to show the multitude of colours in her fur, the only time I used a black pencil on this artwork was for her pupils.
This artwork was created using Faber Castell Polychromos Artist Pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat
Measurements 32cm x 40cm,
References used were my own.
Maya lives at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, UK