Pallas's Cats are a little different to other cats, their ears are lower and flatter on their heads to avoid being seen as they look over rocks and their bodies are not as svelte, and they have very thick coats to protect them from the cold. This pose of Tula with the light catching her face and her paw delicately peeping out brought to mind a young ballerina stepping out for her debut, hence the title Tiny Dancer.
This artwork was created using Faber Castell Polychromos Artist Pencils and Pan Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat
Measurements 30cm x 40cm,
References used were my own.
Tula used to live at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, UK, she sadly passed away a couple of years ago.