‘Jama' – King Cheetah
Artists Palette|No 172
‘Jama' – King Cheetah
This exquisitely talented lady believes that every artist has failures … but it is important to remember that every success is better than the one before.
Daisy Claridge
MATERIALS

3B Pencil.

Eraser.

Winsor & Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge Paper 220gsm.

Pigma Micron 005 Pen (Black).

Large dining room table.

Relaxing CDs (especially Medwyn Goodall and anything Celtic).

Nag Champa Incense.

I was commissioned to do this drawing by a couple who had the pleasure of meeting ‘Jama’ the King Cheetah at Canberra Zoo early last year. King Cheetah are a very rare genetic variation of Cheetah where the spots join to form ‘stripes’. There are under 100 King Cheetah in the world, most of which are in zoos and wildlife parks. Sadly, Jama passed away in August 2008 – and I feel honoured to have done this drawing in his memory.

STEP ONE

The initial pencil sketch is purely to place important features. I really draw with the pen. If I have trouble getting it right, I will trace onto a clean piece of paper. I like to get the pencil rubbed out as soon as possible because it annoys me.

STEP TWO

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