Tiger Charcoal study from my month and half demo session!

This is the first time my students and I are studying a Tiger. The process of working through this study was both enjoyable and learning curve for us. 

I lived through the month and half with this work and gave it my all. 

Sharing various stages for your reference, hope you find them useful.

Tools used to make this artwork!

Scholar sketch pack (220 GSM) A3 paper
Charcoal pencils from Kokuyo Camlin Ltd
Kneaded eraser

Session one, we studied the ear and how to work on negative shapes, darkening the background!

Session two, both the ears were completed.

Studied the eyes in session three, both eyes are asymmetrical!

Studying the fur, dark patches, midtones and white patches. Soft edges and hard edges are what makes the work interesting!

Nose study, to bring the nose forward and push the cheek backwards creates depth in the artwork!

The same strategy applies to the chin!

Zoom in to see the details! Lots of hours goes into studying and making the artwork!

Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Title: “The King”
Medium: Charcoal on paper
Size:11.7×16.5 inches,220GSM Scholar Paper
Duration: 34 hours
March 29th, 2023
Location: Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India
Reference: Somnath Lahiri(Free Reference Image)!

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If you would like to join me for such one-to-one sessions check out my website, use the contact page to get in-touch with me! https://prasadnatarajan.com/contact

Prasad Natarajan
Prasad Natarajan

Rediscovering Nature: Wildlife Blogger, Artist and photographer.

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