The first is an 8"x 10" scratchboard of a cheetah, the reference photo by Phil Stronge. You may remember 3 boards I did from Phil's reference photos of Lola, Connie and Maggie. Maggie and Lola you will find in February's posts and Connie in March of this year.
This board I think I will give the title of "Intensity". Still a lot more work to do and I am planning on adding colour as up until now I have added colour to very few of my scratchboards.
The start of my oil painting a "Soft Touch", the original design is by Jan McCraw - oils are a medium I rarely use and I just hope I can do justice to this piece, more work has been done since taking this photo.