Stunning, love what you're achieving with graphite and charcoal

This was drawn with Staedtler Mars Lumograph Black Pencils which combine graphite and carbon (charcoal) to give a dense matt black. The whiskers were revealed with a Tombow eraser pen.

Mars Lumograph are great pencils, aren't they? I'm late to this one, but love the imperious gaze of our master, the cat. A combination of supreme contempt, coupled with a touch of neediness.

Thank you Robert. My reference was a photo of Patch sitting on the top of hay bales, so the upward view emphasises his imperiousness. Dogs have owners; cats have staff.

Awww is patch your cat? Very cute

Yes, Faye, Patch is one of our two cats.

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Graphite and charcoal

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James Underwood

Other than sketching on agenda papers during tedious committee meetings, I started drawing and painting only after several years in retirement. Then, almost 70 years old, I first attended an art course. Still so much to learn, thankfully! — “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is…

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