Drawing a Tiger: Step 1
Sketching the basic features of the tiger.
PROPORTIONS OF THE FACE: The first step in this drawing was to establish the basic proportions of the tiger's features - the position and relationship between the eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks and ears.
TECHNIQUE: It is important to start this drawing in colored lines because black lines would mix with, and destroy the purity of any colors that were applied over them. As black oil crayons contain very strong pigments, it is a good policy to limit their use to the final stages of a drawing. A reddish-brown crayon was chosen because it was not too bright and matched the general color of the subject.