The combination of this smooth Bristol plate paper (Canson) and the Grafwood pencils is a perfect mix for drawing the big cats and to get the effect of their soft, fluffy fur. This work-in-progress is a portrait of a Siberian tiger and so far I am happy with how this piece is coming along. As it is a close-up, it gives me an opportunity to showcase this magnificent animals markings and structure of his face. This type of drawing is really slow going as I build it up in layers to attain the look of the fur. Hopefully I will have it finished be the end of the week.