I spent a wonderful day yesterday at the Big Cat Sanctuary in the company of many of these stunning animals, including Maya the star of the current 'Big Cats About The House' series from BBC1. As you can see from the photo above she has grown up a bit since the series was filmed. The previously small and uncoordinated child has turned into a large and beautiful young lady.
I am off down to Kent this evening, in preparation for a photography day at the Big Cat Sanctuary tomorrow. On my last visit I came away with some wonderful reference photos. My particular interest this time will be the Snow Leopards, Clouded Leopards and Jaguars.
Having finally completed my new book (Drawing Birds)for Search Press, I am now working hard to produce new paintings and drawings for a solo exhibition that I am holding in October.
At the same time I am still working on my next book 'Drawing Big Cats' and here is one of the latest drawings for that publication.
All the drawings for this book will be included in my exhibition, providing that I am able to publish the book in time for the show. Busy times ahead.
Just completed the materials and techniques sections of the book.
Now I'm moving on to the cats themselves, with a separate chapter for each species: