BarbBarcikKeith

BarbBarcikKeith

Maple Heights, United States

Journal

WIP/ Cane Corso/ signature affixed

This piece is 19×24 bright Bristol, has 4 images on it and this would be after maybe the second day of working on it. I use mostly Prismacolor Pencils along with a few colors from Faber-Castille and Derwent.
The first day is usually reserved for any watercolor work and then I let it dry COMPLETELY! I know that wet paper and colored pencils are NOT going to get along.
At this point there really isn’t much to see, but it does give you an idea of how I “start” something. This will take some time… be patient.

I spoke to my “rep” a couple of weeks ago and she suggested that I do MORE dogs but add a background to them. FINALLY, an opportunity to use my “ghost”.. and seeing as I had not worked on the Cane for a while, I thought I could add it ea…

The Journey of the Horse Series

It was really born out of desperation.

A slight aside – I was doing a number of purebred dog pieces for a company starting in late 2004, and they were getting done way to quickly. I mentioned something about horses, and the then owner loved the idea. Told me to work something up and he’d be more than willing to take a look.

So, there I was with absolutely no idea of what I was going to do or which breeds I should do (with the dogs, just go to the American Kennel Club and you‘ll find all the breeds in order of popularity – not so with horses).. enter the Internet. I started doing searches of different breeds (because there was no all encompassing site – each breed had it‘s own following – bad for me, great for them) – if there was a ton of pictures and inform…

King Cheetah


King cheetah
The king cheetah is a rare mutation of cheetah characterized by a distinct pelt pattern. It was first noted in Zimbabwe in 1926. In 1927, the naturalist Reginald Innes Pocock declared it a separate species, but reversed this decision in 1939 due to lack of evidence. In 1928, a skin purchased by Lord Rothschild was found to be intermediate in pattern between the king cheetah and spotted cheetah and Abel Chapman considered it to be a color form of the spotted cheetah. Twenty-two such skins were found between 1926 and 1974. Since 1927, the king cheetah was reported five more times in the wild. Although strangely marked skins had come from Africa, a live king cheetah was not photographed until 1974 in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Cryptozoologists Paul and Lena Bottri…

Golden Tabby Tiger aka Strawberry Tiger

The golden tabby tiger or golden tiger is an extremely rare colour variation caused by a recessive gene and now found only in captive tigers. Like the white tiger it is a colour form and not a separate species. It is sometimes referred to as the strawberry tiger due to the strawberry blonde coloration. No official name has been designated for the color.

The golden tabby’s white coat and gold patches make it stand out from the norm. Their striping is much paler than usual and may fade into spots or large prominent patches. Golden tabby tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives.

As is the case with white tigers, the unusual golden color is caused by a recessive gene; in the case of the golden tabby …

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