running cheetah br 500 pi

Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Running Cheetah graphite drawing.  I have tried to pay close attention to the musculature of this lesser cat.  Enjoy!

The shading of the separate muscles of this lesser cat portrays the power behind this majestic animal.  The lesser cat is running and all of the muscles in the hind end are tensed for action.  The dark shading brings into relief the individual muscles.

This drawing was done when I had a lot going on.  It was terribly frustrating because at first no matter what I did I didn’t like the drawing.  This added frustration to a time of moderate anxiety.  I have had a very busy week and the simplest of appointments make me anxious.  At a time when  I needed the calm of drawing or painting this drawing was giving me problems!  So I read most of the time!

The musculature of an animal is difficult to draw.  I searched the internet and found one artist’s rendition of what the muscles should have been.  It didn’t jive with what I saw in photographs though so it was very frustrating.  Finally with a fresh pair of eyes, I drew what I thought made sense logically.  The result isn’t perfect but it’s better than it was.  It’s only with practice and keen observation of the cheetah that I will get better.  And I will get better believe me!

This is an approximately 12×18″ graphite drawing.  It can be found under the Shop Now button and Portfolio on my website www.miriamsart.com.

Enjoy!