I was inspired to do this little series because of some photographs I found of exotic animals. The pictures were so beautiful I couldn't resist coloring them up and painting them! (Photos taken by Nicolas Evariste)
I enjoy drawing still life's, but I must admit that it takes several hours just to draw an 11X14 vase of flowers with ink and a calligraphy pen! I found after a while that using pencil before hand restricts the line once you go to ink it...so best to skip the graphite and just go for it!