These are the same male cheetahs who featured in my sketch Creepers & Cheetahs earlier in this series. This sketch was created while I watched them scouring the bush for impala or other prey. They took their time and I was able to sketch both cheetahs as well as the tree and termite mound. I could have followed them all day, as not only were they very handsome boys, but they kept choosing the most scenic of locations, perfect for a field sketch artist!
Cheetah Dawn Field Sketch © Alison Nicholls 2015
All my field sketches, are created in Africa directly from life, or sketched back at camp purely from my memory of sightings. They are completely finished in Africa and I use no photos or video reference at any time in their creation. It is always tempting to add finishing touches back in the studio, but I avoid this to ensure that my field sketches really are field sketches.
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Tomorrow’s sketch is of a buffalo herd.