but I got new prismacolors so YAY! I haven't had color pencils for a couple months now and it had quite a toll on me. now I've got new ones and I decided to color my black/white sketches :)
here's my first finished one:
Lately I've been thinking about captivity issues for lions and other big cats. The sad fact: there are more tigers held in American backyards than there are in the wild around the world.(http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2012/WWFPresitem27118.html) Every so often you hear on the news about accidents involving an escaped exotic cat and their owners or perhaps neighbors. While some are breeders willing to sell to anyone for a large sum of cash (sideshows, private owners, truck stop owners, etc), others have great admiration of them for their exotic grace and sometimes feel they have a deep connection with their pets. I do not doubt that such bonds happen, however, its easy to forget what your dealing with. According to Allexperts.com, the average lion has 250 Ibs of muscle alone, what can one do with all that power in an 8 ft long enclosure? They're not display creatures, they are meant to climb and run, jump and tear. Even innocent intentions from these animals can lead to terrible consequences for both the owner and the companion/ pet.