Hi I'm new to the forum, so thought it might me useful to show how I work
Here's a few step by steps hopefully someone might find it of use.
This tiger although a portrait is actually a bit different from the norm, there will be extreme contrast and colours between the two sides of the face - similar in many ways to a lion I did a couple of years ago-
The painting is oil on canvas.
The 1st image shows the basic sketch - he looks kind of lopsided with the 1 eye here.
The 2nd image shows that I have covered the canvas with an acrylic - burnt sienna wash, then wiped out the highlights with some tissue
The 3rd image shows me starting to define the form a bit with just standard acrylic paints, the black is made from ultra blue and burnt umber
More acrylic underpainting work on this image (below)
I usually work with the oils after just the initial wash of burnt sienna, but for this painting I wanted to continue with the acrylics until I had a good solid base to build upon.
So here's the end of the acrylic stage - I guess from pencil drawing to final acrylic block in was about 3 hrs