This is the final stage of the tone scale project for RCC Art 115 Composition. It was done completely in graphite with a light wash with ARTGRAF graphite putty for the background on cold pressed illustration board. After critique, it was determined by the class and teacher that the mouth and whiskers needed more definition to emphasize that they are above water, and I completely agree. I might fix it and repost in the future. What I am happy about, though, is that I successfully drew this, as I thought I wouldn’t be able to capture some of the subtler tone gradients. I definitely learned much about patience and how to obey one’s eyes rather than one’s brain. It was rendered from a photograph used with permission from the works of KSS Creations, and the photograph suited this project perfectly.