The pine marten is one of my favourite little mammals. They have such cute faces but are also vicious acrobats. I have a memory of seeing one of these running up a tree when I was cycling on holiday as a kid.
I created this using gouache and pencil to capture the warm chocolate texture of its fur. The great thing about setting myself this little challenge is I get to experiment with different ways to use my tools, drawing new surfaces I wouldn’t have considered before. That oil based pencil has been sitting in the pencil draw for ages and now I finally have a purpose for it. Its a fantastic texture maker!