This is a colored pencil demonstration showing you how to blend with powder blender on gessoed paper on a big cat…the caracal! I’m going to focus on drawing realistic fur detail too!

I’m working in Faber-Castell Polychromos for the blended portions and details and Caran d’Ache Luminance for some of the more opaque details and white areas of the fur.

If you’re within the US, you can get the Powder Blender from

The portions I paint on are a mixture of Touch Up Texture and Colored Pencil Titanium White, also from
Hobby Airbrush Kit (for spraying gesso)
Liquitex gesso (will need to be thinned with water for the airbrush) (amazon affiliate links)
When gessoing your paper, make sure to use masking tape to tape the edges down so that it doesn’t dry warped.

patreon-YT-thumb-caracal-em The two hour long version of this tutorial is available for supporters on Patreon to watch now!! I’ve got quite a few chunks of this video done in real time so you can really see how I’m making my pencil strokes.  If you’re unfamiliar with Patreon, you get access to my 1-2 hour long tutorials every single week for as little as $4/month!