Nice drawing and a great animal. I've never seen a buffalo in my whole life ; hope I will sometime though, may be I will get lucky to see a wisent Anyway, the pose also seem somewhat unusual to me and you certainly succeeded in depicting animal's heavy and mighty features with charcoal
LOL Yes - I do have a habit of drawing animals in non-typical poses. I get teased by a couple of my friends who say that I like to draw animals butts. hahaha So, this is another of my series of animal butt drawings.
Buffalo are very awesome creatures. I see them a lot when I go over to Yellowstone Park - and I never get tired of them. I love their colors - beautiful tans and black. And they are massive. Late summer is their breeding season, and literally thousands of them will be in Lamar Valley in the park. Buffalo as far as you can see. And if you stop and listen, the sound of the males grunting and snorting echoes through the valley. I love the sound, and it makes my heart smile .
Yes, I can see that happening. Your pieces tend to have that really nice texured feel to them, so I think this paper would capitalize on that all the more. Plus, even though you don't include the detail, I'm sure the paper would help give the impression that there's more there than you actually put on.