Sleeping Lion

My very first attempt with oil pastels. I used kraft paper and an ancient set of pentels, and. . . I've to got to say I'm pleased. Not a bad first try. The reference photo is on the cover of an old book of mammals that I've been drawing from since I was a kid.
The lighting in this isn't great - plus it's slanted, I know. I'll be sure to take better pictures later - I can't blame the camera any more! I just bought a new Canon digital Rebel XTi. This poor carpenter has lovely tools.