This is a sketch I did in Goa, then ruined, then reconstructed.

There was this temple somewhere in Goa with a crude leopard and lion statue guarding its entrance. So when we got back to our huts I tried sketching it.

Initial sketch

Initial sketch

I botched my first attempt drawing it.

So I drew another version above the first.

But I dislike ruined pages in my sketchbook so I decided to paint over the botched drawing in an attempt to rescue it somewhat.

My desk and my sketch book after I painted over the ruined page.

My desk and my sketch book after I painted over the ruined page.

Make shift paint palette with hardened acrylic (the inside cover of my pencil kit) with a xerox of MJ and his masked children.

Make shift paint palette with hardened acrylic (the inside cover of my pencil kit) with a xerox of MJ and his masked children.

My trusty water colour pencils. Quite old now and generally neglected in favour of my felt pens and crayons.

My trusty water-colour pencils. Quite old now and generally neglected in favour of my felt pens and crayons.

Goa Tiger Sketchbook Final. Colour Pencils top & Acrylic bottom.

Goa Tiger Sketchbook Final. Colour Pencils top & Acrylic bottom.

Someone said they prefered the botched page now because it looked very childish.

I rather like them both next to each other, in tandem as a contrast.

I have since found out from a Goa resident that this temple Leopard is called ‘Spotty’.