Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Black Leopard 12"x11" complete


A little bit difficult to capture with my camera the true darkness of this piece but nonetheless here it is.i will post a better image once it's been scanned.

21 comments:

pencilscribbles said...

Congratulations on the completion! He is magnificent. Big cats are majestic naturally, and you have that in the portrait. I was watching your progress and admiring your skill. I have a black cat that I want to draw for a while, but do not have a good understanding how to work black fur for realism. Watching your steps gave me some ideas - thank you!

Alex

Heather Gordy said...

Beautiful work. The eyes say it all. I think the eyes are my favorite part of most of your drawings.

Nolon Stacey said...

Stunning! I must admit, during the early stages, I wasn't getting the positioning and crop you were going for, but with the eyes and nose in it works perfectly. I'd maybe go as far as to say possibly my favourite of yours to date!

sue said...

Fabulous drawing!

The dark fur really makes those piercing eyes stand out beautifully

Clive Meredith said...

alex,thankyou for the kind words and i'm glad that seeing this one progress has helped you with ideas for your own creation,this is what it's all about.
heather and sue,many thanks,i'm so pleased with the way the eyes turned out with this one as they really do make the whole image work,perhaps more so than many other big cat drawings ive completed.
hi nolon i knew it would take a little while to have the image make sense and eventually it did but it has to be one of the toughest challenges ive faced in a while,havnt laid down so much graphite for ages!

Lene said...

Wauu ... this is truly a masterpiece. Everything in the drawing are expertly done!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Magnificent Clive - as is all your work!!!

Brenda said...

You have done a masterful rendering of the black coat. I love the depth you've achieved and the darkness that you created in the fur. Wonderful job!

Clive Meredith said...

lene,karen and brenda thankyou so much for taking the time to add your comments.very much appreciated

Erik said...

Excellent finish Clive.

Clive Meredith said...

many thanks erik

03ahmed said...

Sensational finish! This has opened up my eyes to the depth and realism that can be created with graphite even though I work in scratchboard. I have been inspired by your work to try graphite soon

Oh and congratulations on getting shortlisted for WAY!

Irfan

Clive Meredith said...

hi irfan and thankyou for the kind comments and have fun experimenting with graphite

Kelly Singleton said...

He's a real beauty Clive!

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou kelly

Peter Brown said...

Fantastic work Clive, and I bet it looks even more impressive "in the flesh".

Ninette's Pacific Coast Photos said...

Clive ~ This is gorgeous! He has such an amazing gaze. You capture the personality of your wild creatures perfectly!

Donna said...

wonderful! Love the defined musculature and the intensity of the gaze. Beautiful creature!

Clive Meredith said...

peter,ninette and donna thankyou all very much for your kind words

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Been off line for a while: what a grandiose sight to come back to. Love it. Super well done :D

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou sheona :-)