Sunday, 15 January 2012

Black Leopard painting progression

The painting is coming along nicely so far,although as its the largest oil ive attempted so far it's taking me a while to get used to the larger brushes i'm using for this one.I'm still experimenting a little with the colours and trying to pick up on the subtle red/browns that show up in the fur where light passes through.i particularly enjoyed painting the eyes in one session,i think i'm happy with them as is and cant see a need for further work as yet but the nose is a different story,this will definitely need a deal of refinement.looking forward to moving onto the cats face and introducing a little more fur detail.


Ida M. Glazier said...

Beautiful work so far, great color varitions thru that fur, seems a bit like the real thing. Love your work. Struggleing with oils myself---

Unknown said...

thankyou very much Ida,i'm really enjoying the colour mixing challenges with this one as its the first 'black' animal ive attempted in oils.its only when attempting to paint it that i realised just how many colours there are within the fur.

Suzane Weck said...

Nossa,que pinturas lindas.Parecem fotografias.Adorei teu blog,Parabéns e um grande abraço.