Monday, 28 November 2011

amur leopard progress - fur and ear detail


Hello Everyone, here is a quick update on the start of the fur detailing in the one corner of the picture. As said before this is the second in my big cat series, with the same cropping and sizing. It has been difficult to find the colouring of this amur leopard - as it has longer and paler fur than its tropical relatives, and I had to make sure I could achieve a good depth on paler areas of the face. I'm happy with the progress as I am working very hard to understand many aspects that differ from one cat to the next, but a great challenge!

7 comments:

hmuxo said...

You make it look so easy, Julia. It looks gorgeous already! The eyes are amazing!

Brad Miedema said...

Coming along very nicely Julia!

Doreen Cross said...

Amazing work you do Julia. Love it already. Those eyes WOW. Looking forward to the next update.

Pamela Speshock Fine Artist said...

Nice painting you are very good with watercolors. It is a hard medium to work with.

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Andrew said...

that's amazing , like all your other watercolor works, when you do your little fine fur do you use a tiny brush or one of those comb brushes?

Kyla Marie Hynes said...

The eyes are really nice. It's coming out beautifully.. looking forward to see the finished piece :)

Julia Ruffles | fine artist said...

thankyou guys!:)

Andrew - I don't necessarily use a tiny brush it's more the way you paint the brushstroke - I generally use one brush for the entire painting. Jules

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