Wednesday, 14 December 2011

amur leopard progress - muzzle / cheek detail


Hello everyone, so here I am with my amur leopard painting. I have been working very hard on this area, the fur direction and subtle changes in colouring has been difficult but I am happy to finally show you a progress shot, today I'll be working on the nose detailing. Once the whiskers are added it will balance the composition out somewhat due to the bright white strokes. I am really hoping to have this complete before xmas time to wrap up this year as we're visiting all sides of the family for xmas and the new year! I can't wait to indulge :)

9 comments:

blogdofiote said...

Your work is impressive. Too difficult to work the flur in several directions. I really be anxious to see that ready.

Bev said...

Just beautiful, I love the detail in the fur. Very impressive.

Julia Ruffles | fine artist said...

thankyou both :) she is a joy to paint! Jules

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is looking stunning Julia - your work is always a joy to view - looking forward to seeing further progress!!! :)

Wendy Mould said...

Looking really good, the eyes have so much life in them. Great picture, looking forward to seeing the finished product.

hmuxo said...

Coming along beautifully, Julia!!! Love it!

Julia Ruffles | fine artist said...

thanks guys :) Wendy/Hilda I apologise as I've tried to leave comments on both your recent works but blogger wont let me, they're brilliant! Merry Xmas to all! Jules

Lene said...

Your wildcat paintings are amazing.

Do you use gouache with the watercolors, to be able to paint lighter colors over darker?

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

Hello Lene :) thankyou, I use all types of watercolours (opaque and translucent) to achieve the effects I want but it is essentially the way you look at the subject and how to convey the different areas, I hope this helps, Jules

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