Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NEW black jaguar painting


Hello All, here is the start of my big handsome black jaguar! Creating the backdrop first to complement the animal is a lot less stressful than attempting it after you've put so much time and effort into the animal part! A previous lesson learnt the hard way :)

I have chosen a green / dull yellow mix with effects representing the dense forest. I love these abstract-type colourful backgrounds. He will be such a strong presence on the painting I wanted to brighten up the feel of the painting with some complementary colour combinations. At the moment I have only marked in where his features sit and his subtle markings - at this point he could be an orange jaguar! The third in my big cat series, with each one I learn so much more about each individual animal and also as my own painting technique evolves :)

7 comments:

Andrew said...

can't wait to see it finished!!

Bev said...

Me too, looks very promising. What paper do you use Julia? It looks quite textured.

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

thankyou, Bev I use W&N cotman watercolour paper, it is slightly textured but the photo has probably cast the texture shadows a bit more than they actually are,I hope this helps, Jules

hmuxo said...

I look forward to seeing the next step...looks like a winner!

Wendy Mould said...

Looking good so far, I have been learning alot about the cats from your pictures as well. Thanks for sharing.

hmuxo said...

I can see already that this is going to be a winner!! I look forward to your next post.

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

Brilliant Hilda/Wendy thankyou :) I'd really hoped my blog is informative aswell! I learn more with every painting too! Jules

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