Wednesday, 23 January 2013

snow leopard progress - adding foliage / whiskers



I'm nearing the end of this painting now, although still more refining and detail to be added, I also need to sort out the right side foliage. As his head is more or less face on to the viewer, you need to imagine the shape of the head when adding snowflakes. I wanted Shynghyz to look almost like he has been interrupted from shuffling around the snow floor or something has caught his eye - possibly prey or a distant sound. He seems calm but alert, the empty space to his left allows the audience to interpret the painting :)

5 comments:

marc calvo said...

The "Irbis" one of the most evasive and beautiful feline;recent DNA studies related tigers and snow leopards in a common ancestor.Beautiful snow leopard portrait Julia.

Vicki Greene said...

Your work is amazing!

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

thankyou so much guys!

Gowri Saligram said...

This is the cutest snow leopard I have seen, Julia! He is beautiful!

hmuxo said...

He's coming along so beautifully, Julia...Fantastic eyes...your work gets better with every painting you do!!!

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