Wednesday, 13 November 2013

amur leopard progress - chin / muzzle

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Since my last blog post on this painting, I have painted in his chin and started work on the lower parts around his jaw, both these areas have longer fur. Chins can be very tricky to get right as they require layers of hair without making it all too blocky and solid. Not all of the hairs will catch the light and give a shine, so you want to be selective on the top hairs you pick out.

The dark areas of the muzzle will be broken up by lots of crisp white whiskers, bringing the piece together. Whiskers are also important to position a face on your paper, I think they add character and energy to all big cats! I may do one more blog post before the completed painting, I hope you're enjoying our journey! :) Jules

4 comments:

Peter Brown said...

Looking good Julia!

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

Thanks Peter :)

marc calvo said...

I see a curious new about a RARE CUB OF BLACK AMUR LEOPARD that born in a Berlin zoo,its really amazing!!look the event by internet,the next challenge is to paint a black amur leopard Julia!!.Other characteristics that i think that guive energy to this cats are his differnt face expresions, and the paws, especially when they grab a trunck for climbing o try to touch any think.

Corn Dena said...

impressive details!
kunst

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