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02-26-2012, 05:08 PM

leopard in acrylic (30x20 canvas)...getting to know medium...have come to conclusion..fur and whiskers are difficult...messed up whiskers


watercolour lurcher - very quick and loose

02-27-2012, 01:11 PM
really like that leopard (:

02-27-2012, 01:21 PM
thanks karen....its early days..and i will do another leopard someday..hopefully a bit more sophisticated style :)

02-29-2012, 07:49 AM
It looks like a nice large painting, very brave of you (:

Nonie Wideman
03-01-2012, 11:26 AM
aha, another artist starting to bloom, keep at it, and above all have fun experimenting...I'm just an amateur myself, but I like where you are going with this and can enjoy your art....

03-02-2012, 03:19 PM
aw many thanks Nonie..:)

03-02-2012, 03:41 PM
Raw talent ready to burst onto the path of paint experience, I love seeing such talent like yours exploring the secrets of the medium and subjects matter.
Painting fun

03-02-2012, 05:34 PM
aw many thanks Gary..its such early days...and im learning everytime i do a painting...even when its a mess. i just want to try everything lol

03-02-2012, 06:32 PM
Brenda, there is no mess here, infact there are very good signs of colour choice, blending style, highlighs and shadowing. So you'er started to pick up some early painting skills.

Painting fun

03-02-2012, 08:46 PM
I agree with Gary! you've got a great start on your skill developement already!
I believe we all continue to grow as artists, always learning, always improving. I know I have a long way to go to get to where I want to be. So, just keep painting and never doubt your abilities!:) :) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

03-03-2012, 05:50 AM
I always have trouble with whiskers and other similar things when using acrylic or oils. Don't worry, you'll get there! You're off to a good start and this is a great place to learn.

03-03-2012, 01:54 PM
Really nice job on these! I especially like leopard's eye, and the highlights on the nose give it a really nice 3-D feel.:) Whiskers are a challenge for me too, my tip is to make sure to thin down the paint so it flows onto the canvas easier. I hope to see more of your work!

03-03-2012, 03:38 PM
THank you all so much for your comments.the work on this forum has just inspired me and there are lots of talented people out there. GReat tip about the whiskers paige