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Lexycat
03-28-2012, 07:44 AM
This is an early start on a lioness - I scrapped the last lion I tried in colour pencil but I think this one will go better for me, coloured pencil on pastel paper and the ref photo is from Patrick Hedges - thank you, great ref:)

Size is 11 x 10 ins.

KarenESP
03-28-2012, 08:11 AM
Can't wait to see it completed (:

jbart
03-28-2012, 08:26 AM
I really like the start. Will follow.

skappy
03-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Great Start Lexy Your on a roll
Robert

nickib
03-28-2012, 10:23 AM
STUNNING!!!!:clap:Nicki

wildlifeart89
03-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Loving the start, excited to see how this turns out!:)
Paige

Lexycat
03-28-2012, 03:12 PM
Thank you Karen, jbart, Nicki, Robert & Paige:) Another little bit done, still quite rough looking - Im thinking now of doing a series of three, a male and a cub all the same size on the same colour paper......
http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b403/Lexycat2010/Lioness2.jpg

Karen70
03-28-2012, 06:43 PM
Looking purrfect so far, I look forward to the next installment.

chammi kaiser
03-29-2012, 03:45 AM
Those eyes are perfect Lexy. I am sure that something you 'scrap' , someone else would consider their best ever!!!!!:)

Knenk
03-29-2012, 11:55 AM
this looks like a fantastic start. Well done painting so far!
Diana

Lexycat
03-29-2012, 12:20 PM
Many thanks Chammi, Karen & Diana - another update, the fur is starting to look softer - working my way slowly from the chin up, lol! It's hard to scan very dark paper so colours may look duller than reality.....http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b403/Lexycat2010/lioness3.jpg

kasey1
03-29-2012, 05:51 PM
lovely work.

*AquaMarine*
03-29-2012, 08:23 PM
Gorgeous work, Lexy! she's coming along beautifully.

What kind of support are you using?

ginny

Barb'sArt
03-29-2012, 09:48 PM
Wow lexy! Really gorgeous!!!! Loving the fur and the eyes are superb!!!:clap: :clap:

Lexycat
03-30-2012, 03:15 AM
Many thanks Kasey & Barb & Ginny, I am loving working on her:) Ginny, I'm using a dark taupe brown mi teintes pastel paper, I quite like the colour as is for the background, but as I have heard that the dark colours can fade over time with this support, I will probably use similar colours in pastel in the background, darkening a bit may make her pop more too......

chammi kaiser
03-30-2012, 04:19 AM
Looking beautiful Lexy. The fur has a velvety look . You are doing a great job.

jbart
03-30-2012, 07:40 AM
Turning out very beautifully.

FromtheDeep
03-31-2012, 01:16 AM
Great start. Love the eyes. Can't wait to see it finished!

online art
03-31-2012, 03:39 AM
Looking great so far :)

Lexycat
03-31-2012, 07:09 AM
Many thanks Chammi, jabart, fromthedeep & Jason, appreciate the input on my first lion and second big cat:)

I've about finished her head and added a background in pastel sticking more or less to the original colour of the paper, which I'm happy with - C&C always welcome.....

Karen70
03-31-2012, 11:25 AM
She really is looking beautiful :thumbsup:.

lilbelle
03-31-2012, 04:06 PM
Wonderful detail so far, it looking great!

Lexycat
04-01-2012, 06:38 AM
Thank you Karen & Libelle. I have put in the whiskers and started layering in the body fur, the next scan will be the last. I have a feeling this may have a bit of a dark and dull look overall, so I may need to warm up the colour a bit. Hopefully I'm wrong!

FaeLynn
04-02-2012, 09:08 AM
Missed this until now..love it. I always love how you use purples in your work, it adds just the right pop. Can't wait to see the rest as well!!

nickib
04-02-2012, 11:48 AM
She is beautiful Lex, I just want to hug her, but somehow I don't think she would go for that:lol: The fur looks great :clap:Nicki

lisapencil
04-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Looks fantastic Lexy, don't you dare scrap this one. :cat:

Lexycat
04-05-2012, 04:20 AM
My final scan on this one, its finished, the other scans came out very dark, this is more true to life, thanks to eveyone for taking the time to comment along the way....

Karen70
04-05-2012, 03:26 PM
She's beautiful - great finish :thumbsup::clap:

wildlifeart89
04-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Amazing finish, Lexy! I really like how the main focus is right on her face, very dramatic!:D I love the eyes and ears as well.:)
Paige

Lucylove
04-05-2012, 09:38 PM
I am amazed at the detail! Awaiting your next piece... and love those eyes!

Lexycat
04-06-2012, 09:15 AM
Many thanks Karen, Paige & Lucy - planning to do my first bird piece soon, cant wait!

KarenESP
04-07-2012, 11:54 AM
Wow !!!!