View Full Version : Snow Leopard WIP deja vu?
05-07-2007, 02:05 AM
it seems this photograph by Crias is very popular as a subject and I have been wanting to paint it for sometime. I got inspired after reading Goewyn's WIP so I would like to thank her for this late nite lol. These photographs are un-retouched so far. The size is 9"x12" and its being painted in acrylics on canvas.
05-07-2007, 02:24 AM
Crias' photos are awesome for sure. Looking good
05-07-2007, 09:42 AM
Looks like you are off to a beautiful start, I am watching you work.
05-07-2007, 09:12 PM
latest progress photograph. The colours used so far are graphite (airbrush), black (airbrush),payne's grey, and a mixed black to rough in the sketch. The shadows in the top and bottom center are from my portable easel as I photographed it outside this evening. Total time on this so far is 5 hours.
05-07-2007, 09:17 PM
Lovely start, looking forward to seeing this develop. I'm not surprised it's a popular reference, it's a gorgeous photo.
05-08-2007, 11:42 AM
Hi Les! this is looking wonderful so far! It is a beautiful picture, Crias has an incredible range of beautiful photos in the RIL! Looking forward to seeing more! Any chance of a close up picture of the fur detail? Pretty please :D
05-08-2007, 07:16 PM
I am glad that some people are enjoying this painting even though its so close to Goewyn's lovely WIP rendition of Crias' photograph. Eilis I hate to break it to you, but, these are the close ups lol it's only 9x12". I can try to take some in macro on my camera tomorrow if its sunny out though. Here's the latest from last night.
05-09-2007, 07:24 AM
Coming along very well - already has that lazing around look about it
05-09-2007, 08:29 PM
here's the lastest photographs as of last night. The colours used to date are Background, (Payne's grey, mixed black) and the airbrush work, (graphite, black, permanent dark green, mixed beige, mixed pale yellow).
Here's the macro close up for Eilis. It doesn't show the final fur detail although I will post that when I add it in. Please note that you can see the texture in the canvas.
05-09-2007, 08:50 PM
Nice work. You are definitely capturing the eyes well
05-10-2007, 12:44 AM
It's looking great already! It's fun to see everyone's different take on this picture. :)
05-11-2007, 01:56 PM
here's the latest photograph as of last night. I have added a lot of detail on the rocks with some airbrushed black and built up more detail on the leopard's fur also using airbrushed black.
05-11-2007, 03:05 PM
Its looking fantastic so far! Loving the eyes, will keep checking back :)
Wow, Les, you need to teach me how to do rocks! It's looking great. :-)
05-12-2007, 12:13 AM
nicely done Les!
05-12-2007, 07:53 AM
here's last nights progress pictures.
first I added some burnt sienna to the rocks and the leopard to warm them up a little.
Then I started to add some detail to the leopard's fur with some white.
It's almost done now I just have to add in some more detail later on tonight.
05-12-2007, 11:07 AM
Wow this is looking magnificent! I am still watching.
05-13-2007, 10:22 AM
Thanks so much for sharing.
05-13-2007, 05:11 PM
thanks for being patient and watching along on my first WIP. Here is the final version of the painting after adding in some details on the eyes, whiskers and a few sharper hairs with a liner brush. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did painting it. Thanks again to Crias for a wonderful photograph and sharing it with us.
05-13-2007, 05:15 PM
Nice job! I like the warm yellows and cool blues. I'm a sucker for complimentary colors done well, which these certainly are.
05-13-2007, 06:49 PM
Hi Les, I really envy your skills with the airbrush! This has turned out brilliantly. I love te play of warm and cool colours you've used as it brings the work to life. Looking forward to your next foray...
05-13-2007, 07:59 PM
Oh yes Les, this is excellent. A fine interpretation :clap:
05-13-2007, 09:59 PM
05-14-2007, 09:19 AM
Magnificent!!!! I love it!
05-14-2007, 09:38 AM
Really coming to life!! Beautiful!
Beautiful Les. I love your version!
More... more... please. :-)
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