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pinups
05-07-2007, 02:05 AM
Hi everyone,
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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2007/49185-CIMG0690.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2007/49185-CIMG0692.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2007/49185-CIMG0694.JPG

PatrickHedges
05-07-2007, 02:24 AM
Crias' photos are awesome for sure. Looking good

jody007
05-07-2007, 09:42 AM
Looks like you are off to a beautiful start, I am watching you work.
Jody

pinups
05-07-2007, 09:12 PM
Hi,
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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2007/49185-CIMG0696.JPG

alicat
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.

Eilymcc
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

pinups
05-08-2007, 07:16 PM
Hi everyone,
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2007/49185-CIMG0699.sm.jpg

Ceiliog
05-09-2007, 07:24 AM
Coming along very well - already has that lazing around look about it

pinups
05-09-2007, 08:29 PM
Hi,
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).
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2007/49185-CIMG0701.sm.jpg

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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2007/49185-CIMG0704sm.jpg

PatrickHedges
05-09-2007, 08:50 PM
Nice work. You are definitely capturing the eyes well

Goewyn
05-10-2007, 12:44 AM
It's looking great already! It's fun to see everyone's different take on this picture. :)

-- Linda

pinups
05-11-2007, 01:56 PM
Hi everyone,
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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2007/49185-CIMG0707.sm.jpg

SharonBlakey
05-11-2007, 03:05 PM
Its looking fantastic so far! Loving the eyes, will keep checking back :)

annj
05-11-2007, 08:35 PM
Wow, Les, you need to teach me how to do rocks! It's looking great. :-)

LEIGH RUST
05-12-2007, 12:13 AM
nicely done Les!

pinups
05-12-2007, 07:53 AM
Hello again.
here's last nights progress pictures.

first I added some burnt sienna to the rocks and the leopard to warm them up a little.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2007/49185-CIMG0709.sm.jpg

Then I started to add some detail to the leopard's fur with some white.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2007/49185-CIMG0712.sm.jpg

It's almost done now I just have to add in some more detail later on tonight.

jody007
05-12-2007, 11:07 AM
Wow this is looking magnificent! I am still watching.
Jody

Alison2
05-13-2007, 10:22 AM
Absolutely stunning!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Alison2:wave:

pinups
05-13-2007, 05:11 PM
Hi everyone,
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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2007/49185-CIMG0716.sm.jpg

meglyman
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.
Meg

LEIGH RUST
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...

PatrickHedges
05-13-2007, 07:59 PM
Oh yes Les, this is excellent. A fine interpretation :clap:

bchlvr
05-13-2007, 09:59 PM
Beautiful...love it.

jody007
05-14-2007, 09:19 AM
Magnificent!!!! I love it!
Jody

Chisaii
05-14-2007, 09:38 AM
Really coming to life!! Beautiful!

annj
05-15-2007, 05:41 AM
Beautiful Les. I love your version!

More... more... please. :-)