View Full Version : Snow Leopard cubs; A Video DONE

07-28-2008, 12:33 PM
Allo to all! :wave:

I have put aside a month without commisions to do this pastel painting of to snow leopard cubs. I'm making video of all that I do on it and will post a video (hopefully) with every wip I post here. I hope you'll like it.

Here's my original photo found on the internet somewhere:

And here's my first wip:


And here you'll find the video:

And the second wip:

And the video for that one can be found here:

I hope to be back in a day or to with the next step. See you soon :D

Paula Ford
07-28-2008, 12:57 PM
The eyes are incredible!

07-28-2008, 06:16 PM
I'll sit here and wait and wait and wait..... :D

Great WIP, thankks for doing this. I can't await the next steps.

Merethe T
07-28-2008, 06:28 PM
Hey Dorte, nice to see you back here again, I missed your wonderful work!
Great start, the eyes are stunning...what a great ref to work from, this should be good.....I'll be waiting too.... :D


07-28-2008, 08:02 PM
First off, beautiful work so far, Dorte!
Second, yahoo to you to embrace the video part of marketing! So many people will love to watch one of your demos!

Gail V
07-28-2008, 08:53 PM
Welcome back Dorte!! I have missed your beautiful paintings. Looks like you have been keeping busy. This is beautiful!!!

07-28-2008, 09:50 PM
Love your video! The eyes are fantastic.

07-29-2008, 12:09 AM
:wave: HI DORTE:wave:

It's so great to see you back! I've missed you! We are all in for a real treat. I just watched your video and boy do you work fast, what kind of coffee are you drinking?:D Great music, who is it?

So for starters (I'm one for the questions) what surface are you working on? This looks huge, is it the largest you've done? How big is this. I notice you are using mostly pencils, just curious on what the white pastel is.

I hope all has been well with you, I remember you were just starting a new job, hope that it has worked out for you. Enough chit chat...now go back to work:lol:

:music: Carol

07-29-2008, 12:51 AM
omg !! ... how huge is this painting in its entirety ?? ... !!! ... it's going to be awesome once done judging by your wip and demo in the video !! ... can't wait to see more !! ... :)

07-29-2008, 12:57 AM
Paula: thank you :D

Pastel_Love: he he I hope you don't get a crank in you neck from waiting on me :lol: I really hope to update today or tomorrow. Thanks for your comment.

Merethe: hey ya there. I'm glad to be back. Boy have I been buisy lately! I had the most exciting assignment a month ago. I got to illustrate a book cover! the book came out in stores on wensday, so this has been very exciting for me.

CindyW: Thank you! I'm glad you like the video part.

bchlvr: Thanks! :D It's nice to know that you are watching them.

Carol: lol! okay okay he he i forgot to post all the details, but here they are;
The music is Enigma with "return to innocence"
The paper is (drum rolls....) velour paper, and it measures 50 x 70 cm. That's a full sheet. I have never done a pastel bigger than this, but I have made more than one this size.
The white pastel is Derwent pastel block and the black one is the same. I really like them (maybe because I got them at half price). :lol:
Yep new job, and I bought a house 3-4 months ago, so life has been buisy.
I've also had many commision jobs some that I can't show here. But the next month I've go no commisions, i'm taking a break from doing those and making something for myself. :) Thank you for commenting! :D

Violet: thanks! :D Yes it is a bit big, and I hope it will pack quite a punch when done this size. Thanks for you comment. :thumbsup:

07-29-2008, 01:23 AM
I've always looked forward to seeing your paintings and I'm glad you're back. This is marvelous. I'll be watching every step of the way.


07-29-2008, 06:21 AM
thank you for taking the time...I'm enjoying the show
Can't wait for the next one
Very short sentences:)

I keep waiting for the eyes to wink


07-29-2008, 06:56 AM
Hi Dorte!!! have missed your work!!! great start!!! and good luck with your vids!! Good to see you back!

07-30-2008, 12:52 AM
binkie; Hi long time no se! Thanks for your comment :D

Chris; Thank you :)

Tressa; And hallo to you too. It's good to be back. Thanks :)

07-30-2008, 12:54 AM
I've got a nother update for you and a video to. I hope you like it. :)



Rose Queen
07-30-2008, 01:23 AM
It's wonderful to be able to watch these critters come to life on YouTube! I hope you put WetCanvas in as a keyword, as many other members here do on their YouTube videos -- we gotta hang together, right? :thumbsup:

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07-30-2008, 11:50 AM
No I hadn't thought of that Rose. But I have just added "WC!" and "wetcanvas" as keywords, both to the resent 3 videos and to my channel. Thanks for telling me :D

Yes we stick together, I love WC!

07-31-2008, 03:53 PM
Glad to see you back ! I am watching and also working on a snow leopard cub so I will be watching and learning. this is very exciting and looking great.

08-02-2008, 11:06 AM
Thanks PaulaT :D

Here's another update with video:



08-02-2008, 07:33 PM
awesome ... simply awesome !! ... :thumbsup:

08-03-2008, 06:35 AM
Thank you Violet :D

08-03-2008, 12:34 PM
I've done some more work on this wip today, here's what I made:



08-03-2008, 02:58 PM
WOW This is beautiful. You've captured the expression perfectly and the eyes are stunning. Can't wait to see it finished.


08-03-2008, 04:51 PM
Magnificent work! I've never tried velour paper. Is it easier
to work with? Thank you so much for the video clips.

Rose Baggs
08-03-2008, 05:07 PM
Awesome video/wip Dorte!!! Your cubs are coming along fantastic!!!

Galina Zastava
08-04-2008, 03:16 PM
This is absolutely fantastic work! The cub is wonderful! And your demonstration is extremely useful!! Don't you mind if I put the link to your video on the Russian site Demiart.ru? I'll put the link to this page as well, but only with your permission.

08-05-2008, 12:19 AM
Pam; Thank you :D I'm very glad you like it

jimmy4u; Some find the velour very hard to work on, but I must admit, I find it easy and very lovely. There's nothing like it. I also like the sanded paper, but velour is my favorite. You should really try it out. :)

Rose; Thank you so much! :D

Galina; Sure you can! I would be honored that you like my work enough to want to link to it, so go ahed. Thanks for you comment :D

Galina Zastava
08-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Dbjs! Thank you very much! :) Now even more people will be able to adore your work!!

08-05-2008, 01:04 PM

08-11-2008, 12:59 PM
Thank you maw-t and Gilina.

Now i've finally got another update for you all. My camera broke down after I had been drawing for one hour, and all that video was lost sorry. But here's another video and another wip :)



08-11-2008, 02:28 PM
Hello Dorte! :wave: I was out of town when you first began this thread so was thrilled to see it today! I have watched each of your videos and as always, am amazed and inspired. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your talent with others!

Congratulations on your book cover as well as the purchase of your new house. A very exciting time for you!

Merethe T
08-11-2008, 02:32 PM
Awesome....it's so full of life, can almost feel him breathe.....!!

A book cover - that is exciting!! Congratulations, I'm sure it looks great!


08-17-2008, 12:54 PM
Ann, thank you :D I'm glad you like it.

Merethe, thank you! It was fun doing a book cover. Not my genre of book, but fun to try it. You can see it here:

Oh and I've got another update:


08-31-2008, 11:05 AM
After some time off from drawing here's another update with video:


Paula Ford
08-31-2008, 11:27 AM
WOW! I just love this and your video was wonderful.

08-31-2008, 02:37 PM
Dorte - great color choices you've made and really fine strokes. Congratulations on this.


09-04-2008, 04:19 PM
Dearest Dorte, I've only just caught up with this thread, how pleased I am to see you back on WC! This is just absolutely fabulous, and so large! But maybe that makes it easier to do all the details? I'm very happy to hear your work and life is going so well, I look forward to seeing more from you!


09-04-2008, 04:25 PM
Gorgeous and very powerful image! I love it!

09-04-2008, 04:52 PM

09-06-2008, 05:12 PM
Excellent !!.. your work is amazing and a wonderful video too... thanks for sharing this.

09-07-2008, 01:32 PM
Paula, Barb, Diane, Continental, fiannah and MarciaJane, thank you all so very much for the lovely comments! :D I can't tell you how much it means to me that you like my work.

I've just uploaded another video of the work I did today so I hope it will be active very soon. You can find it here:

and here's my wip:

09-14-2008, 02:42 PM
Grrrrreat picture. Their expressions are very realistic. I love that glint in their eyes. Well done.

09-15-2008, 02:14 PM
alija1001; thank you :D

I do hope your not getting tired of this one, but here is another video:

and the update:

09-15-2008, 03:08 PM
wow amazing as always you are one of my favorite painters
wich paper do you use and what kind of pastel pencils?

09-16-2008, 12:01 AM
Thank you Nadia, for those kind words :)

I use velour paper, the light grey one. And the pastel pencils are Derwent, and faber-castell pitt. And the block of white I use for the first layer of fur is a Derwent stick/block, a hard pastel.

10-11-2008, 02:49 PM
So this is finally finished!
I know that I've not been online much lately, but life is busy! I got ill for some time, had a virus on the nerve in my ear, which resulted in headaches, dizziness, feeling sick, and more unpleasant things. It's on it's way out off my system and I'm getting better slowly.

Now here's the last video:

And here's the finished painting:

Thank you for any C and C's! And thank you for your patients! :lol:

10-11-2008, 09:54 PM
wow fabulous finish!!!!! :clap:

Jip Jop
10-12-2008, 12:00 AM
Wonderful!!!!! The eyes are powerful.
i Loooove snow lepoards so am loving your choice in subject.

10-12-2008, 12:14 AM
wow how beautiful i watched some of it on u tube wow that is all i can
say is wow

10-12-2008, 03:54 AM
Thank you for creating this video! I've watched all the episodes and love how you handle the Derwents on the velour paper. I've used velour paper before but rarely tried to cover that much area with pastel pencils. Glorious detail working that large. This painting is perfect. I can't add any critique, but you took one of my favorite subjects -- cats -- and did them in one of their most difficult expressions, so real I could reach through the screen and touch them. Probably get bit for it, but they are gorgeous!

I also rated all the episodes as I watched them. I was surprised at how few ratings you got, I guess people forget to click the stars. Can I link to this on my blog and share it?

10-12-2008, 04:58 AM
fiannah, Jip Jop, imaginationcounts thank you so much! I can't tell you how glad I am to hear that you like it.

robertsloan2; Thank you! I didn't know that your on youtube :) Thank you for all the stars!! And thank you for the comment, I'm so happy you like it.
Yes! you definitely may put them on your blog. I would be honored!

10-12-2008, 06:25 AM
Stunning - well worth the wait.

10-13-2008, 12:05 AM
awesome !! ... simply awesome ... the painting and all the work that you did to make this wip and youtube demo !! ... kudos to ya !!!!!

edit .... and i meant to say i'm glad you're feeling better !!!

10-13-2008, 01:04 AM
Thanks! I'll go blog it! There it is -- enjoy reading your review: http://robertsloan2.livejournal.com/