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03-02-2011, 02:45 PM
Hi everyone; I have just completed a claybord painting of a snow leopard. Tambako fron flickr was kind enough to let me use one of his fabulous pictures: www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/4298153371/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/4298153371/) I also posted it there. I am open to any c & c. I am always pleased with a painting as soon as it is done but get more critical as time goes on. There is always room for improvement. I do not plan on mucking about with this painting but I will store the advice given for the next painting. There will always be a next one because I love using scratchboard and I am also a big lover of the big cars. Hope you like it! Tigresshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2011/783042-resize.jpg

Diana Lee
03-02-2011, 03:12 PM
Tambako is a great photographer and a very generous man! I have used his work before.
This is great, very regal looking! What size is it and what did you use to paint it?


Harry Seymour
03-02-2011, 03:34 PM
Beautiful and majestic.

fire angel
03-02-2011, 04:07 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

03-02-2011, 04:24 PM
Thank you for compliments and I always forget to add the info. The size is 16x20 and I used claybord ink. I used to use watercolour but I find it too washed out looking such as the donkey that I posted previously.

03-02-2011, 04:24 PM
Gorgeous piece...very well done!

03-02-2011, 05:09 PM
YUMMY...I really like this!

03-02-2011, 05:34 PM
Excellent!! The subtle colors look great. :thumbsup:

03-02-2011, 05:46 PM
Gorgeous - great work. :clap:

03-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Great reference from Tamby and you have done a beautiful job in rendering it. The fur looks so soft I want to run my fingers through it. Well done

03-02-2011, 06:57 PM
There will always be a next one because I love using scratchboard and I am also a big lover of the big cars.
What, like Hummers, 4 wheel drives etc? What's that got to do with snow leopards? :lol: :lol:

Sorry, me being naughty :lol:

Well I think this is very special. You've used that fibreglass brush to prefection on the body fur and the eyes are outstanding. Excellent work!!

03-02-2011, 08:52 PM
Well Patrick, they do both purr and are good in the snow ha ha! Thank you for the praise from all of you. I have checked out many of your posts and like very much what I see. I hope you are being honest with me because I can then assume that I did a good job. You know how it is I am sure, you get so involved in the thing that you don't know any more what is good or bad. Quite frankly I find painting extremely stressful, but in a good way. I will never stop until "I" stop.

03-17-2011, 05:17 PM
I just found this one. I love it. Nice thick looking fur and beautifully colored.

03-17-2011, 05:30 PM
Tigress....excellent subject...what a great pose. You handled the project very well. I'm happy to hear your loving working on this surface...i think that always comes out in the art...it's clearly obvious here.

03-17-2011, 06:51 PM
Love what you created Tigress...it's just great! :)

03-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Thank you Rodman,Sue and Lynn.It feels so good to get compliments. Too much use of that fiberglass brush,I guess but I did not know how else to make him look soft and fluffy like the reference photo.

03-17-2011, 09:53 PM
I want to reach out and cuddle him! You've done a great job of making him look so soft!