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oldrockchick
03-22-2011, 03:30 PM
As I said in my lion pic thread i'm failry new to pastels this is only about my 5th 'proper' work. I love doing animal portraits.

Thanks to Eohippus I found a nice ref of a leopard. I am unable to go on safari so photos are my only source so i'm so happyh there are some in the RIL.

'Leopard'
12" x 9" Reeves Pastel board
Mostly W & N and Art Spectrum over
Conte harder pastels

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2011/179312-Leopard_-_March_2011_-_Pastels.jpg

These boards are good to work on but will only take a couple of layers, especially if using hard pastels underneath, Coverage of white/lights is harder. But if you can get away with just a max of 3 layers they are pleasant to use.

halthepainter
03-22-2011, 04:44 PM
Beautiful job Lin.

granddad
03-22-2011, 04:54 PM
Very nice, love it all. james

Mikki Petersen
03-22-2011, 05:34 PM
This would be a stunner in any medium but pastel lends itself so well to creating furry effects, don't you think. Something about this fellow emmits a sense of wise old man...very pensive. Oh...and beautiful, of course.

Mik

Marmsk
03-22-2011, 05:42 PM
Lin, this is a stunner!! Just beautiful. Eileen

VeronicaF
03-23-2011, 03:10 AM
oh love him,very well done.

allydoodle
03-24-2011, 07:32 AM
Beautiful job, that soft background goes so very well with the colors of this leopard.

robertsloan2
03-24-2011, 08:13 AM
Beautiful leopard! I love his fluffy chest. You captured the look on his face perfectly. Wonderful cat. Absolutely fantastic. You know the way to my heart - and oh boy that was a lot of work placing spots!

JEFrantz
03-24-2011, 08:29 AM
Beautiful job - very well done!

KD Art
03-24-2011, 08:47 AM
Pretty cat! It looks like an Amur leopard with that longer hair. The colours you have used in the background are really suit the subject. Kat

John B
03-24-2011, 08:49 AM
Nice job, his eyes are very captivating.

John

Nansketch
03-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Wonderful, the fur and eyes are great.

Nancy

GaryNorthants
03-25-2011, 10:41 PM
Very good. Considering you used Reeves pastel board it is superb as that is an awful surface. Try La Carte or Royal Sovereign and the same technique and the difference will be clear.
Have fun
Gary

oldrockchick
03-26-2011, 02:46 PM
Very good. Considering you used Reeves pastel board it is superb as that is an awful surface. Try La Carte or Royal Sovereign and the same technique and the difference will be clear.
Have fun
Gary

i would love to Gary but my budgert doesn't run to it I'm afraid. Also i'm not a good enough pastel artist to justify the better quality boards.

I've learnt though sinc ei've been at the self-taught school of trial and error, that if I can do stuff with crappy materials it makes me a better artist in the end as it's rising to challenges.

This is only about my 4th pastel work. If I get good I'll probably invesgt in some better supports.

Thanks all for support and comments. I love drawing cats.
i have a tiger pick i want to work from next.

SillyBaZilly
03-26-2011, 03:25 PM
I second Robert's comment. The fur on the chest is great.