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hectorstudio
04-09-2011, 05:26 PM
After a couple of portraits, I missed my feline friends, so I began an 11x14 board of an ocelot... about 5 hours into this one.

Obedec
04-09-2011, 05:43 PM
OH WOW!!!! Pulling up a chair and just bought some popcorn!
Promise I won't touch it (butter on SB) but I'll watch!
Karen

03ahmed
04-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Great start Hector!! I look forward to more!

SammyH
04-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Hector, This is beautiful already. Love those eyes.

Harry Seymour
04-09-2011, 07:22 PM
ooooowow--this should be very good based on this beginning.

PatrickHedges
04-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Good to see you back on the cats - my favourite cat too!!

artofnature
04-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Mmm. Loving that fur Hector.

PaintDog
04-09-2011, 10:00 PM
Incredible start, Hector. Can't wait to see more!

tigress
04-09-2011, 10:17 PM
looking good

lorna12
04-10-2011, 01:30 AM
Looking good...they're very beautiful cats. My brother-in-law used to own one.(many many years ago)

hectorstudio
04-10-2011, 02:18 PM
Karen, Irfan, Sam, Harry, Lesley and Ann... thank you for your comments.

Patrick, thanks as well. i love the markings on these cats, they sure are beautiful.

Lorna, thank you too. For how long did your brother in law have the cat? And what happened to it?

Here is this morning's update. Not the best photo.

Diana Lee
04-10-2011, 04:06 PM
Great job on the nose! I think that is the hardest part!:lol: This is going to be so cool!

Diana

GoldenArt
04-10-2011, 07:28 PM
These are such unique cats and you are capturing the look very well.

Obedec
04-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Ohhhh, I just popped in to admire it again and there's more!!! Thank you!

PatrickHedges
04-10-2011, 08:14 PM
The eye looks beautifully marbled

artofnature
04-10-2011, 08:50 PM
Still looking fab here. Love the crop too.

kodik9
04-10-2011, 10:00 PM
Beautiful so far! Ocelots are my fav wild feline :)

Harry Seymour
04-10-2011, 10:47 PM
Looking very good.

MuttHut
04-11-2011, 03:41 AM
Looking fantastic so far.

Wendy

fire angel
04-11-2011, 10:57 AM
This is going to be a wonderful piece!!

hectorstudio
04-11-2011, 03:50 PM
Diana
GoldenArt
Karen
Patrick
Lesley
Kodik9
Harry
Wendy
Greg

Thank you all for looking in and for your comments. I should have an update tonight or tomorrow. I haven't had a chance to do much more work on it.

FoggyMountain
04-11-2011, 04:26 PM
This is so beautiful already Hector! Wow. I love the fur, but the eyes are spectacular.

03ahmed
04-12-2011, 10:51 AM
Really loving this one, I think I have seen the ref photo for this.:)

Would love to see a close up of the eyes. :D

lorna12
04-13-2011, 04:29 PM
Hector...he had it until it died of natural causes but I don't know how long that was. It sure was a beautiful animal. I used to have a pic of it, I'll see if I can find it.

SammyH
04-13-2011, 04:45 PM
Already an expressive face. Gorgeous eyes.

pamelalbd
04-13-2011, 05:22 PM
WOW very Impressive so far....its gorgeous!

hectorstudio
04-14-2011, 02:45 AM
Irfan, you had requested a close up of the eye. Here it is.

I haven't made any other progress since my last post. Working 12-14 hour days...ugh!

VENKAT
04-14-2011, 03:58 AM
Great start. Fur texture very well rendered . Looking forward to updates.
Venkat

hectorstudio
05-14-2011, 08:03 PM
It's been over a month since I've posted any kind of update to anything. I feel so unproductive. Why do I have to have a job?!?

I spent a couple of hours today on the ocelot, and I'm happy with the way it's turning out.

More updates (hopefully) very soon.

artofnature
05-14-2011, 10:00 PM
Looking great Hector - lovely fur rendition.

caribouhills
05-14-2011, 10:07 PM
I know what you mean about working all of the time Hector, and our art suffers because of it. Better days are ahead, I hope. Your ocelot is looking very good.

birdlover
05-14-2011, 10:37 PM
Looking very good Hector I love the eye. The ocelet has a certain innocence about his look. He looks so innocent.

hectorstudio
05-15-2011, 02:05 PM
Lesley, Mark and Angela, thanks for looking in and for your comments.

Here is this morning's update. Not the best photo. :(

ARTMUTT
05-15-2011, 04:55 PM
Brilliant work Hector!

lorna12
05-15-2011, 06:06 PM
Looking really great Hector! I wonder what she's looking at (cats are girls and dogs are boys until I'm told otherwise.:lol:) ...a bird, a butterfly, lunch??

I looked through all my photos and couldn't find a pic of the cat.

PatrickHedges
05-15-2011, 06:33 PM
I love it when your threads are updated :thumbsup:

Steff
05-15-2011, 07:16 PM
That is a wonderful looking ocelot!

artofnature
05-15-2011, 10:02 PM
Beautiful update. The fur on the back is wonderful. Will you be putting anything on the other side of the board or leaving it blank. Maybe some big long whishers?

hectorstudio
05-15-2011, 10:25 PM
Lesley, yes. The long whiskers are coming! I had struggled with that same question before: I thought about adding perhaps some insect or arachnid on a branch or leaves, but I decided not to add anything to the left of the board. I wanted to leave that question (also raised by Lorna) unanswered.

Lorna, thanks for looking for the pics. I appreciate it.

Steff and Artmutt, thank you both.

Patrick, what a nice thing to say!

Buggin3
05-15-2011, 11:23 PM
Very impressive, Hector. Cool texture on the back fur.

Do you plan on using your airbrush on this piece?

Harry Seymour
05-15-2011, 11:38 PM
You are making fine progress here. Great image.

03ahmed
05-19-2011, 11:11 AM
Looking brilliant Hector!