View Full Version : "Ocelot" - WIP
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.
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!
04-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Great start Hector!! I look forward to more!
04-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Hector, This is beautiful already. Love those eyes.
04-09-2011, 07:22 PM
ooooowow--this should be very good based on this beginning.
04-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Good to see you back on the cats - my favourite cat too!!
04-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Mmm. Loving that fur Hector.
04-09-2011, 10:00 PM
Incredible start, Hector. Can't wait to see more!
04-09-2011, 10:17 PM
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)
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.
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!
04-10-2011, 07:28 PM
These are such unique cats and you are capturing the look very well.
04-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Ohhhh, I just popped in to admire it again and there's more!!! Thank you!
04-10-2011, 08:14 PM
The eye looks beautifully marbled
04-10-2011, 08:50 PM
Still looking fab here. Love the crop too.
04-10-2011, 10:00 PM
Beautiful so far! Ocelots are my fav wild feline :)
04-10-2011, 10:47 PM
Looking very good.
04-11-2011, 03:41 AM
Looking fantastic so far.
04-11-2011, 10:57 AM
This is going to be a wonderful piece!!
04-11-2011, 03:50 PM
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.
04-11-2011, 04:26 PM
This is so beautiful already Hector! Wow. I love the fur, but the eyes are spectacular.
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
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.
04-13-2011, 04:45 PM
Already an expressive face. Gorgeous eyes.
04-13-2011, 05:22 PM
WOW very Impressive so far....its gorgeous!
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!
04-14-2011, 03:58 AM
Great start. Fur texture very well rendered . Looking forward to updates.
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.
05-14-2011, 10:00 PM
Looking great Hector - lovely fur rendition.
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.
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.
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. :(
05-15-2011, 04:55 PM
Brilliant work Hector!
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.
05-15-2011, 06:33 PM
I love it when your threads are updated :thumbsup:
05-15-2011, 07:16 PM
That is a wonderful looking ocelot!
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?
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!
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?
05-15-2011, 11:38 PM
You are making fine progress here. Great image.
05-19-2011, 11:11 AM
Looking brilliant Hector!
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