I wish I could have met him! I'm so very happy that a site has been set up on WetCanvas to remember our friends.
I love to paint big cats, and am painting a tiger for a special friend. I already had my fur, the eyes, the nose, my backgrounds (to a certain extent
) all worked out (from previous paintings), and I was looking at how others painted their blacks, because I've never been happy with the stripes on a tiger or tear lines on a cheetah the way I painted them. And, yes, I did find a great tip for those blacks from reading Mr. Stirling's posts!
But, most important, finding his work and admiring his work kept me at the computer for hour after hour! A treat!