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Old 04-01-2011, 01:11 PM
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April 2011 Oil Pastel Challenge

Most of this month's challenge photos are from the Reference Image Library. I'll post the links to their larger versions and whose they are with them. This month we've got a theme: Big Cats including where they live and of course, my favorite big cat, the one that lays on my chest when I have a cold and weighs 15lb. Ari's three times the size of the little cat in our household, so he's pretty big!

But first, cats that would scare him silly by scale:

The Sun King, posted to RIL by WSV. Big version: http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...&size=big&cat=


Mountain Lion Jumping Up by jenbenjee, big version: http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...&size=big&cat=


Cheetah posted by Splatt! - big version: http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...&size=big&cat=

Now in the next post, we'll take a look at some places these cats live in the wild.
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CIMGO724 Tree posted by elsjeb, big version at http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...&size=big&cat=

We've got some more lions at home in this one...

Taranguire posted by Astur, big version http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...&size=big&cat=

An inspiring mountain and a home with a view:

Kilimanjaro Hut by leamacd, big version http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/show...&size=big&cat=

Last, and never least, my favorite big cat in all the world. His most excellent Hairiness, Ari.

He too is in his natural environment, draped on a waterbed with his pillows to lean against and an art supply catalog to rest his head on. He's a studio cat, at home anywhere we have climate control and he's got me. Very big and fierce, he stalks kibbles, sounds in the walls, my hand, pencils and gets murderous on anyone who threatens me.
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Thank you for hosting Robert. Your challenge looks like great fun.
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Re: April 2011 Oil Pastel Challenge

aawwwww Ari is just such a fluffball!!!!!!

GOT to do this month's challenge - I've been working a lot on big cats lately albeit in softies. Time to get the oilies out (when I've finished my pasgtel tiger.

Thanks for hosting Robert - GREAT refs!!!Q!! Gonna enjoy this!
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Great pictures, Robert. I especially like the tree. Thanks for hosting.

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Re: April 2011 Oil Pastel Challenge

Thank you! Glad everyone enjoys the change of pace so far. Pat, I couldn't resist that weird tree. I can't even tell if that's a wall it's growing in or a termite mound with an opening in it - it's just strange and beautiful. Looks like leopards or lions would love to climb on it though!

I also decided to be kind in terms of leopard spots and tiger stripes, closest is the cheetah and they at least have those distinctive teardrop markings as well. I remember getting caught up in leopard spots too many times! Especially when I know that's how they recognize each other.
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Usually I don't paint animals but the reference photos are just too tempting. Robertsloan, excellent selection!

Paper is Arches dessin 130g/m2 (60 Lbs), paper size: 21x29.7 cm (8 1/4"x11 3/4"), oil pastels: Van Gogh

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Thank you! Glad everyone enjoys the change of pace so far. Pat, I couldn't resist that weird tree. I can't even tell if that's a wall it's growing in or a termite mound with an opening in it - it's just strange and beautiful. Looks like leopards or lions would love to climb on it though!

I also decided to be kind in terms of leopard spots and tiger stripes, closest is the cheetah and they at least have those distinctive teardrop markings as well. I remember getting caught up in leopard spots too many times! Especially when I know that's how they recognize each other.

That looks like a banyon tree, with a hole in its main trunk. ( they drop new roots/trunks from the upper branches.)

Thank you for hosting Robert. I hope I will have the time to do at least one this month.
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Moscatel, I love the lion.
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Re: April 2011 Oil Pastel Challenge

Robert,
Is it all right if I use a different photo of the same lion. I think it's the same lion. It's a profile of the head.
I'm easing myself into doing a human portrait.
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Moscatel, fantastic job. Gee, and I had wanted to do the lion.
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Halthepainter, I'm waiting anxiously for your lion.
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Halthepainter, I'm waiting anxiously for your lion.

moscatel, are you kidding? You set the bar way too high for me.
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Moscatel, nice lion.
What is ARches dessin - is it a watercolor paper?
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