Monday, June 29, 2015

Endangered Reflections, Work in Progress 3

Endangered Reflections, WIP

Hello All,

Here's another update to my "Endangered Reflections" piece.

This leopard is an Amur Leopard, which is critically endangered.  There are approximately only 60 left in the wild.  I took the reference photo of this beautiful animal while at a sanctuary in Montana.  He is an incredible animal, it's to bad there are so few left in the wild.

This image of my progress is just a small part of the total piece.  I'm really looking forward to starting on the reflections and the log he's standing on.  I'll start all of that ass soon as I have the leopard done.  I have the background done already I tend to always do the background first, if I don't I at least have it completely planned a head.  Although it may look like the part I have already finished looks like it's done I will continue to tweak it as I go, I find that's necessary as I complete the surrounding areas.

Title:  Endangered Reflections
Size:  22" x 12"
Medium:  Colored Pencil
Surface:  Suede Mat Board
Reference Photo: My photo, take while in Montana.

If you should have any questions or comments don't hesitate to speak up.  Don't forget to Keep Scribbling!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Endangered Reflections, Work in Progress 2

WIP, Second Update

Hello All,

Here's a small update to my Amur Leopard.  This is just a very small section of the full piece.

Title:  Endangered Reflections
Size:  22" X 12"
Medium:  Colored Pencil
Surface:  Suede Mat Board
Reference Photo:  My photo, taken while in Montana.

Comments are welcome!  Keep Scribbling!!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Endangered Reflections

Hello All,

It is so nice to be back working on my artwork for myself; it’s been a long time.  With the book and the Craftsy online course I just haven’t had the time to work on my own stuff.

I took the photo of this Amur Leopard while I was at a wildlife sanctuary in Montana.  This will be one of the “Reflection” series I started a while back.

Size:  22” x 12”
Medium:  Colored Pencil (Prismacolor, Lyra, Colorsoft and Derwent Studios)
Surface:  Champagne colored suede mat board
Title:  Endangered Reflections
Reference:  My own photo

The first image is the reference photo and the second image is just a small section of the piece I'm working on.

I'm still working on this area and still need to push the values a bit more.  I thought I'd post a work in progress of this piece.

It's so nice to be back working at my own art!

Don't forget to keep scribbling!!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Hello All,

I thought I would repost the Scratchboard piece I did titled "Pride and Glory".  I had it professionally photographed and this looks more like the original piece.  I'm much happier with the image now.

This was done on Ampersand's Black Scratchbord and then colorized with Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils.  I used the Inktense as watercolor pencils and painted on the color.  The size is 14" x 11".

I am really enjoying the scratchboard!

Don't forget to keep scribbling!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

My Craftsy Video Course

Hello All,

Craftsy is still running a sale on my "Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil" online course.  It's currently on sale at 50% off.  If you go to this link, you will be able to take advantage of the sale:

On that page there are several other courses that I recommend and many of them are also on sale.  I just finished watching the "Essential Guide to Photoshop", it was a great course and I highly recommend it.

Keep Scribbling!

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