Saturday, July 18, 2015

Endangered Reflections, Work in Progress 5

Endangered Reflections

Hello All,

Here's another update of my Amur Leopard piece.  This will be part of my "Reflections" series.  This update is only part of the finished piece.  There is a lot more at the bottom of this piece where there will be quite a bit of the reflection.

The piece is 22" x 12", is 100% colored pencils on suede mat board.  I'm using a variety of brands which includes Prismacolor, Lyra Polychromos, Derwent Colorsoft, Derwent Studios and Caran d'Ache Poblo.  I'm also using the White Stabilo All Marking pencil for the whites, this pencil works really well on the suede mat board, it doesn't skip as much as a regular white pencil.

I will now start working on the log that the leopard is standing on and then on to the water and reflections.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Endangered Reflections, Work in Progress 4

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.

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