Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Snow Leopard Portrait



A simple portrait of one of my favorite cats.  This painting is all about rendering for me. I'm really paying close attention to the direction of fur and slowly building the layer's. I'm also glazing between layer's to lighten and darken accordingly.

5 comments:

Felipe Postigo said...

Magnífico

marc calvo said...

And also the shadows,or more afther;good snow leopard start John!!.

Paschalis said...

A stunning portrait John! These eyes remind me a lot of the male in Munich zoo. There is so much to see in this picture, the whole process, the development of the layers fron the initial sketch up to the final touch..Do you plan to complete it or it is just an exercise?
It is a beauty anyway!

John said...

Thanks so much Felipe and Marc!


Paschalis thank you! Yes, I will continue painting this one. I've got a few more layers to go before I call it finished.

Charles said...

Gorgeous!