Livid Leopard by HouseofChabrier

11.5" X 15.5" Portrait of a very upset Leopard painted in watercolor on Amat Bark Paper from a photograph taken by SooperDeviant. To see some great photographs taken by SooperDeviant go to:

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  • Submitted:Dec 2nd, 2012
  • Resolution:3110x2260
  • Date Created:Dec 2nd, 2012
  • Filesize:2 MB
  • Camera:PENTAX Optio Z10
  • Exposure:1/10
  • Aperture:f/3.8
  • Focal Length:11.5mm
  • ISO Speed:800
  • Flash Fired:Flash did not fire, compulsory
  • Software:Corel Photo Album 6
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  • essencestudios



    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #638

    Dec 4th, 2012 Reply
  • MarcoBojahr


    wow,your painted big cats are amazing.i make the same atm,but no works!!!

    Dec 4th, 2012 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier


      This is a transparent medium, the watercolor, and it lets the paper show through. Use this attribute and start with medium to dark tones of the fur first, but none of the darkest black. That also means medium tones under those white fur patches. Paint up from those mid tones until you have all the animal, bird, lizard, or fish blocked in. Then add the darkest darks, and there will be ultramarine blue in the black or Alizarin Crimson, and some of the fur patches or shadowed areas will be darkened more. Now the whites...they are not white. They are grays, blue white, yellow white depending on the color of the creature. If you can draw, you can do this with oil, acrylic, watercolor, or digital Wacom tablet. You can use this method with pastels. It means there is little reworking to the painting, and it is very satisfying to see a creature emerge from your paper or canvas. I'm 64 years old, and I can tell you just keep painting, drawing, and making art for your skills will improve as long as you use your hands and brain for art everyday. Risk ...and keep working at it!

      Dec 4th, 2012 Reply
  • JurgenDoe


    .. I love the expression you captured here ... awesome and stunning work again

    Dec 3rd, 2012 Reply Subscriber