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  • Orange Tabby Cat Portrait : Rock WIP #3


    I’ve completed the under painting on Rock’s portrait. I’m using two reference photos – the left is obviously the pose for the portrait, the right photo for coat and eye color accuracy.

    I’ve used a palette of burnt umber, burnt sienna, indigo, cadmium orange for the darkest hues in his coat. (You can see my normal palette colors up above the reference photos, too!) I used mid tones for the primary coat shadow and lighter tones for the eye area. You can see the previous progress here.

    Once this under painting is dry, I’ll start applying fur one stroke at a time, building those layers from dark to light over the top of these dark colors to give it dimension and life.

    Stay tuned, this portrait will be back on my easel tomorrow for the final painting session!


    Nicky Bird said,

    This one is really interesting, I’m really looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

    Leanne, some days I feel like I’m stalking you :giggle: I keep coming back to see if you have made any further progress :wave:

    4.22.2009 @ 1:11 pm
    Sheila said,

    I really appreciate you sharing your WIPs with us. I learn so much when wonderful artist take the time to do this.

    4.23.2009 @ 10:19 am
    Taba said,

    such a gorgeous boy! can’t wait to see the final product, for some reason i’m partial to your orange kitties!

    4.24.2009 @ 10:40 am

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