Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WIP - Leopard and Lions part 2


Gosh, it's hard drawing a dead animal, particularly one draped over a branch. I spent ages trying to figure out where the shoulders and elbows should be. Now the gazelle is almost finished. I've started brushing charcoal powder on the leopard to give it a little definition before I continue with the spots, and I started blending in some more charcoal powder on the background where there will be distant trees (it's a little hard to see in this photo). In the next step, I'll finish the leopard.

6 comments:

Samantha Aungle said...

wow! incredible! very realistic!!

paintnpencil said...

Stunning as usual, its coming along great.

Valeria said...

You are a brilliant artist! Why do you choose such "dead" themes?

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you all!

Valeria - this is my first drawing with a dead animal. I do prefer to draw living ones, but I also want to portray nature as it is. Some animals hunt, that's all there is to it.

Marcy said...

I am sure you hear this a lot, you are an amazing artist. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing.

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you, Marcy.