Amur Leopard has taken many hours to complete due to the layering process needed in coloured pencil, if trying to avoid a ‘crayon’ effect that is associated with childrens colouring pencils. If you have not already seen the process, you can follow my progress as I was completing this piece of artwork in my Portfolio WIP pages. My reason for completing this piece was more to do with me wishing to continue pushing my skill level with both a new medium and subject matter than anything else. Having done this piece, I have gained additional knowledge on the subject matter that I did not have before. For example I had never looked closely at the way animals fur can grow in more than one direction in the same area. This is the case with the short fur that covers the Leopards nose. I have enjoyed producing this artwork, and now want to explore more wildlife art, but would like to see the results using an alternative medium.
I used Prismacolour Premier, Faber Castell Polychromos & Caran D’ache Luminance Coloured Pencils to complete this piece. The support was Stonehenge paper, and Gamsol Odourless Mineral Spirits was used to blend the coloured pencil layers. Some white Acrylic Ink was used to brighten the whiskers and highlights in the eyes. This piece measures 9″x12″ (22x30cm) approx. excluding frame.
This painting is framed and ready to hang. Please refer to the Art For Sale Page for delivery information prior to making payment below.
Amur Leopard – Coloured Pencil – £150 plus delivery