Finished Painting

Finished Painting 20″ x 16″ on UART 800 paper

Prepare to learn how to deal with dark values in this dramatic painting! I used black UART 800 paper which did not impress me, but I would recommend that you use a mid to dark toned paper.
You’ll find all parts colour coded and narrated until the final part where I’m finishing off the body. Learn how to create jungle leaves right through to introducing more colour in the fur.
This piece is all about the drama! I would also recommend trying a smaller crop from the photo reference. There is a pleasing head crop within the photo which would make a great study.
If it’s your first time using a dark paper, this is the perfect piece to learn on!

Black Leopard Tutorial – Part 1
The Background

Black Leopard Tutorial – Part 2
The Face

Black Leopard Tutorial – Part 3
The Face

Black Leopard Tutorial – Part 4
The Face

Black Leopard Tutorial – Part 5
The Body – Footage Only

Timelapse Video