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Cheetah

Postby danluc » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:24 pm

Hello everyone
I have been working on a new drawing for the last two weeks.
After receving the Mellotex paper from Mike' shop I decided to start a new challenge.
The subject is a cheetah (reference pic from creative commons).
I'm mostly using the negative drawing techinque because I don't like the results of the indenting tool on Mellotex paper.

Here is some info:
Paper: MELLOTEX Brilliant White - 250gsm (95lbs). Size: 45 × 58 cm (17¾" × 23").
Graphite: I'm using Staedtler Mars Carbon leads 2H, HB, 2B, 4B and Staedtler Mars Lumograph 6B.
Tombow MONO Zero Eraser.

The last two weeks I worked for 2-3 hours per day and, depending on the time available, I think it will take me another 3 weeks to finish.

Sorry for the bad quality of the uploaded image. I took a photo with my Iphone and tried to adjust the tone/contrast with PS.

Comments and criticisms always welcome!
Thanks

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Re: Cheetah

Postby KrissyNZ » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:03 am

WOW! This is going to be absolutely incredible and very realistic when it's finished! I think you are doing a wonderful job of negative drawing. Looking forward to the next update.

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Re: Cheetah

Postby Rob Bristow » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:00 am

Looking very nice good textures coming through on the fur

Cool

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Re: Cheetah

Postby danluc » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:29 pm

Thanks Krissy and Rob.
I am very busy with my job, so I hope to find some free time to keep drawing on it!
Thanks again
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Re: Cheetah

Postby Laurene » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:57 am

Just beautiful so far Daniele!

Do you prefer the carbon leads to the graphite ones? I was wondering if they smudge more than regular graphite.
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Re: Cheetah

Postby danluc » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:06 pm

Hi Laurene
I always used Staedtler products like pencils and leads, but I'm not an expert nor a professional, so I don't have a right answer to your question.
And althought the name may suggests that such leads are made of carbon I'm not even sure about that because I know that Staedtler uses a mixture of graphite and clay for his pencils/leads.
So, I can just say that I'm happy about the results with Staedtler leads.
However, this is my personal opinion.
Sorry if I'm not so helpful

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Re: Cheetah

Postby Laurene » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:45 pm

No, It's my mistake Daniele. I saw the word carbon and I thought you were using something new or different. In fact these are the leads that Mike sells and that most of us use (including me!!) I should have realized before asking you the question.

I'm looking forward to seeing your cheetah update. You're working out those spots beautifully. I see that you blended some white into the black and some black into the white so they look very natural and they follow the contours of the cat perfectly giving it shape. Great to see such work!
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Re: Cheetah

Postby danluc » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:04 pm

Absolutely no problems Laurene!!
Unfortunately I'm working very slowly now because I don't have so much time to dedicate for drawing.
Sometimes I wish I was a professional artist...but for now it's just an hobby

Enjoy
Ciao

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Re: Cheetah

Postby Garry » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:02 am

Wonderful fur textures here Daniele, I look forward to the finished drawing.
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Re: Cheetah

Postby danluc » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:40 pm

Thank you Garry
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Re: Cheetah

Postby danluc » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi there!
I always try to go fast during the week-end, the only time I'm really free.
Here is the last update.
I'm working on the head now that is really challenging because the hair is thin and short.
Then, I will draw the stone and the finally the background.
Paper: MELLOTEX Brilliant White - 250gsm (95lbs). Size: 45 × 58 cm (17¾" × 23").
Graphite: Staedtler Mars Carbon leads 2H, HB, 2B, 4B and Staedtler Mars Lumograph 6B.
Tombow MONO Zero Eraser.

Comments and criticism are always welcome!

N.B.
Photo taken with Iphone and adjusted in PS.
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Re: Cheetah

Postby Laurene » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:19 am

Gorgeous work Daniele! Love the way the back paw will wrap around the rock. No criticism from me, that's for sure!
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Re: Cheetah

Postby PogArt » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:22 pm

As you already know me Daniele , I'm busy too with my working hours, and reading that you were spending couple of hours per day onto drawing is making me kind of jealous because I'm struggling to do so.
Reading that you are willing to be professional artist and spending your time mostly onto drawings is also my big dream as you already know ;)
For now it's only time consuming hobby that I love ;)
I'm also drawing usually every time I've got day off, because my working days are short of free time to do so...
This is annoying me, because when I'm willing to draw , I've got not time.
You know I'm big fan of your wild animals and of your great skills to produce such wonderful art drawings.
This is no exception ;)
It's looking stunning already!
Congratulation Daniele ;)
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Re: Cheetah

Postby kennyc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:20 am

This is looking great. Love the darks!
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Re: Cheetah

Postby Garry » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:22 am

looking great Daniele.
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