Leopards eyes study, Pastel on Pastelmat..

Managed to finally get enough time to finish off my leopards eyes today. This was painted using Carbothello pastel pencils on Clairefontain Pastelmat paper and altogether took me about 15 hours to complete.

I intend to do a few more of this type of picture as I find it fascinating the amount of colours and layers used to get the desired result. The building up of thick fur texture requires several layers of different colours applied on top of one another, and using these pencils in combination with this type of sanded paper allows you to put light on top of  dark and doesn’t build up loose dust either.

eyes

This study is about 12 inch long by 6 inch wide and looks even better in the flesh, it is really vibrant and i may even have a small frame put on it.

Here’s to the next one….

5 thoughts on “Leopards eyes study, Pastel on Pastelmat..

  1. The Garden Smallholder

    This is absolutely fantastic work, you must be incredibly chuffed with it! I took a similar photograph of our dogs eyes many years ago, this is so good it actually looks like a photograph – in fact I thought it was at first! The detail……just wow!
    Karen

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