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Tiger step by steps - oil on canvas - new member :)

Postby wildlifeart » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:42 am

Hi I'm new to the forum, so thought it might me useful to show how I work

Here's a few step by steps hopefully someone might find it of use. :)

This tiger although a portrait is actually a bit different from the norm, there will be extreme contrast and colours between the two sides of the face - similar in many ways to a lion I did a couple of years ago-

http://www.onlineartdemos.co.uk/pages/print_pages/Lion-print.html


The painting is oil on canvas.

The 1st image shows the basic sketch - he looks kind of lopsided with the 1 eye here.

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The 2nd image shows that I have covered the canvas with an acrylic - burnt sienna wash, then wiped out the highlights with some tissue

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The 3rd image shows me starting to define the form a bit with just standard acrylic paints, the black is made from ultra blue and burnt umber

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More acrylic underpainting work on this image (below)

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I usually work with the oils after just the initial wash of burnt sienna, but for this painting I wanted to continue with the acrylics until I had a good solid base to build upon.

So here's the end of the acrylic stage - I guess from pencil drawing to final acrylic block in was about 3 hrs

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Postby wildlifeart » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:45 am

Here he is - 99.0% done now.

All I have left to do is to add some blue shadow to some of the whiskers on the shadow side of the face and he is done - hope you all like him

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[url="http://www.onlineartdemos.co.uk/pages/easel.htm"]better photo on my site[/url]
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Postby BYart » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:40 pm

:D !
I have enjoyed seeing this WIP again Jason! You are sooooo skilled it defies words!
Amazing work!
May I ask a seemingly stupid question from someone struggling to learn all she can?
What
and/type canvas do you prefer? What is the texture like or maybe post a link to where it is available?
There are so many
ands, types, textures of canvas out there and I want to see what others are preferring.
Thanks. :wink:
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Postby wildlifeart » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:02 pm

I don't use anything special. A fine grain one, sometimes called portrait canvas is what I prefer, but you can get a similar effect by coating regular primed canvas with gesso, then when dry give it a light sanding over with sandpaper / glass paper
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Stunning

Postby rrsum » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:13 pm

Stunning...and a great tutorial.

Thanks for sharing Jason!
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Postby wildlifeart » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:53 am

Thanks Rich - appreciate you taking the time to comment

:)
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Postby bpier » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:11 am

Loved watching this come together. Beautiful work.
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Wnderful!

Postby mspiper » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:36 am

I have always wanted to understand just how to layer to get the end result you have here. This was a wonderful tutorial and I really appreciate you sharing. You are a very good teacher and an accomplished artist. I learned more here than I did during several weeks in my college course. Thankyou again!
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Postby Juliep » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:00 pm

Terrrrrrrific (okay it had to be said) Looks like you could just reach out and pet him, but I think I'd think twice. Great work. Love the out come on the fur.

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Postby weirdpuckett » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:13 pm

Looks like I'm about to be eaten by a tiger! Great work and it is the year of the tiger!!!
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