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2nd attempt at fur

Discussion in 'Step by Step' started by Jonathon, May 17, 2019.


  1. Jonathon

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    Wife's birthday is coming up soon and no better gift for her than another painting I'd her beloved...not me as some of you might think lol, but her cat hehe. Took this picture on old phone, real grainy and can't be blown up without pixels and distortion so I had to use my knowledge of fur direction and try my best to make it look close enough. Only the second time I have tried to produce good fur with the airbrush. (I've used hairy brushes before but still not much experience with fur).

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    Sticking with black n grey tones for this one. Don't feel like attempting a color portrait. Really need to do that sometime lol
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    Just used a cutout to lay in a blurry background
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    Started with some basic dark areas for reference and then began to work on the eyes..seems like the best place to start
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    Started laying in more of her fur patterns. She is a tortishell cat so she has a very vibrant, crazy fur pattern and coloring
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    Got a good start on laying in the basic shapes n markings to go by. I've done everything freehand as I went, just looking at a very bad reference. Turning out pretty good so far
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    Started scratching in the fur using an exacto knife with #11 blade..tried using a fiberglass pen, but didn't like how it was turning out
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    Got most of the fur scratched in
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    Looking great so far Buddy! Keep it up.


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    Thx SiRoxx
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    looking great and doesn't feel like doing fur takes forever :D
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    coming out nicely.
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    Thx Herb. And yes, it did seem like it took forever.
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    Very nice work, thanks for posting this nice sbs
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    20190525_125218.jpg Started working the body a bit
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    20190525_154017.jpg once the body was sprayed in and the fur was laid down I went back over everything and darkened some values I had lightened when scratching in all that fur. Today is wife's birthday so trying hard to finish strong....and on time lmao
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    20190525_162521.jpg done enough I showed my special lady her gift and she fell in love. Said I captured her little cats soul better in my painting than the picture did (or she lies well hehe) still need to go over the border lines to darken them better and put a nice topcoat over everything..
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    Wow! Very beautifully done and I love your composition. Happy Birthday to your wife.
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    Thanks so much..I'm very happy with how it came out
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    20190525_163014.jpg this is my favorite angle of this painting. It's like she's crawling out
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    Crawling out with that mischievous look. Perfect!
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