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silvy
12-31-2011, 06:29 AM
Watercolor and soft knife.
Reference photo from a book of National Geographic
Hope you like it;)

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful 2012:D:)

coops
01-02-2012, 10:24 PM
This is great Silvy, well done:)

limey-g
01-03-2012, 01:36 AM
Well done, one can almost feel the thrust of those powerful legs in the water .
Best wishes for 2012.
Geoff

gxhpainter2
01-03-2012, 05:20 AM
silvy- nice work you did a remarkable job with the splashing water and the lion...

pat1940
01-03-2012, 07:49 AM
I like this a lot Silvy, I used many ref from National Geographics, all the best in 2012:):):):)

justjean
01-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Silvy, great enrgy in this painting and wonderful water effects

HarlequiNQB
01-03-2012, 01:35 PM
Lovely show of frozen energy - That water looks great :)

waheednasir
01-03-2012, 07:49 PM
i like it. a good sense of movement is there.

silvy
01-04-2012, 04:19 AM
Many thanks Katie:)

Thanks Geoff:),I tried to reproduce the impetus of the leap, and there are some successful. Best wishes to you too!

Thank you gxhpainter:),I'm doing a second version of the Puma, using dense fur brush , but I saved apart the level of splashing water to use it again.:rolleyes:

Hi pat:), thank you very much. National Geographics photo are truly unique. Beautiful and dynamic shots.
Al the best in new year to you too!

Thanks justjean:), HarlequiNQB:) and waheednasir:), you are very kind

jibes
01-04-2012, 09:46 AM
Great power in this Silvy! Supa!!

D Akey
01-04-2012, 09:58 AM
A chaotic, splashy scene that seems nicely designed. Beautiful and sylvan. :)

silvy
01-09-2012, 05:31 AM
Thank you very much jibes:) and D Akay:).

Here a second version of puma's jumping.:rolleyes:
3 levels:
background with knife
puma with dense fur brush
splashing water with watercolor

Hope you like it;)

Suha
01-09-2012, 05:45 AM
Nice work..nice Jump:rolleyes:

iceaxe
01-09-2012, 08:59 AM
Overall I like the second one the most, yet the attitude and expression of the cat's face in the first, is very interesting... Also like the energy happening in the water..... :) :) :)

Strandy
01-09-2012, 09:17 AM
This painting gets better and better. :) The splashy effect of the jump is already very well and convincing shown. Right decision to simplify the background. It looks now more like painting and less like a photo. It's because the puma is the main sitter here. Anything else when increased, will cause decreasing of the overall harmony, which is already pretty good. The only thing, you can safely improve if you want, is the cat itself. However it's as I said pretty good, it seems still a bit dry.
...Well, I guess it's easier to say than to do. Well done, as is. :cool:

Evil Robot
01-09-2012, 11:07 AM
A great image. And the effect you managed with the water looks wonderful. I'll have to steal that one from you next time I pant water....lol

silvy
01-11-2012, 07:51 PM
@Thank you Susha :)
@Many thanks iceaxe:). Agree with you about the cat, the second is more static, the expression is less aggressive and is a contradiction with the energy of the jump. I have to work on it a little longer..:rolleyes:

@Many thanks Strandy for your comment and adivice. They are very important!:):)
The cat is to improve , it seems a little foreign to the scene: static(like says iceaxe)and dry.
Is certainly easier to say than to do
.... but I'll try;)

@Thank you Evil Robot and steals along with all the water you want...is free;):D

Caesar
01-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Accidenti che fenomenale impressione di un balzo che sta scattando subitaneo e potente! Hai colto il movimento in un modo che il felino sembra stia sempre balzando, la visione mai statica, come un brevissimo videoclip. L'intuizione artistica e la sua trasposizione sono davvero eccezionali! Bravissima!

mannafig
01-12-2012, 09:27 AM
Beautiful movement very nicely done:):)

barnburner
01-13-2012, 01:28 AM
Very nicely done. :):)

sdmolyne
01-14-2012, 03:41 AM
very nice work!!

silvy
01-14-2012, 05:21 AM
Thanks very much dear Cesare:), Amanda:), barnburner:) and sdmolyne:)
You are all very kind

silvy
01-22-2012, 10:05 PM
After frozen duck I soaked the cat:D
Add a new layer with watercolor, hope you like ;)