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12-25-2012, 05:18 AM
A few screen captures.

12-25-2012, 05:30 AM
This is fascinating - to see the process. Thanks for taking the trouble to share in such detail, Saphire.

12-25-2012, 05:34 AM
Thank you grayflo as you see from the pic I do a tracing of the outline first If I didn't I would get the features all in the wrong places. Not being able to see things in the whole I have to do sections at a time. Then I blow up each individual part so I can see in closer detail the way in which the hair grows and hope they all fit together LOL!

12-25-2012, 08:37 AM
You're off on another wonderful painting! Looking good!

12-25-2012, 08:57 AM
Looks like the start of another excellent painting Christine.
Looking forward to the progression updates.
Merry Christmas.

12-25-2012, 11:46 AM
Thank you Robyn, Geoff Have a very Merry Christmas.

12-31-2012, 01:31 AM
The other eye now done.

12-31-2012, 04:39 AM
Well Christine it is coming along very nicely, you sure have a great deal of patience.

12-31-2012, 11:45 PM
Its a wonderful start Christine, looking forward to seeing more of this one:)

01-01-2013, 01:48 AM
71919Thank you Geoff, coops, the fur on this one is a little more difficult to reproduce its going in every direction on the face and is very short and rough. I seem to be using the eraser quite a bit trying to get the directions to flow into each other.

01-01-2013, 08:54 AM
That's wonderful Christine. Boy, do I admire your skill and your patience!

Happy New Year!

In peace


01-01-2013, 09:00 AM
It's looking very convincing! So many subtle colours.

01-03-2013, 03:49 AM
More on the nose.

01-13-2013, 05:40 AM
A bit more

01-13-2013, 08:13 AM
This is looking excellent Christine, love how to manage to control the direction and length of hair.

01-13-2013, 12:37 PM
I am always amazed and jealous of all of your work! What patience you have and that I need more !

01-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Isn't it wonderful when you are observing the animal so closely, how many fine details there are? The direction of the hair, the colours in the eyes, the way the eyelids look. You are doing a terrific job.

01-14-2013, 12:28 AM
Thank you Geoff, Shibui, Robyn.

I help moderate a photography forum, although I can't contribute anymore all my photos are fuzzy. This photo stood out in the gallery so I Pm'd the photographer to ask his permission to do a painting. It was sad to hear that Charlie as he was known was no longer alive.

This is a quote from the pm I received from the photographer.

(Quote) Charlie passed away suddenly one night this summer just before I was scheduled for another shoot with him.
He was well known for his incredible leaps across some of the gorges in Utah.

01-15-2013, 07:00 AM
Gorgeous details! Wow, I would never have the patience for such a meticulous endeavor! I am in awe...

01-18-2013, 01:28 PM
One ear done.

01-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Looking wonderful Christine, such amazing detail.

01-24-2013, 11:21 AM
Getting there.

01-25-2013, 12:52 AM
Looking great Christine, the eyes are fantastic, the kind that seem to be following you.

01-25-2013, 02:01 AM
Christine, you just keep getting better and better this is a fantastic painting

01-25-2013, 02:39 AM
Amazing! Truly amazing!
I'm stunned at the details, this is almost leaning towards hyperrealism :).

I think i even have to be so bold to say that this might be the best painting i've seen here yet :o.

Take care.

01-25-2013, 06:30 AM
I need some critique, I have made a few alterations to the shoulders to make the angle different to how the photographer took the shot, he was looking down on Charlie whereas I would prefer the straight on look. I have done the edit on a copy so I can change my mind. What do you think have I taken to much of the chest away.

01-25-2013, 06:55 AM
Christine, when I look at the painting the fact that the right side is not finished or does not go to the edge makes his chest look to thin but if you move him over to the right or finish his back then he looks fine your work is outstanding. :)

01-25-2013, 06:57 AM
Hi Christine as I see it as you take some of the bulk away you have given it a younger appearance compared to the original where the spread of the chest gave it that mature look.
Its a case of either is fine depends on what you are looking for.

01-25-2013, 07:40 AM
Thank you justjean, Geoff for your input,

I think you are right it does make the chest less bulky on the right, I think I will continue it to the edge of the screen. The reason I finished with the straight edge was so it could be cropped to 8x10, but thinking about it, it will be much better to fill the frame to allow Dave the photographer to crop as he wishes. I will also put back a little fur on the left to give the look of more bulk and muscle.

I am going to have a break for an hour and go back to it later hopefully with a fresher look. I have been working on it since early this morning altering and adding bits here and there.

01-25-2013, 08:57 AM
Very good work, this is the type of works that I like, because are like mine. Perhaps you must review the shadows, but for me it's very good work. Congrats!

01-27-2013, 02:15 AM
I think this is finished,

01-27-2013, 03:20 AM
Wow just beautiful, especially those striking eyes.

01-27-2013, 03:29 AM
Fantastic Christine, got to love those eyes.

01-27-2013, 03:45 AM
Thank you drawingforart, Geoff for you comments, I won't post it yet in my gallery, I will leave it few days and look again I bet there is loads that need little touch ups.

01-27-2013, 05:49 AM
I've been watching to see an update on this beauty. Christine this is fabulous :):):):)

03-11-2013, 10:38 AM
Saphire, this is a wonderful portrait, truly masterclass. The only bit that stood out to me was the left side
of the neck could do with blending into the background a little, but wow.

03-11-2013, 10:48 AM
Thank you Sharkie, for your kind comment and pointing that out. I have just blown it up to have another look and yes you are right I missed a bit LOL!:), I get hubby to check my pics out because I always miss something not being able to see the whole painting at one time I am forever missing bits..

03-11-2013, 06:16 PM
Oh my! What hypnotic eyes! And my favorite subject...I love cats and this one is exquisite! :D

03-11-2013, 08:51 PM
Thank you scribbledsoul.

03-18-2013, 01:20 PM
Very good work, so realistic. Like it. Great!

03-18-2013, 11:54 PM
Thank you mochuelin.

03-24-2013, 03:29 AM
What a wondeful living portrait! There is such a expression in the cat's eyes...I love your work!

03-24-2013, 03:38 AM
Thank you Tana123, for your kind comment, it is much appreciated.

03-24-2013, 04:25 AM
You're a furr Master, the image is so life-like. Thank you for sharring with us the whole process.

03-24-2013, 05:25 AM
absolutely wonderful well done

03-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Thank you Orkhan, dexonsbabe for your comments.