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Saphire
01-07-2015, 03:35 AM
This is what i am doing at the moment in between wifi cutting out.
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http://animalphotos.info/a/2007/12/18/close-up-of-juvenile-cheetah/

copespeak
01-07-2015, 10:23 AM
This looks amazing Saphire. Such detail! :) :)

Saphire
01-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Thank you Robyn, i just hope it turns out as well as the lynx, the fur is very rough and untidy on a Cheetah I hope i can recreate it.

Enug
01-07-2015, 02:33 PM
I'm so pleased that you have shown us this WIP - I have always admired how you paint fur and now I look forward to seeing this leopard evolve. Keep posting please.

Saphire
01-08-2015, 12:14 AM
Thank you Enug.
If I could I would enable script so you could watch the build up but I have found with doing so many strokes for the fur, I have lots of crashes and lose work. The ipads memory is not quite enough for such a big file with lots of data. I will post updates as I build the painting up.

Saphire
01-08-2015, 06:15 AM
I am still finding it difficult to get a rough coat.
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Enug
01-08-2015, 06:35 PM
It's coming along - what patience you have; all those tiny strokes with the pen (?).

Liquid Len
01-10-2015, 05:26 AM
Hi Saphire,

Fascinating to follow your progress and your fine, intricate technique but - and you may call me pedantic - every time I see the thread title it 'grates' a little because your 'Leopard' is actually a Cheetah! Sorry for being a pain; it's probably because I am a naturalist (i.e. not a naturist!) myself. This obviously doesn't detract one iota from your skill as an artist. Keep up the good work! :o

Saphire
01-10-2015, 05:45 AM
Liquid Len, thank you for correcting me, i thought it was wrong i will correct it.
Glad you like the progress, its a little slow now. I think I may have figured out how to get a more rough coat, I have made the pen bigger to 3% instead of 1%.

hildee
01-11-2015, 01:16 AM
the fur is very rough and untidy on a Cheetah I hope i can recreate it.

It does look difficult. Great job on it so far though. I think the fur is thicker than what you're painting it but that's hard to reproduce because there are so many shadows in it.

Saphire
01-11-2015, 01:47 AM
Thank you Hildee, i am going over a lot of areas making it look more untidy, i will post another update as soon as I am happy.

Saphire
01-12-2015, 03:29 AM
It doesnt look like I have done much more. I have been trying to get that rough look
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Enug
01-12-2015, 03:22 PM
It's getting there Christine - I can see the difference. You are so good at animal paintings, I have no doubt that the cheetah will be just as wonderful.

copespeak
01-12-2015, 06:10 PM
Amazing detail Christine! :) :)

Saphire
01-13-2015, 04:37 AM
Thank you Enug, Robyn,
I think I have found another little trick and thats not to do the strokes in one direction. Looking at my teddy bear i have roufled the coat, I am copying from that lol!

Bobbi
01-25-2015, 05:42 AM
Saphire, you are doing an excellent job. Don't give up. Keep working at the fur. ArtRage has enough tools to help you get the job done. :)

limey-g
01-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Looks wonderful Saphire you sure have tremendous skill.
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Saphire
01-26-2015, 02:00 AM
Thank you Geoff,
Another update, a bit long in coming I have had flu.
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Enug
01-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Looking good - you have such patience!

Rachelle
01-29-2015, 07:47 PM
:) Hi Saphire :)

I'm enjoying the process of watching your Cheetah take form. The untidiness of the fur is starting to show too.
Thanks for sharing your steps!

Saphire
02-09-2015, 02:37 AM
Thank you Rachelle,
Lots more done, I am finding changing the pen size regularly from 1 to 5% and going in different directions is the key.
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scribbledsoul
03-21-2015, 08:08 PM
Coming along nicely! I love the effect that varying your pen size produced. Beautiful! :D

~Scribbles

Henry Stahle
03-27-2015, 08:45 AM
I have no idea how to make the thing you do. I have not the patience I guess... Very impressive! I have an iPad but I never use it for painting, although I have ArtRage on it. I have my Galaxy Note with pressure sensitive screen and use a Wacom Bamboo stylus. Do you have sucha pressure sensitive stylus for your iPad?

Saphire
03-27-2015, 09:06 AM
Hi Henry,
no pressure sensitive stylus used, the one I have is no longer supported by artrage. I don't need one anyway for doing fur and hair, I just use the ink pen with full taper the size ranging from 1-5%.
I do have artrage on my laptop as well as main computer with a wacom tablet but I prefer to paint and draw in the comfort of the armchair on my ipad.

Henry Stahle
03-27-2015, 09:26 PM
Hi Henry,
... I prefer to paint and draw in the comfort of the armchair on my ipad.
I can see what you mean. Sometimes I am so tired of beeing tied to my desktop. I am trying to get economy enough to get a SurfacePro 3. To work anywhere I like. In bed, the veranda, in the garden, café or my favourite armchair. :D