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LEOPARD Stage 2 by JoeJusko LEOPARD Stage 2 by JoeJusko
After compiling several different pieces of photo ref for the leopard's spot patterns (there was no actual photo ref for this pose) I drew the patern out on a piece of tracing paper I laid over the cat figure. I do this because I know I'm going to be erasing a LOT during this stage. Spot patterns are a pain in the ass as not as simple as they appear. After I'm sure I have them correct I rub graphite on the reverse of the sheet and use a hard (7H) pencil to transfer them to the final painting. I then render them with Ivory Black to set them so they don't get lost in the next few stages. This can also be done in Raw or Burnt Umber.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You know what I love seeing in this close up? The reflected blue/sweat on Tarzan's legs.
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
It really helps give the body form and dimension.
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
i sometimes use the tracing paper method to get the compositions correct when drawing something.

im sure it came in handy with the spots !
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I use it if I have a lot of figures in a piece, too, and arrange them later.
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
do you use a light box to do this too ?
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
uh uh
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josephill Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
do you do all your preliminary drawing on another sheet, then transfer it to this, or is all your drawing done on this page? its so clean
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I do the drawing on tracing paper and transfer it over, then tighten it up on the final board. I'll post the pencil later.
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josephill Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
outstanding

i'll be watching, thanks.

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josephill Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
holy :censored:
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