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Grisaille to Color

Some time ago, a friend requested I paint a snow leopard. So I rarely take requests but she said she couldn't pass from this world happy if I refused. So here she is in progress! 

1. Pencil drawing on toned paper 

2. Grisaille using Payne's Grey and White. I usually use a warm neutral but the grey is suitable for the next phase when I bring out the chosen palette of colors that are cool in temperature.

3. The first color glaze went down quickly hitting the light with gold and the shadow with blue. While the painting was still wet I spent about 3 hours mixing with mostly dry paint on top of the wet. 

Looking forward to bringing the highlights out when this dries.  back soon for the final product! 


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