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Submitted on
March 13, 2013
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ID by XRlS ID by XRlS
Self portrait.
After this it would be useful to see how i look when i feel lonely,sad,hurt,angry,distant,isolated,betrayed.

I used:
Acrylics and watercolor pencils
On watercolor paper medium tooth

Credits to :icongurbetruzgari: for his amazing photo.:heart:
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: all :iconlovelyheartsplz:
so very much for viewing and commenting!:iconbeauroseplz:
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Spectacular portrait of an angry leopard, skillfully recreated from the reference photo, but not, however, as a sheer copy.

The first impression is left by the authenticity of the painting. The detail is very clear and very well defined resulting in a realistic look, although the author has also managed to preserve the artistry of the media. Some important details, like the fangs and the eyes, are "brought into light" which contributes to the animal's character.
Technically speaking, there are a few remarks I'd like to make. The composition is fairly simple as nothing more is needed. It doesn't ask for so much space on top, but this is a minor issue. The colors are well picked, the hue variations are skillfully used to outline the face's mimics and fine relief. I find the red hues are a bit too exaggerated and this takes away from the natural look. However, this color in particular corresponds very well with the expressed emotion and I assume it was deliberately chosen.
A bigger problem for me is the background. The simple dark tone really makes the leopard stand out, but this black is too neutral for this picture and stands very harshly against the leopard's face. Such pure colors are best to be avoided.

Finally, I'd like to say this painting actually looks like more than the original photo. The author tried to inspire certain feelings into her work and she positively succeeded. Especially captivating is the look in the leopard's eyes, which somehow truly instill her emotions.
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birain2020 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
so life like!!!! wow
XRlS Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so very much!Welcome to DA!:iconlovelyheartsplz:
zoinkscameron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thats amazing! I did a jaguar on one of drawings "In the Jungle" yours is so much cooler and alive. :)
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Cameron,that's not just another big cat dear,that's me (seriously) before my first cup of coffee in the morning!:lmao:
zoinkscameron Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh really? Your a feisty feline are you? I still can't stand plain coffee, has to have chocolate or creamer.
FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible!! You don't miss a single detail; you've even got the details on the tongue!!
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i can tell you; this tongue was a challenge!:lmao:
thank you very much for the kind words dear!:love:
owel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
wowww fantastiko :clap:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ευχαριστω πολυ πολυ!!!:cuddle:
nhagar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me gusta los colores!...todo!
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