In the snowy mountains, the snow leopard hides with greys and whites. Its about being low key and mellow, stealth and large paws built to work around snowy terrain. These are adaptive creatures, streamlined for warmth. Another snow leopard crosses our path, with a flair in its eyes and heart.
First of a 2-mask set I painted in summer of 2017. It seemed destined that I would be channeling a mountain spottycat once again. Taking my color palette back to monochrome, Stego put the base grey coat on the mask, and then a starter block of white. From the rough shape, I shaped the muzzle while starting to block in shapes around the eyes. Having some snow leopard photos for reference, I have made sure to variate the spot and rosette size just enough to be organic. At this point, I have a decent set of different sized brushes. With spottycat commissioners (of all color schemes) choosing the brush style of painting over hard lines, I feel like I have had the opportunity to improve my skill.
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