Friday, October 03, 2008

Leopards on the prowl

Did these sketches a few months back. Have used the -stippling method- for two of them... its mainly by doing the whole illustration by using fine dots to show the various tones and depth.
I havn't got to see too many leopards in the wild. I got lucky to see my first leopard 3 years back in September 2005 ... two in one day @ Bandipur NP. Will remain as the most unforgetful interesting day for me. Had also got to see my first sloth bear on the same day too! There was no limits to my joy that day! :)
Amongst the many leopard sketches i did... i guess i can pick out just these three that can be kinda -showable- to people. The one below, i used indian ink. However, i did prefer the stipplings better.After doing these leopard sketches, i have realised how difficult it is to sketch the cat family. Especially, all those spots on the leopard !! *sigh* !!

8 comments:

AB Apana said...

Very natural, and like all your work, captures the spirit of the animal perfectly.

Apana

MEROPS said...

Thank you Apana !
Am glad you enjoy them !

Anonymous said...

Impressive works Suvakka!!:)

-Manju

MEROPS said...

Thanks Manju... and edited the correction too. Glad you pointed it out. I had always called it Stripling and no one had corrected it till date. I think some others i know, call it the same still... well, that was RIFA for us !

Madhu said...

Hey, wonderful!

Sujit said...

wonderful sketches

Veda Murthy said...

stippling according to me needs a lot of patience.....Your work shows the amount of time , patience and perseverance u have put in this work....its simply brilliant!

MEROPS said...

Madhu, Sujit and Veda... Thank you very much !! I hope to keep bringing in more such amazing works! It feels wonderful to hear from you all!