Airbrushed by Ton Jansen
I mixed a transparent brown using 5 drops of Transparent Yellow mixed with two drops of Transparent Red and two drops of Transparent Blue. I used that mixture to start the basecoat of the hairs on the leopard’s face.
I wanted to achieve an out-of-focus background to bring the viewer’s attention to the leopard in the foreground. With different mixed colors (green, yellow and grey), and with a greater distance from my canvas, I slowly sprayed in the colors to achieve the desired effect. I started to work on the lower part of the body.
I finished the lower part of the body and also painted in the last details and highlights. I added some highlights on the teeth, mouth and hair.
The last step is always the best part of the painting! I painted the whiskers with a 00 pointed paintbrush and some Opaque White (right out of the bottle). With one stroke from the brush, there is extremely good coverage.
This final stage of painting always gives me mixed feelings. On one hand, I am glad it is finished, but on the other hand, I am sad to say goodbye. Don’t worry, though, there is a new, blank canvas waiting for me!
Ton Jansen Airbrush Art
Higuey – Dominican Republic
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