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Realistic Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Downloadable Leopard PDF

Leopards are large cats that are closely related to lions, tigers and jaguars, they are actually the smallest of this group.   A mainly solitary, nocturnal animal although they are partial to a siesta in the sun too!

The tutorial is complex with a lot of detail work involved.  Beginners may wish to focus on just the eyes, just the nose or on building a patch of the spotty fur.  However, once you have learnt how to paint the spots for instance, it is just a case of replicating them across the animal.  Throughout this piece the direction of the fur is vital.  You will need to keep a very close eye on fur direction or the finished painting won’t be as realistic as it could be.  On the flip side, we are working with a fairly limited palette, so there aren’t too many colours to worry about.

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Leopard in a matter of minutes.  Indeed, there’s no need to even wait for the post to arrive.  You will receive a 46-page PDF document, set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines.  However, you get lots more large photos of the different stages.

Realistic Watercolor Painting Tutorial - Downloadable Leopard PDF

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Work at your own speed

Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed.  Firstly you can dip in and out of the content.  Secondly you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.

I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting.  Likewise, I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.

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Here’s a little look at the leopard tutorial, I hope you like it.

🎵 Kevin MacLeod – Fluidscape