Limited edition print of leopard. Because leopards are so difficult to see, they are certainly elusive. Wildlife prints of leopards are available in various sizes and surfaces. Canvas or paper. Sue Dickinson Sue Dickenson Sue Dickson Sue Dixon. South African Artist.
Original watercolour wildlife painting of a leopard by wildlife artist, Sue Dickinson. Titled “Confidently Gorgeous”. Painted in watercolour, by animal artist, Sue Dickinson. Available for sale now!
Accordingly, she is recognised as one of South Africa’s foremost Wildlife Animal Watercolour Artists, Sue Dickinson’s work is collected the world over.
Leopards do not hunt every day, because large prey can last them a few days. Females with cubs usually hunt much more.
Leopards are my favourite animal to paint. Their beauty never ceases to amaze and delight me. Secretive and adaptable to virtually any habitat, they are very hard to see.
This includes paint that describes both the colour and form of the leopard. Once this is done, the black spots can be painted. However, the spots may appear black, but they are often shades of black. Not grey, but shades of blue and dark brown. Often the rest of the body then can be seen to be too light, so Sue Dickinson carefully paints and body darker.
Because their natural camouflage is so good, sightings are very few and far between. The spots and rosettes look just like the dappled light of foliage and grasses of the veld, making them almost invisible. I have only seen leopards in the wild 16 times in all the years that I’ve been painting them. If you can get close enough to see them, their eyes are mesmerizing.
Making them even harder to see, their rosettes aren’t even. Rather, each mark on a leopard is different from another leopard.
This means painting without touching the black, because the black will bleed into the surrounding paint. An effect that is definitely not required!
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