Leopard watercolor by Alison Nicholls

Leopard Watercolor by Alison Nicholls

It was my Dad’s Birthday recently and he asked me for a watercolor sketch. All the watercolor sketches you see on my website are ‘field sketches’, which means they are created in Africa, on site, without reference to photos or video. But what I was painting for my Dad was being done in the studio, so I decided to make his watercolor the basis for my next studio acrylic painting.

Initial pencil drawing for leopard watercolor by Alison Nicholls

Initial pencil drawing for leopard watercolor by Alison Nicholls

First I created a small pencil drawing (above).

Leopard watercolor by Alison Nicholls

Leopard watercolor by Alison Nicholls © 2015

Then I painted the 14×11″ watercolor (above). In my next post (Friday) I’ll explain how I use this watercolor as the basis for a 20×16″acrylic painting.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Until next time…
Alison

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