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Walkthrough - Ozelot in watercolor by LittleMissRaven Walkthrough - Ozelot in watercolor by LittleMissRaven
My very first walkthrough ...

Not much text in it - I hope the pictures speak for themselves :)

Original painting here: [link]

Comments are very welcome :)



!!! OH MY GOD - itīs a DD !!!
(First of all I wondered about more than 2.200 messages in my inbox today when I opened deviantart... :D)

I never thought of getting one in this lifetime :D
so thank you all for all the :+fav:īs, comments and :+devwatch:!!!

Special thanks to jane-beata :iconjane-beata: and Elandria :iconelandria: for suggesting it!


I was asked many times how I did the hairs in the ear and in the area between eye and ear - so I will try to answer it here...

First of all I only used masking fluid for the eye, whiskers, eyelashes and the really white hair in the inner ear. I covered them up in a really early stage and didnīt touch them till the end.

All the other tiny hair are done with MANY MANY really TINY brush strokes and MANY MANY layers. In the fourth picture you can see that I lightly colored the area underneath... and after that I added all the small strokes in a semi-transparent layers.

IMPORTANT: Let your painting get completely dry between the layers!

The part between ear and eye and the ear itself were the most timeconsuming parts of this painting.
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Given 2012-11-10
:iconinvadermoesha:
InvaderMoesha Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicee!
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:iconrosenresli:
Rosenresli Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
very powerfull
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Very very well deserved DD! :) Btw what are the paints on the left? (I have the same set of Schmincke, though I think I'd prefer having the same set of skills . :D)
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:iconlittlemissraven:
LittleMissRaven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:

The paints on the left are watercolors of Winsor & Newton.

Btw. having good materials is an important point. Good skills come with practise AND good materials!
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Yeah, I've been told the same. And truth to be said the difference between school's Herlitz materials for kids and pro paints like Horadam is unforgettable. The only problem is with motivation. :roll: :D
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:iconscruffywolf13:
ScruffyWolf13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. :amazed:
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:icondelmas:
delmas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Amazing work! :love:
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:icondarmila:
Darmila Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
amazzing.... :omg: :jawdrop:
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:iconthetammy:
thetammy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you for making this tutorial!
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:iconkiwi-tan:
Kiwi-tan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student
How did you do the fur?? I always have trouble getting fur to look like that
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:iconfelicia-lim:
felicia-lim Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
no need words in it,
i don't know layered work will give so much pretty result!
this tutorial is really usefull for me, thank you
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:iconkmparrie109:
Kmparrie109 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwinnerplz:
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:iconmhbilder:
MHbilder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toll gemacht, great work. Love it.
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on your DD!!!
Very well deserved indeed!! :clap:
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:iconaxmongrel:
AxMongrel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
That's beautiful, thanks for taking the time to put this together!
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:iconanonymous771:
anonymous771 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oooooh!~:heart: Purdy!! :love:
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:iconkaminokage:
kaminokage Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Impossible...Just awesome!
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:iconatticusstrife:
AtticusStrife Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ocelot* Sorry, I had to correct it. x.x It's a habit.
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:iconzaeta-k:
Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ozelot is German for "ocelot," haha
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:iconatticusstrife:
AtticusStrife Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, my bad. lawl Well it's there for anyone who has no idea if it's right or not. 'tis German. *corrects self* XD
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:iconatticusstrife:
AtticusStrife Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did great with the art though. ^^
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:iconsilverwingpam:
silverwingpam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. Love the eyes.
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:iconpepsicolabandit:
PepsiColaBandit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit.
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:iconideoteqa:
ideoteqa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
AY KABRON
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:iconclarianavb:
clarianavb Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
great work!
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:iconwaterlightfading:
WaterlightFading Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like if i touched it, I could feel the fuzziness! :) Amazing skills!
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:iconlunarwolf26:
LunarWolf26 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :wow:
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
truly useful!
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:iconchaoticvulpes:
ChaoticVulpes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, this is epic!
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:icongravenimagez:
gravenimagez Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artist
:clap: Superb! :clap:
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:iconkirihara-kiriya31:
Kirihara-Kiriya31 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Wie bitte hast du's geschafft, die Haare im Ohr und davor so fein zu bekommen oo Hast du diese Maskiermasse benutzt? D:
Ich find den Walkthrough Hammer >^< Super gemacht!
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:iconfluffyinu:
FluffyInu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
this is amazing..i would like to know to painting with watercolors :)
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:iconlottacharlene:
LottaCharlene Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alter schwede ...
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:iconaxlagoon:
axlagoon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Magic. Very beautiful.
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:iconamazingvivid:
amazingVivid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for this great tutorial =)
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:iconzaboo17:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Gorgeous!!!
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:iconwalkingindreamlight:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!

I love the way in which you show the viewer how the painting was made.

A well deserved DD - well done!
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GoatQueen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You should put text on how you did certain hairs..
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:iconafinewar:
AFineWar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great walk-through, I love seeing what you were able to achieve from where you started.
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation :heart:
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STUMPITUPWoodworks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Beautiful! I could never do watercolor... you have a great talent :). Very cool to show your progression. I found myself looking at each step, trying to figure out how you did it (watercolor seems so difficult to me to do! LOL!) Congrats on a beautiful DD!
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:iconeddyhopper:
eddyhopper Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
wow great ability with watercolors
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GEN-12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cat looks like alive! ;)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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:iconmreverythings:
MrEverythings Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
how did you paint the white hair in the ear and portion of the head next to the left of the eye?
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:icontblackheart:
tblackheart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb! You are a marvelous talent. The expression on the face is worth a thousand words. Wonderful.
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:iconlintilla:
Lintilla Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Beautiful painting and very interesting process. Did you use the masking fluid to make that wonderful fur on the ear?
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:iconbirdie121:
Birdie121 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing! I wish I had your skill XD
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:iconmewpheebee:
mewpheebee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for sharing! This will help when I get some watercolors :)
Congrats on the DD :hug:
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:iconraymondgd:
RaymondGD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome!
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