Rendering Leopard

Rendering Leopard

Rendering Leopard

Learn how to hand render a leopard pattern onto a women’s caftan. Once you have downloaded the reference swatch and the fashion croquis, print the fashion croquis to use as your canvas. You will learn the tricks of the trade on how to layer marker color and then a quick and easy way to create leopard’s spots.  We will teach you how blend and shade the illustration so that the finished product is portfolio worthy.

Increase your knowledge of rendering exotic skins by viewing our other hand-rendering lessons: Rendering Leather, Crocodile and Zebra.

Module Description Step
1 Rendering Foundation 1-7
2 Rendering Layer #2 1-4
3 Rendering Layer #3 1-4
4 Rendering Leopard Spots 1-13
5 Finishing Touches 1-6
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Module 1 • Rendering Foundation

Step Description
1 Start, by downloading the fashion croquis and the reference swatch supplied with this lesson. Print the fashion croquis to use as your canvas.
2 With a second piece of paper under your croquis and your swatch nearby for reference, tilt the croquis so that it is in the most comfortable position for rendering. Be sure to test your markers on a piece of scrap paper before you start to check that your markers aren’t dry.
3 With the beveled-edge side of your putty marker, lay in the foundation of the caftan beginning at the neckline.


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