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A Real Pain In The Neck (With Video) by ARVEN92 A Real Pain In The Neck (With Video) by ARVEN92

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Watch me speedpaint this:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XDWgi…



Africa art!

So, remember this?  Love Is Real by ARVEN92

Ever since I drew this picture, I knew I had to make the Chui counterpart of a realistic leopard. So here it is!
I've purchased Aaron Blaise's big cat anatomy tutorial lately, and I was overwhelmed by how helpful it was (in case you're wondering, Aaron Blaise worked at Disney for 20 years and contributed to creating awesome classics such as The Lion King. He is the character designer of Nala and Rajah from Aladdin).

As I finished the course, I knew I had to go and draw a leopard with my newly acquired knowledge XD
So here, have a Chui! I still tried to give his face a humanized smirk, just because it wouldn't be Chui if it wasn't smirking XD

To paint this, I used Schmicke watercolors for the base and black acrylic paint for the spots. I regret using that black paint though, it was literally decades old and poor quality to begin with, so the gum arabic and the other junky materials that kept the paint together had all exuded into this disgusting yellow ooze, and the paint was dull and oily and hard to control.

But other than that, this was tons of fun!
I hope you like this realistic version of Chui :D

Enjoy!

Schmincke watercolors and black acrylic paint
Character and art (c) :iconarven92:

Other speedpaint videos:  Big, Bad and Red (Speedpaint Video) by ARVEN92  Black Horse (Speedpaint Video) by ARVEN92 Up To No Good (Speedpaint Video) by ARVEN92 Gotta Draw 'em All: #001 BULBASAUR (With Video) by ARVEN92
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:iconfrozen-grapes:
Frozen-Grapes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful!!!!!! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconwhitewolfmoonlight:
WhiteWolfMoonlight Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Chui est bien beau comme ça ♥
magnifique dessin ^^
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup!
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:iconwhitewolfmoonlight:
WhiteWolfMoonlight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
de rien :)
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:iconsandra1993s:
Sandra1993S Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.:)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsandra1993s:
Sandra1993S Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome.:)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness thank you *0*
To be even compared to Kenket is an absolute honor! :D
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:iconredwolf289:
RedWolf289 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Great Work! You must hve spent hours for the spots alone!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Hahah luckily not hours, but still a darn long time XD
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All his tutorials are absolutely worth it, they're well done and easy to follow :D
Plus it's amazing to see him draw realistic animals with such ease, it's inspiring!
Your work is already amazing, I'd be thrilled to see what you create after watching those tutorials :D
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Altraion100 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
good work!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlouizim:
louizim Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the speed paint! it looks amazing! 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
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:iconbluerockzuko975:
bluerockzuko975 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks super awesome in this realistic way :dummy: I love the colours, looks pretty neat, really :)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!
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:iconbluerockzuko975:
bluerockzuko975 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :)
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:iconstardustmoonlight1:
StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
NICE 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstardustmoonlight1:
StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
np ^u^
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:icononeightywo:
oneightywo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
i loved it
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconasere:
asere Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long does it take you to do all those rosettes??
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For this picture they took arounf 15 minutes :) normally they take much less XD
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:iconcynicalescapist:
CynicalEscapist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Lovely! I also have aaron blaise's cat tutorial. It's very helpful, though still not good enough to actually upload to DA.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I love that tutorial so much, it's lovely! :)
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brigetmiget Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is just .......wow great job :)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbrigetmiget:
brigetmiget Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome ! :)
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:iconmecadragon:
mecadragon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Magnifique Heart 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci! :)
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:icontorazthenomad:
TorazTheNomad Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
really great! \o/
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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CreatureofTime Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Filmographer
Ah the smirk, love the colors!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Bomberhead67 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
WOW.
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:iconpinkpupz:
PinkPupz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!! The watercolors are so pretty, and I love Chui's smirk to show that he is probably planning something sneaky. ;) (Wink)  <3
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you! :)
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:iconpinkpupz:
PinkPupz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem <3
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous as always my dear!
Just one tiny thing, I think if you let the white cheek fur on the left side end further above, it'd be better, more proportional :)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww thank you! :)
And I agree haha, that cheek fur XD
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SkekLa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
EXCELLENT rendition of Chui at a realistic portrait, Arven!
I really love how well you managed to achieve a quite-real approach, while keeping the SMIRK. Without it, he would surely NOT be our Chui! ;)
GREAT work!!!
*that Big Cat anatomy tutorial sure does work!!! :D You're awesomely talented to have manage out such beautiful drawing after the struggle you describe with the paint which rebeled on you! ^^;
PRECIOUS, as always! :hug:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww thank you so much! I'm so happy you like it, it was lots of fun to draw! :)
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ZoraTheTwilightDrake Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
The Smirkinator
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL
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