Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Bagheera Prowls by Moolallingtons Bagheera Prowls by Moolallingtons
Whoa this took me quite a while to do. Trying to figure out different things on Photoshop elements. The leopard was originally more blue, but I changed the colours through that neat "enhance colour" selection. The "detail" on the leaves was the last thing I did, and at that point I was getting bored ^_^

No photo reference used, so there are mistakes I'm sure, but I'm quite happy overall with this. This time last year I couldn't have produced anything like this at all :)

Yay The Jungle Book!

Fullview/download is probably best

I made it into a print by mistake!

EDIT: Tried my best to change the head and make it more leopard-ish; hopefully it worked

Here's the original version with the silly head: [link]

and just for fun here's the WIP where he's blue (also with silly head)
[link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconvoadorchama:
VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how that ray of light is shining towards her head. :) She also looks kind of contemptuous. XD The detail you did on this is really cool.
Reply
:iconfirefox141:
firefox141 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Artist
awesome
Reply
:iconaluciel286:
Aluciel286 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome :D
Reply
:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Reply
:iconchotabear:
chotabear Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Great detail. Love Bagheera's expression. I'm a big fan of the Jungle Book. Lovely job !!!
Reply
:iconlonlyantelope:
LonlyAntelope Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very good *-*
maby the body is a littlebit to long, but it lokks great anyhow ^.~
Reply
:iconpred-adopts:
Pred-Adopts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
amazing work. The shading and mood is set well here, Bagheera is awesome <3 is this the Disney male one or the regular female one? ^^

either way, it's gorgeous, and I adore the bg
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)

Well, Bagheera in the original stories by Rudyard Kipling is actually male, so it's him :)
Reply
:iconkoudoawaiavortex:
KoudoawaiaVortex Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I just made this into my desktop^^ Beautiful work.
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel so flattered that you would use this as your desktop :)
Reply
:iconkara-kiwi:
Kara-Kiwi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great!
Reply
:iconthephoebster:
ThePhoebster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Student Filmographer
Dude. One word. SAVAGE!!!!
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! I haven't heard anyone use that phrase in a while :XD:

Thanks :D
Reply
:icondj88:
DJ88 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful 8D
Reply
:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Gorgeous!
Reply
:iconcjb1987192:
cjb1987192 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Very good. I like it a lot. I'm not if the head the right shape though. I do think it's brilliant though.
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah it's close enough :) I know there would be mistakes as I didn't use a reference at all, so he may be slighlty more jaguar-ish in the head than he should be :nod:

Thank you ^_^
Reply
:iconcjb1987192:
cjb1987192 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Yeah, it's still good though. I think Bagheera is a Jaguar. However, I am not sure. A lot of big cats have black fur naturally.
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw, Bagheera is a black leopard (more commonly known as a black panther, but that's an incorrect term). They're found in Asia and Africa, whereas jaguars are found in South America :) so there's no confusing them in the wild really. Both leopards and jaguars can be black, and both are very beautiful :)

I realise now that if I had given him a slightly longer slimmer snout, he might look more leopard-ish, but I was afraid of making him look too much like a black lioness as I'm so used to looking at lion's faces. Anyway, next time; I can only get better from here :D
Reply
:iconcjb1987192:
cjb1987192 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Ok, then. Good luck.
Reply
:iconshadow-wolf-nenna:
shadow-wolf-nenna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Yeah green's the way to go, bluey/black is too common
You honestly didn't do too bad for the anatomy unreferenced though. I can tell from this you're used to drawing lions faces but he looks to me about 1/4 lion, 3/4 jaguar/leopard, not sure which :XD: , which is pretty good so you should be proud :) I think the snout looks about right but the actual head shape and eyes needed altering slightly to make it less lion and you didn't do muscle all over the body and got the body shape and pose ery leopard like so you did good =]
I know it said critique not desired, sorry just while we we're on the subject
but anyway keep it up, you're definatley improving :)
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you both were very right about the head. I looked at a few leopard pictures and then went back and tried to change it as best I could. Hopefully it looks a bit more like a leopard now lol
Reply
:iconshadow-wolf-nenna:
shadow-wolf-nenna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
"Here's the original version with the silly head" LOL :lmao:
much better :thumbsup: definatley a leopard now :)
funny and cool how the big cats all have their own distinct shape which can only be noticed when you look closer innit :)
Reply
:iconshadow-wolf-nenna:
shadow-wolf-nenna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
:thumbsup: much better :)
Reply
:iconthe-vampire-danchan:
The-Vampire-Danchan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
I love it :heart:
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: thank you :hug:
Reply
:iconashpri:
Ashpri Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Omg Bagheera! I always thought he was one of the best animated characters in Disney. This is great, I love how you can see the dark spots. And the BG! Fabulous XD
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wanted Bagheera to be my friend and I also wanted to give him cuddles ....still do :XD:

Thanks Prizz!
Reply
:iconshadow-wolf-nenna:
shadow-wolf-nenna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Yay it's Bagheera! So great to see some more fan art of this kick ass character I love him and in your own style even better :) the green spots on him look groovay :D and I like his shiny paws, anatomy and beautiful tree shadows in the background, just awesome!
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah he used to be blue but I changed his colours through a manipulation, so he ended up a bit on the green side :XD: I like green though, it's one of ma favourite colours :D I'm sure the anatomy is off as I didn't reference him, but sure what's done is done. Thanks hun :D
Reply
:iconstitchfan:
Stitchfan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
Oh wow! So cool :D
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thanks :)
Reply
:iconstitchfan:
Stitchfan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Student Filmographer
Sure. It looks like you put alot into this piece. :D
Reply
:iconjungleboy2:
Jungleboy2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Awesome!
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
Reply
:iconkittyrose:
KittyRose Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely:clap:
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe thank you
Reply
:icontitashmeerkat:
TitashMeerkat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow great job ! :)
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci :D
Reply
:icondarkheart1987:
Darkheart1987 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Beautiful, simply beautiful :)
Reply
:iconmoolallingtons:
Moolallingtons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thanks Dark
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 4, 2009
Image Size
289 KB
Resolution
1034×601
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,777
Favourites
150 (who?)
Comments
41
Downloads
303
×