Ring-tailed lemur by Nathan Bye
22 comments
It is wonderful to see your perfect art again, Nathan. Superb, sensitive detail and masgterful realism!
over 2 years ago
Nathan your technique on the fur is wonderful, is this painted in acrylics?
over 2 years
Thank you Paul, this is pastel as is all my wildlife and pet portraits
over 2 years
Amazing detail on the fur, Nathan, excellent work.
over 2 years
WOW! What stunning realism. The eyes are perfect and the fur is so well done. Beautiful portrait!
over 2 years
I love your pastel work! I cannot get the hang of them! Beautiful detail in the fur!!!
over 2 years
wonderful work. just perfect. I love it
over 2 years
Excellent. Love the fur and coloring and shading. Perfect, Nancy
over 2 years
As always Nathan.. Perfection from the master of pastel. Someday if I live long enough I might be good enough to kiss your feet lol ! Stunning work.
over 2 years
Fabulous detail and a wonderful painting
over 2 years
You are just so good! Love it.
over 2 years
wow love lemurs how do you do the fur i love it john
over 2 years
Excellent pastel work! I've always loved their eyes! ~Joan
over 2 years
Wow Nathan, absolutely brilliant work, WOW:))
over 2 years
WOW, so realistic, this is absolutely amazing, really love it.
over 2 years
Hi Nathan , its so nice to see another excellent piece of yours superb detail as always !
over 2 years
Wow this is so realistic! The fur is amazing! Just beautiful job!
over 2 years
so realistic , i want to touch its fur! beautiful lemur!!!
over 2 years
My favourite animal - exquisitely portrayed here. I feel as if I can reach out and stroke him
over 2 years
Lovely pastelle work, beautiful detail and great eyes, Chris
over 2 years
amazing work Nathan.. as always I love it!!!!! so cute too :))
over 2 years
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Artist Statement
for Nathan Bye
Nathan ByeI am a self taught artist and I use mainly pastels, for me i find them the best medium at creating the softness of an animal’s fur but also the intricate details. I occasionally use graphite pencils depending on the subject

At the moment I’m hoping to do this part-time while still working, but who knows maybe in the future I’ll be able to use my drawing as my main income and do it full time.
I think the water is too blue and don't want to repaint it as I'm already wanting to move on. What can I glaze over it to knock back the color a bit?
I would go the left of the bridge and lighten up trees and foreground. I think that would lead your eyes into the painting. The water line reflections on... view answer
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