I've finally completed my leopard and the forest background. The best fun was putting on his fur and whiskers which were done with the fine nib of an artist's pen using gouache so it would show up on the watercolour.
Size: A3, 42 cm x 29.7 cm
Below are the stages of creation. As this painting is watercolour, and I do not use black, the spots are a mixture of colours: ultramarine, brown, dark green. I took care to keep tonal contrast that helps give him shape.