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New works: Battle Scarred Lion Demo, Angry Lion Demo ,Wise Lion Demo, Elephant Demo's

Acrylic & Oils

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I love painting in oils. Watercolours are great too, they need more careful control. Acrylics I'm still learning and enjoying the different tactics and styles, Acrylics works similar to oils when used thick and watercolour when thin, so you have the best of both mediums.

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Battle Scarred Lion

This photo shows a firm looking lion with battle scars, I hope to capture this look and those dark brown to orange colours in his main and his goatee beard.

 

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Battle Scarred Lion

 

I'm happy with this sketch. I decided that I would have him looking straight at us. I'm using acrylic paints here.

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Battle Scarred Lion

Here I start putting in some dark reds to browns colours and capture the stare. Some greens for the backdrop. I'm very happy with this image. Still using acrylics.

 

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Battle Scarred Lion

I start using the oils now to do the dark fur detail on the main and add some colour to the face. I'm enjoying this paint, no problems yet.

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Battle Scarred Lion

Now I glaze the hairy main and add the fine fur detail using a small liner brush. I work on the long fur to the left side and the face and chin areas. Still no problems

 

 

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Battle Scarred Lion

Working still on the face and the chin plus adding some detail to the right hand fur area. I'm feeling good painting him.

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Battle Scarred Lion

I'm just loving this image painting him has been joyful. Here I work on detail to his long fur and face. One or two more stages to good and he'll be finished. More to come soon.

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Battle Scarred Lion

The painting is fully dry. I glaze the hole area with clear glaze and dry brush most of the glaze. Now I have a semi slippery surface to work on. First I add dark glaze to the shadow areas and high light some of the fur and chin. Now I work on the eyes snout nose and cheeks details. The painting is finish, bar from the whisker, which I'll do when dry. I'll clear glaze the area of the whisker so my liner brush will flow easy to make fine line whiskers.

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Battle Scarred Lion

I added highlights to his mane eyes chin and brushed in his whiskers.

I think more work on whisker when dry. What a joy this study has been.

 

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