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Knenk
02-27-2012, 11:07 AM
Hi all,

I have started on a lion pastel painting and would love to share some steps.

The size is about 19" x 16". It's my first attempt on a lion and I'm very excited :)
This is where I'm at the moment with this big guy.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6925342615_e912eebf88_z.jpg

Hope you like him so far :)

Greetings
Diana

birdlady
02-27-2012, 11:35 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOZY this is gorgeous already so can hardly wait for the updates to it. Your work is always stunning


Laurie

steffunke
02-27-2012, 12:16 PM
Oh this is fun to watch, beautiful so far....

evartpat
02-27-2012, 12:24 PM
Looking fantastic already!

KarenESP
02-27-2012, 12:26 PM
Love him so far (:

online art
02-27-2012, 04:36 PM
WOW what a great start!

bluemoonstar
02-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Wish I was sitting next to you when you work on it so I can see how you achieve such impressive results. LOL! Really fantastic - gonna watch this thread...

nickib
02-27-2012, 07:54 PM
I am blown away!!! What do you use for delicate thin hairs?? just love it:clap: :clap: Nicki

Misted-Dream
02-27-2012, 08:42 PM
Looking great so far! Can't wait to see how this one progresses. :D

wildlifeart89
02-27-2012, 10:40 PM
Already breathtaking, excited to see how this one turns out.:)
Paige

Vanity87
02-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Oh my goodness!!! This amazing! I can't wait to see when it's all done! :D

Winky'sMom
02-28-2012, 12:33 AM
Wow! Eagerly waiting for the next update.

chammi kaiser
02-28-2012, 02:44 AM
Looking fabulous Diana. What amazes me is the drawing before you start working. Every little detail is there - must take you ages.

tulabula
02-28-2012, 02:56 AM
Wow! Gorgeous!

Kanielle
02-28-2012, 04:38 AM
Looking good so far... I love all the detail you've put into the mane.

PatrickHedges
02-28-2012, 04:59 AM
Well, looks like you and lion hair go perfect together!

Nonie Wideman
03-02-2012, 01:43 AM
:wave: amazing, will be studying.....and enjoying

Lexycat
03-02-2012, 04:18 AM
This is looking stunning Diana, I love how youre getting the wiry look of the fur, what pencils do you use? I am also fascinated by how detailed your line drawing is, I think I would get lost:D Looking forward to an update..........

ArtbyPeggy
03-02-2012, 02:09 PM
I will LOVE watching this one develop!!
It already looks stunning and will only get better and better!

Knenk
03-31-2012, 02:01 PM
Thanks all for your interest and the nice comments :) :)

Finally I have done more work on this one, here are some new steps. Actually working on the mane on the left site, you can see the underpainting stage in the last picture.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/6886446278_ffc10d414e_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/6886422934_073daaa8db.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7232/6886468304_27bc233f76_z.jpg


Hope you like him so far :)

Diana

Lexycat
03-31-2012, 02:07 PM
Each update is more beautiful than the last! I love it, dont think I would every be able to get that sort of detail with my pastel pencils, how you sharpen yours?

Knenk
03-31-2012, 02:45 PM
Thank you so much Lexycat! :) For sharpening the peincils I always use a cutter, where the blade segments can be broken down, when they lose their sharpness. Hope you know what I'm meaning...how did you call they in English? xD

Diana

kasey1
03-31-2012, 03:45 PM
stunning!!!! glad to see someone else with a detailed drawing!

ArtbyPeggy
03-31-2012, 03:46 PM
The details in that line drawing are amazing by themselves but what you are creating over the top of it is mind blowing!

This is going to be so AWESOME! What type of pastel pencils are you using?

Knenk
03-31-2012, 04:04 PM
Thank you Kasey and Peggy!! This makes me very happy, that you like it! :)

I work with pastel sticks form JAXELL and all the pencil work is done with the CarbOthellos from STABILO and PITT's from Faber Castell.

Diana

bluemoonstar
03-31-2012, 11:36 PM
Just stunning! What do you use for the underpainting?

nickib
03-31-2012, 11:55 PM
I love it!!! Someday I would love to try a Lion or Tiger:) Nicki

chammi kaiser
04-01-2012, 02:40 AM
Can't wait to see the finish. Wonderful work.

snowfall
04-01-2012, 05:23 AM
Looking wonderful! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Pam

Karen70
04-01-2012, 05:53 AM
This is absolutely stunning :thumbsup:. Thank you so much for showing us your wip, as we get to see exactly how you do this intricate and time consuming piece.

Incidently, roughly how much time have you spent on this so far?

Knenk
04-06-2012, 12:07 PM
Thank you Pat, Nicki, Chammi, Pam and Karen!!:)

I worked over 5 weeks on this painting, I think it takes me all about 70 hours. But it's always difficult to count this exactly...

Now he is finished and here is the complete painting. I really hope you enjoyed watching the progression and would love to hear what you think about this piece.


http://www.wild-glance.de/tl_files/img/BC/big_pictures/amber_thoughts_c.jpg
"Amber Thoughts"
Katanga Lion in Pastels
50 x 40 cm


Greetings Diana:)

ArtbyPeggy
04-06-2012, 02:35 PM
WOWWOWWOW :clap: What a FANTASTIC FINISH and I sure enjoyed watching the process! Thanks Diana for sharing it :)

Lexycat
04-06-2012, 02:47 PM
That mane is incredible Diana, it looks so real! Love how you got the wiry texture, amazing work:clap:

Crackers
04-06-2012, 03:06 PM
Do you sharpen your pastels in order to get the fine lines?? I've never really tried pastels before. Looks great.

Crias
04-06-2012, 08:29 PM
very nice!

wildlifeart89
04-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Stuuunnniiing! I absolutely love those warm, golden eyes.:clap:
Paige

bluemoonstar
04-06-2012, 10:55 PM
A masterpiece! Amazing detail! Did you inherit a "hair" brush from Albrecht Durer? LOL! Seriously, its magnificient!

KarenESP
04-07-2012, 11:52 AM
WOW :eek: !!!!!

:thumbsup: