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Emma Llewelyn
02-29-2012, 09:21 PM
I came across this gorgeous reference image in the Wetcanvas library. I loved the way it showed the majesty of the lion, and wanted to try and capture this myself. I originally planned to do a pastel painting, which I will get around to doing later. But when I made it greyscale I loved the tones and texture and thought it would work well in graphite.

C&Cs much appreciated!!

Emma Llewelyn
02-29-2012, 09:27 PM
Here is my work so far. I always forget to take pictures as I go when I get into the zone. This is about 8 hours work so far, A3.

Dave Hawk
02-29-2012, 10:11 PM
In some ways I like it like it is, sugestive. But look forward to seeing this one completed.

Nonie Wideman
02-29-2012, 11:43 PM
off to a great start, will be watching, thanks for sharing

02-29-2012, 11:47 PM
Wonderful start..will be watching...:)

03-01-2012, 12:02 AM
Looking great, can't wait to see more!

03-01-2012, 07:10 AM
Looking forward to the finish. Great work so far.:clap:

03-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Wow this is going to be amazing. Can't wait to see it finished. :thumbsup:

Emma Llewelyn
03-01-2012, 11:37 PM
Another few hours work and its pretty much done. I'm going to let it sit for a few days to see if any of the values need tweaking, but this is fairly well finished I think.


Emma Llewelyn
03-01-2012, 11:45 PM
I can't get the pictureto load.. =[
I'll try again later

03-02-2012, 12:00 AM
look forward to seeing the final piece

03-02-2012, 07:34 AM

03-02-2012, 01:54 PM
Looks good! Can't wait to see what more you've done!

Emma Llewelyn
03-02-2012, 08:25 PM
It still won't let mepload any pictures, they are the right size and everything. To check I tried to upload the ones that worked yesterday, but it says upload failed for them to.. help??

03-02-2012, 08:38 PM
It stunning! I hope you can get the upload prob. resolved as I cannot wait to see the finish!
Have you tried to log out and then log back in to upload? Or maybe just a browser refresh might work?

Emma Llewelyn
03-03-2012, 02:23 AM
Yay it worked this time!!

03-03-2012, 02:35 AM
very good work

it must be a rendition of me, for I have a bad hair day today too ;D

03-03-2012, 04:38 AM
Lovely pencil work, and a great image to work from.

03-03-2012, 08:12 AM
Beautiful! Nice rendering of those skin folds and mane.

03-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Very good range of tones and a lovely softness to the fur around the mouth.


03-04-2012, 03:30 PM
Love the detail in the mane and his eyes have that soulful, wise look. Great work!

03-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Nice job!!!! :heart:

03-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Hi: Nice work. To me, it appears that the eyes are set too high up in the forehead which means that the mane does not come down far enough and the top of the head does not look large enough. Just a thought. Cheers Glen.