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04-11-2019, 10:17 AM
I havenít posted in a long time, but I thought that I would post the following.
I havenít painted wildlife before, so Iím learning a lot from this painting. I appreciate any thoughts and comments.

water girl
04-11-2019, 01:42 PM
Welcome back! I think you are doing an outstanding job. Once the female is in place, you can consider adjusting values and edges, etc.

Donna T
04-11-2019, 06:27 PM
What a nice painting and it's good to have you back with us! The male looks great and I look forward to seeing his mate come to life.

04-12-2019, 09:07 AM
Thank you for the encouraging words. It truly is good to be back.:) I hope to post some more of my progress soon.

04-16-2019, 09:16 AM
I worked a little more on the lioness' head, and I started to work on the torso. Your Thoughts are always welcome.

water girl
04-16-2019, 12:56 PM
This is coming along quite nicely. I know the female is looking at me...

Donna T
04-16-2019, 01:21 PM
This is looking really nice! It's good that the female is a slightly yellower color so she stands out from him just a bit.

04-18-2019, 08:36 AM
Everyone, thank you.
In my reference photo the the female is a little more yellow then the male, which helps tremendously. I used the same palette as the male, except for the pastel that I was using for the local color. When working on the female, I swapped it for a yellower one. Having the same shadow colors and highlight colors is helping to retain color unity (at least I hope it is.)

04-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Iím getting close to completion on this one.

Donna T
04-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Nice! You've done such good work on the rocks as well as the lions! They look very much at home.

04-21-2019, 03:44 PM
It looks great. You might want to adjust the tonal values on the rocks. Maybe make the rocks darker, at least the ones in the front. That would add to the value.

04-26-2019, 01:59 AM
I think Iím done. The foliage in the background was bothering me, so I made it a little more random, particularly where the foliage meets the rock wall. Also, I touched up some of the shadows.

I appreciate your thoughts, and seriously considered darkening them, but in the end, I retained the original tone, as it was fairly close to that which is in the reference photo, and I liked the color contrast that it created, i.e. the cooler gray against the warmer yellows. Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Thank you. Iím glad that you liked this painting.

C and C is welcome.