View Full Version : "The Boss", Cape Buffalo, pastels
01-07-2007, 11:33 PM
Pastels on colourfix, 40cm x 30cm (16" x 12").
The title is my little play on words as not only does he kind of look like "The Boss", but being a bull buffalo, he also has a "boss", which is the bit where the horns join on top of his head, not evident in the female.
Here's a quick WIP to the finished article.
01-07-2007, 11:36 PM
This is the finished picture. I wanted to keep the oxpecker on its back. They are often there but not in the picture I took in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. However, I simply couln't get the oxpecker to look like it belonged there so out it went.
Here's a detail showing very little detail :lol:
Being pretty much a big bulky mass of flesh, I needed to keep the background fairly devoid of detail.
All C&C welcomed
01-07-2007, 11:37 PM
VERY COOL! Is it finished yet? The reason i ask is that the front legs look pasted on and don't seem to belong. If you use the shadows to ground them it should be much more successful. Also what colour have you used in the shadows?
01-07-2007, 11:39 PM
Ignore everything I just said. We posted at the same time! Love it mate!
01-07-2007, 11:42 PM
Don't worry, I was going to put all the pictures in one post but went and hit the wrong button, D'oh!! :lol:
Thanks mate. :)
01-08-2007, 09:03 AM
Wonderful painting, Patrick. Yes, he looks the Boss! YIKES!!!
01-08-2007, 07:45 PM
'The Boss' he is, great work Patrick!
01-08-2007, 10:10 PM
Beautiful job as always! I just love your work!
01-09-2007, 07:26 PM
Thanks very much Terry, Holley and Jody. I must admit, for something so simple, he sure took long enough to paint
01-10-2007, 11:26 AM
Fabulous work Patrick! I am not surprised that it was time consuming at that size.
01-10-2007, 02:39 PM
OOOOOOOOO! Very nice! So cute! *backs away slowly* I'll keep my distance though! :clap::clap:
01-10-2007, 06:17 PM
01-10-2007, 08:46 PM
"The Boss", I like that. He sure looks like he would dominate whatever conversation you shared. Nice job, very nice job.
01-10-2007, 09:14 PM
He's terrific, Patrick! I wouldn't mess with him! Those Cape Buffalos are too scary! I like your bg, too, works well. :clap:
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