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05-03-2002, 02:35 PM
I have previously posted this as a WIP, but it is now finished, at least as finished as I can get it, comments welcome - Mike;)

05-03-2002, 02:55 PM
Very nice Mike, what I like best is that you can almost feel the texture of it's skin, it looks very dry.

05-03-2002, 02:56 PM
Mike! ...This is great! The elaphants pose is one that is on the move,restless, imposing ... your title is a perfect match. I am really drawn to these colors, they set the tone for the whole piece, of dry heat and dust...awesome palette.

I like the scrub brush you added, and the detail of the pebbles in the forground with the bits of grass...the only thing I might play with is the scrub mid way in the picture...it is similiar in size to that in the forground...possibly thin it out a bit to give it the distant look for added perspective?
The dusty blue of the sky is such a subtle contrast to the tones of the elephant...This picture is fantastic Mike!! :clap: :clap:

What size was this again? :)

05-03-2002, 02:58 PM
Looks great, Mike! Nice texture & colors. I can really feel the climate. You've finished this up nicely.

--Matt :cool:

05-03-2002, 03:13 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and encouragement, I should have said it is 16" x 12" on canvas board. - Mike:D

05-03-2002, 08:53 PM
Mike....when paintergirl suggested that you do some scrub brush in the background I thought...oh gosh I like the starkness of it just the way it is. But now that you've posted the finished piece I have to tell you that I love it this way even better!! You did a fabulous job! Thats why WC is so great....people come up with suggestions that you may not have ever thought of and they turn out wonderful!

Thanks for sharing this!


05-03-2002, 09:13 PM
Yes, he looks like a rogue! You've captured that perfectly. I love the colour combinations.