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alija1001
01-25-2008, 06:38 PM
Hi have to do a final drawing for my college course so I have a few in mind but started this one yesterday and today have put the base coat on first.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2008/78136-Elephant.jpg

Yorky
01-26-2008, 05:37 AM
JJ will be along soon with adice - she's our elephant lover :)

Doug

painterbear
01-26-2008, 05:40 AM
Hi Gill,
Looks like you've got a nice elephant shape going and interesting negative spaces.

Sylvia

alija1001
01-28-2008, 09:44 AM
Hi have been touching up making the elephant a bit darker mixing black and burnt sienna and a touch of white. Have added some wrinkle with a pen and diluted solution of brown and black. Just going to let it dry complete out before I added any more.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2008/78136-Art_painted.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2008/78136-Elephant_Large.jpg

painterbear
01-28-2008, 09:51 AM
Gill,
I'm seeing a lot of a golden tone in the areas of the elephant where the sun is hitting. You might try a wash of raw sienna or yellow ochre on them.

Also notice that some of the elephant's wrinkles actually curve up in places like his knees and where his skin sags on his cheeks under his eyes.

Sylvia

mgthorvaldsen
01-28-2008, 11:16 AM
:wave: HI! Alija, good progress here. Regards, Marianne

olliewood0702
01-28-2008, 12:27 PM
Okay, where's JJ?? HEHE......great start so far Gill! That is one handsome specimen of a ref pic!

WildGoose
01-28-2008, 06:39 PM
allija 1001-

Hi,allija...know you're going in stages here..but!!!

I just wanted to say that at this particular stage it would be a great illustration for a kid's book, :D ala Eric Caryle.. all the expressive lines and shapes you've got so far spell...

E-L-E-P-H-A-N-T!!!!

That's for sure!

Regards,

WildGoose/Chris

laudesan
01-29-2008, 02:30 AM
Okay, where's JJ?? HEHE......Did I hear someone mention ELEPHANT! DOUBLE WOOT!!!

Gill looking good!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

Pulling up a chair next to Darla..;)

JJ

alija1001
01-29-2008, 05:54 PM
I love elephants too. I have over a hundred tusker elephant ornaments. Also I have soft toys in elephants adopted elephant. Have a large picture of two elephants over my fireplace. I would love to go to africa to see these great creatures in their natural habitat. I am blowing my own Trumpet. HA HA Yes these are great creatures and I hope when my picture is finnished I will do it justice.

alija1001
01-30-2008, 11:03 AM
Hi well here is the picture at this stage. Have added more wrinkles and also put the sky in and some bushes.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2008/78136-Elephant_2.jpg

alija1001
02-01-2008, 03:52 PM
Well as u can c I have finally finnished my elephant. An comments would be gratefully received. Hope you like him.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2008/78136-Elephant_3.jpg

painterbear
02-01-2008, 04:02 PM
Gill,
Your elephant is terrific. I really like his eye and the wrinkles. He would make a lovely illustration for a children's book.

Well done.

Sylvia

laudesan
02-01-2008, 07:27 PM
Terrific finish Gill.:thumbsup:

One thing tho'. I think I would soften those darks a little on the elephant..

JJ

alija1001
02-02-2008, 07:58 AM
Softened the dark edges and also pulled out the dark shadow under his feet.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2008/78136-Elephant_5.jpg

laudesan
02-02-2008, 08:10 AM
Much better..:)


JJ

alija1001
02-03-2008, 01:32 PM
Thanks I really enjoyed do this I was afraid I would not be able to do it justice but I think it came out ok after all.
Thanks for all your comments you have encouraged me to tackle one in acrylics now.

alija1001
02-03-2008, 01:35 PM
Can someone move my work to the watercolour gallery please as I do not know how to do this. Thanks

painterbear
02-03-2008, 02:42 PM
Gill,
You just open a new thread in the Watercolor Gallery and post your painting there with the info as to size, paper, reference, etc. You can also give a link to this thread if you want. Easy-Peasy. ;)

Sylvia

alija1001
02-03-2008, 07:35 PM
Thanks Sylvia. Have done it now.