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bbbilly1326
03-02-2001, 10:14 AM
I've been trying to improve my drawing (when I can drag myself away from WC).
This is on Manila drawing paper, 12"x16".


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Barbara
03-03-2001, 05:29 AM
Bill:This said ink and pastel? Did you use brown ink to sketch and then model with pastel? Lions are one of my favorite subjects. The front end of this guy seems stationary while the rear end seems in motion. Was this from a photo? Do you have other photos that maybe you could combine some elements for the next time? When I take photos at the zoo for example, often one photo will show something good on one part of the cat but the rest isnt what I want. So now I try to shoot several at the same setting to get all the parts and positions and expressions I want.

Barb

bbbilly1326
03-03-2001, 06:06 AM
Originally posted by Barbara:
Bill:This said ink and pastel? Did you use brown ink to sketch and then model with pastel?

The front end of this guy seems stationary while the rear end seems in motion. Was this from a photo?
Barb

Hi Barb,
Thanks for your input.
I sketched it in pencil, then went over it in brown ink, and used pastel for modeling, and darkening the mane.

This was originally from a video, but then I changed it from female to male based on some photos I shot on safari in Kenya years ago.
The far front foot was just being raised for the next step, but that doesn't look right in the drawing.

I'm sorry I did it on cheap paper, because I like it and would like to transfer it, but not sure if I can retain it as is. I'm going to modify it based on your suggestions and others I got in the Animal Art forum here.

I'm in the process of doing a series of drawings, watercolor and mixed media of African animals. Lions and elephants are my favorites, but the buffalo are a strong 3rd.

See my elephant watercolor efforts (I'm new to watercolor) on the watercolor forum, if you have the time, and make sure to post some of your lion drawings so I can see them, and maybe steal some of your ideas http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif.
Bill

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Sculpi
03-07-2001, 11:44 PM
I really love the effect you got with your mediums, and the colours you used. It really reminds me of an old masters sketch but my brain appears to be frozen at the moment and wont come up with em.....
Very good job

Leila

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bbbilly1326
03-09-2001, 12:00 AM
Sculpi,
High praise indeed! I like that look very much, and favor brown ink, buff colored paper, and conte crayon for these drawings.
Thanks again.
Bill

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