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bbbilly1326
03-25-2001, 04:52 AM
I've been practicing lions, and I like this view, but not sure where to go with it. Any comments, suggestions, critiques welcome!
Colors: Burnt umber, yello ochre, ultramarine, black and brown ink on Schleicher & Schuell Mat (block) 11"x14"

Bill

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Barbara
03-25-2001, 09:30 AM
Bill:
I like this one! I think it shows nice fluid motion. Big improvement on the first one you posted. This one really looks like its body parts are all moving together. the rear leg is shaped a bit funny though. How to explain that.... I think its too straight from hock up to hip. Would need the reference photo to be sure. Also, Its being so much lighter makes it more noticeable.
Barb

m_a_r_t_i_n
03-25-2001, 09:46 AM
I would place a cast shadow underneath him to make him look grounded, I'll post an image if you don't understand this, but a great start by looks of it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

animal
03-25-2001, 10:41 AM
This one is very good! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I agree with Barbara and Martin on the legs. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

tammy
03-25-2001, 04:01 PM
The photo looks a little dark and of course, I'd put him in the jungle!

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bbbilly1326
03-26-2001, 08:10 AM
Thanks everyone:
Barbara, I agree about the leg. I don't have a photo on this one, because I used Nat'l Geographic videos to draw it. Unfortunately, these lions are usually walking in tall grass, so it's hard to see the feet and lower legs. I'm still working on that.

Martin: I'll put a shadow underneath, and see where it goes from there. I'll post the progress.

Animal and Tammy: Thanks for the comments. Tammy, I think I'm going to put a sky and some grassland underneath, but some of those acacia trees might look right, if I can manage it.
I'll see if I can lighten the photo next time; you're right, it looks dark to me too.

Bill

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