View Full Version : Bring It On (companion elk) FINISHED

04-01-2011, 11:00 PM
I found a fabulous photo by Bobbie Eierman on Flickr who graciously allowed me to use it of a bugling elk. I decided to do it as a companion piece to the first one (Let's Rumble). It is 9x12 Ampersand board. Some might wonder why the youngster would want to take this big guy on, but that youngsters for ya. Critiques welcome! I'm not sure if I should make the grasses in the foreground any larger than they are... I had to scan in top then bottom to show everything, so I've shown both as I couldn't combine them correctly.
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04-02-2011, 05:10 AM
Lovely piece Lynn. Those antlers are awesome indeed.

I am a little confused where the light is coming from though. It lools to be coming from the left of the board as his nose is highlighted but the shadow from his legs seems to be coming from the right of the board. I would be moving the shadow to the right of the board and lightening the grass on the left if that makes sense.

04-02-2011, 08:09 AM
Good spot by Lesley, but gee, good scratching too!! Those antlers look heavy!

04-02-2011, 09:45 AM
I can fix that easily Lesley; thanks for catching that. Thanks Patrick!

Harry Seymour
04-02-2011, 01:40 PM
Nicely done and great scratching.

04-02-2011, 02:14 PM
I have heard them bugle on a October night when the moon was full. This picture gives me chill bumps. Good job.

04-02-2011, 11:49 PM
Thank you Harry. Ken, you don't know how good your comment makes me feel. Here is an update with the shadow changed.

04-03-2011, 05:10 AM
Yay Lynn!! What a difference a little shadow makes. I love it!! No fussy background. Just the beautiful animal that you have captured so well.

04-03-2011, 05:28 AM
Really nice work Lynn


04-03-2011, 05:43 AM
Really nice Lynn!

fire angel
04-04-2011, 10:38 AM
Very nice work!!!

07-06-2011, 05:05 AM
How did I miss the finish of this? It ended up really nice Lynn

07-06-2011, 09:12 AM
Looks pretty good Lynn.

Harry Seymour
07-06-2011, 09:30 AM
This really has turned out well. Lovely.

07-06-2011, 11:16 AM
Very nicely done. I love his antlers.

07-07-2011, 09:56 AM
I like this Lynn, really nice work. Great job on the fur and the grass.
And those antlers, wow!