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Old 09-11-2019, 03:13 PM
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My first ever lion painting (WIP)

I really should have sketched this out in detail before I started but I'm not working from any particular reference photos, just winging it and now I kind of regret that, but I also learn this way. Please feel free to offer constructive criticism. (More details on my blog.)

1. Blocked in using acrylic on 16"x20" canvas. The rock was textured with mastic first.


2. First layer in oils...will have to wait for it to dry now. I ALWAYS go too heavy with the oils.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:50 PM
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Another oil layer on the lions...more to come but this really does need to dry more.
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Re: My first ever lion painting (WIP)

Hi Yvonne... It looks very good... the progression is very neat I like the tones.... Maybe you need to add a bit of shadows to give a consistent depth perspective... yet is a very good attempt
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:38 PM
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Hi Yvonne... It looks very good... the progression is very neat I like the tones.... Maybe you need to add a bit of shadows to give a consistent depth perspective... yet is a very good attempt

Thanks for this. I will either try to fix it or start over.
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Re: My first ever lion painting (WIP)

Looking good so far Yvonne, thanks for sharing your progress. I like the textures in the paint and the story the picture is telling. Will check back for updates.
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Re: My first ever lion painting (WIP)

The colours are lovely. They really glow. It is nice to see your progress through this painting. Good effort.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:23 PM
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Re: My first ever lion painting (WIP)

Thanks Kay and Chammi - encouragement always appreciated. While the paint's been drying I thought I would do some lion studies with some new watercolour pencils and figure out how I'm going to repair or redo this @#$% awful painting. It's always a learning process for me. Skipping the sketch is often (but not always) a bad idea for me......or maybe I just like doing things backwards!

Lion head study #1


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Good for you. Continued practice helps so much toward self-confidence. Lions are not easy and you are doing well.
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Re: My first ever lion painting (WIP)

Another one with a closeup



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Old 10-01-2019, 11:42 AM
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Re: My first ever lion painting (WIP)

Having found what I'm looking for, I prepare the redo... Maybe you can see I'm going for a bigger head as well. Anyway this has to dry...

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Have been too busy to paint anything but tiny lions...Lately I am in love with lions...


Lots more on my instagram #yvonnekeoghartist
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Re: My first ever lion painting (WIP)

Trying this again...focusing on getting the look of the big lion right first...lots to do. Will keep plucking away at it when time permits.
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The mane is too much like an afro and the cub needs a lot of work but progressing slowly...
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