Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Attack


I haven't done many finished wildlife illustrations, but a few years ago I thought I'd try something more polished than just a quick sketch. 
There had been a program on one of the wildlife TV channels about African lions. I made a few drawings off the TV screen, and the one below became the starting point for a larger color illustration.
I played around with the staging a little for a more dramatic result (second image).
The final piece was fun to do, even though I don't know beans about watercolor. But sometimes it's a good idea not to be intimidated by a technique and just go for it.




19 comments:

  1. I wish I didn't know beans about everything like you don't about watercolor...

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  2. Beautifully done. Love the Zebra's pose especially and how his mane zig zags in perspective.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful - I've got to get watercolors...

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  4. You say you don't know beans about watercolor but the painting itself looks really good! Not to mention how awesome lion and zebra's pose look. Filled with life and movement!

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  5. I love how you pushed the poses from the orginal study - In life drawing last night we were told to feel free to push something to enhance the pose...
    And I wish I didn't know Beans! u.u I wonder what things would look like if you DID know Beans! :D

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    1. They would look like a Peter DeSeve illustration.

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  6. it's VERY NICE ! so dynamic, even the lines of the inking are lively ! ♥

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  7. Really dynamic! Love the splash of a background, the way it fades in only to frame the action.

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  8. Really love the zebra stripes, and I can see some Scar in that lion, haha. And yay for lack of bean-knowing! ';)

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  9. I love the intensity of the sketch!

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  10. 4/20 Is this part of an edition for sale? Where?

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  11. Wow, this is wonderful!!! It is so great that we get to see the process from sketch to final for pushing the poses and staging. Thank you for posting!!!

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  12. Beautiful work! Thanks for the many, many brilliant posts. Your blog is an invaluable tool.

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  13. Love the penciled image. So dynamic and energetic...

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  14. Fantastic. Very interesting and informative to see the progression. Thanks

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