To finish the piece, I added a hint of green overall and played with the levels slightly, I definitely learned a lot about creating realistic looking fur when painting this.


Lion Head Process

This was my process for creating the final piece, the whole painting took around 3 or 4 hours, I think my biggest critique for this piece is the mane, it could definitely look a little less messy, unfortunately I didn’t have a good reference for the mane and let myself go with it.

Bird Skull Sketch

After today’s lesson with Kim, I have decided to work more closely with different types of skulls and animal heads, I have been studying the shape and drawing skulls from life and photographs, both with pencil and digitally. I am leaning towards basing my work on people with animal heads or skulls, perhaps with further bone/muscle detail with inspiration from¬†John Heartfield & Nunzio Paci. This is a sketch that I will base my finished painting from.¬†birdskulldigital.png