Art - Ghost Lion- oil painting

in animal •  4 months ago

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A step by step process of a lion head painting on a canvas panel from sketch through to the final picture. I wanted to try and paint what a ghost lion would resemble likening it to something along the nice side of a spirit that would travel on the winds protecting the last of its kind. I consider how these poor beasts have been unfairly hunted down to the near end of their existence. Wild and free!!!

Pre final blend with fan brushes.

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Colour introduction background wet in wet.

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Colour and contrast on subject.

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Base painting (under painting)

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Initial sketch and outline with thinned down paint.

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Thank you very very much for your support. Its so hard when your starting out like me. Just to find some sort of a roadmap to getting my work seen by others.

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I like how you painted in the dark and light values first then added your color and blended. Look forward to seeing more pieces.. Best wishes here on Steemit!

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Thank you for the feedback im so pleased there's someone who took the time to out to post.