Friday, May 17, 2013

Time for the Bulls

I'm just getting started on the smaller bull. First I began with his antlers then moved to his head. Now that I have much of the shadow in on his mane (the white fringe) I will wait to paint the "white" part until after I have some more of his body done. Why wait? Well, I like how adding the lightest light at the end of painting an animal brings everything together.

One of the challenges for a piece like this is to make the caribou stand out from the background without making them look pasted on. Some of that is done with some softer edges and some of that is accomplished with the color palette. The bulls will have warmer colors and more contrast, so will appear closer to the viewer.

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