It’s Friday, and I have a new Focus Art artwork to show everyone. This one is of a bull African Elephant.
I tried really hard to hint towards many other shades of colours that could be found reflecting off of the natural brownish/grey skin tone of the elephant – like blues, purples, greens, and ochres. I found the skin very challenging because of the size I have painted this picture at. Probably if I were to do it again I would do it much larger so I could focus on the cracked skin details, which I just wasn’t able to fully commit to because of the scale.
I am quite happy with my undersketch, which I spent more time completing and shading than the other previous focus art pieces.
I created this elephant by combining three different photos together in order to create my own pose. I liked the battle worn weary look of one elephant, but felt the ears were not as large as other elephants in other photos. Plus I liked the dominant foot forward look of another elephant and decided to mash them all together.