Wednesday, April 09, 2008

European Bison - graphite

"European Bison" - graphite on 8 x 10,8 inches Fabriano Disengo 4 - smooth.
The bison has been exterminated in Nature in the 1900. An effort to replace groups of the animal is still going on, and there are now wildliving bisons in eastern Europe.
I have used a technique with impressed lines.

The eye is drawn with care and detailed. Several layers builds up the iris and pupil.

Textures of the horns are defined. I've used a blender to spread graphite evenly.

Fur are made of impressed lines and graphite.

Closeup of the eye and surrounding fur.

The background are build up with pencil. No blending with other tools.

Perfect stripes - Zebra - wip

This is very early stages of what I am jumping into next. I really want to make some large animal-artworks, and for that reason I'm ...