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lion study


8 x 8 inch image size (for standard 10 x 10 or 12 x 12 inch frame)
10 x 10 inch image size (for standard 12 x 12 or 12.5 x 12.5 inch frame)
12 x 12 inch image size (for standard 16 x 16 inch frame)
printed with archival ink on heavy weight, acid free paper

This painting was completed digitally using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter on a Wacom Cintiq. Some of the drips were created digitally, other sections were created using actual oil paint on a primed paper surface then scanned and layered in with the digitally painted elements. The blocks of color around the lion are sort of mini palettes to test colors (which in a digital environment are unnecessary, of course), but enjoyed the reference to working with actual materials. It also serves as a flattening counter-point to the realistic rendering of the lion.

Tags: lion, africa, white, square format, yellow, brown

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