Elephant Charging

So I recently resurrected my tablet (turns out I had the wrong driver software installed, whoops. That certainly explains a lot), and consequently have had to begin reteaching myself how to draw digitally. One of the difficulties, I find, certainly when compared to traditional media, is creating convincing textures giving it sufficient detail without losing a sense of the mass of a subject. Which is pretty much all of art. Lots to learn!

A relatively short piece, maybe one to two hours.

(The war paint on the elephant was inspired to some extent by this piece of art. I can only aspire…)

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One of the nice things about digital art is how easily one can manipulate it:

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3 thoughts on “Elephant Charging

  1. Thank you for your kind words; this is also my aim; to capture a whole plethora of meaning in one painting; but most of its meaning is specific to me. So much more than just pretty pictures of animals. Energy and emotion are indeed two sides of the same coin, and we need to learn to harness both!


    • Thank you so much! It means a lot to me, particularly as your own work is so positively stunning. Your focus on visually representing the emotional impact animals have on us is intriguing… my own goal at the moment is to see how far I can manipulate static media to bring out the energy inherent in a subject. After all, energy give life meaning, right? Perhaps emotion and energy are then merely two sides of the same coin..!

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