Monday, March 10, 2014

Elsa's story

Just as the sun was peeking over the horizon we saw 4 moms and a little over half a dozen chubby cubs high up on a rocky ledge, gazing out over the land. They were very active, getting in some playtime before the heat set in. We sat and watched their activity for well over an hour.
Elsa is inspired by the magnificent lions we saw that day in Samburu while on safari in 2010. 
I am loving the challenge of drawing Elsa, and as I nail each difficult section I feel a little triumphant, knowing I am expanding my skill level a bit more! As a high contrast drawer, and lover of black and white images, the eventual black background will be very dramatic with the lighting on her face! Can hardly wait to finish her!


patty said...

Wow! I love that this drawing is fueled by intense personal experience...That is the best and deepest form of art! Gorgeous!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Elsa will always have a special place in my deepest heart....I almost feel like weeping when I see the way you are making her come alive on paper.
thank you,
thank you,
thank you.


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