As many of you probably already know I volunteer some of my time at Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Animal Defenders International (ADI). If you are interested in reading more about these organizations here is a link to their websites: http://pawsweb.org/ and http://www.ad-international.org/adi_usa/. ADI was instrumental in getting a ban against animals in circus' in Bolivia. After the ban went into effect ADI brought 4 lions from Bolivia and placed them at PAWS (as well as rescuing several others from there and placing them in other sanctuaries). I am a docent for the four lions at PAWS. I met the founder and Director of ADI at PAWS and promised them I would create a drawing of one of the lions from Bolivia to donate to them to do what they want with it. I think they are going to try to do an auction on the artwork. They recently sent me a photo of Simba to work from and that reference photo is to the left here in this post.
I started working on Simba...... this is all I have done so far. Of course... I'm only showing a portion of the drawing at this point. The drawing is 18" x 14" on a light beige Suede Mat board and it will be 100% colored pencil.
As you can see, I draw the grid right on the drawing and the reference photo. This helps me keep track of where I'm at as I create the drawing. I am still working on this area so it isn't finished yet. You can see I need to push the values a bit more than I have at this time. I'm also seeing I need to do a bit more with the eyes. It's amazing how posting it the computer can make you see some of that stuff you don't see prior to posting it.
As always.... if you should have any questions or comments let me know and above all..... keep scribbling!!!