Sunday, January 22, 2012

Animal Defenders International Lion Donation, Finished!

Hello Everyone!!


Well.... after a long recovery I think I am almost back to normal.  I am so glad I had the back surgery because things seem to be so much better.  I am told it may take about 4 months for the nerve pain to go completely away but I am far better then before the surgery.

I FINALLY got Simba done!!!!!!!!  It seemed like it took forever but I guess it's understandable with the back issues and surgery.  It's really nice to be back drawing!  

As I mentioned before Simba was done with 100% colored pencils on Suede Mat Board, it's 18" X 14".  Next I plan on having it photographed and then I will have it matted and send it to Animal Defenders International.  I attached an image of the finished piece along with a close up of part of his mane.

I'm happy with the finished piece and I hope that ADI will not only like it but will hopefully be able to use it in some way to help raise money for all of the great work the are doing world wide.  I do plan on selling limited edition prints of him along with some note cards.  I'm pledging 10% of any of the sales I earn from the prints and note cards to ADI.

If any of you should have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to speak up.

 Next I plan on working on a Lion cub.  I will be creating workshop book of the Cub and will be teaching that class in April (date to be determined) in Copperopolis, CA at the Town Hall Arts/Galerie Copper.  I will then be able to offer both the cub and the wolf for future workshops.

 Keep Scribbling!!
Gemma

14 comments:

  1. Hi Gemma, so glad you're feeling better after the long haul and back to work! Simba is gorgeous, I can just feel the fluffy mane.

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  2. WAUW!!...amazing job!!
    well done.
    it is beautiful.
    greeting Dora

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  3. Beautiful as always Gemma! And what a good heart you have for all you do for ADI. It sounds like you're on the mend, that's great!!!

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    1. Thanks Dianna, I am soooo glad to be back to normal.... it's been a long painful journey!

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  4. So happy for you Gemma that you are feeling better and that Simba is finished. I love the detail you captured in Simba's fur; he looks almost "huggable", if one could say that of a male lion!

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    1. Awwww... thank you Colette!!! I really appreciate that and it is so good to back at the drawing board.

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  5. So glad that you are feeling better! I hope that you continue to improve and are 100% in no time. Simba is absolutely breathtaking!! :)

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  6. Glad that you are doing better. I have had problems with pinched nerves in the past and can sympathize with what you felt. Your art is beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing and doing such good humane volunteer work.

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  7. Hi Gemma, like everyone else I am very glad that you are feeling so much better. Simba looks great and for a great cause to boot! Best of luck going forward. Take care of yourself. I am sure you will have a wonderful time working on the cub!

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