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.