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PICASO41
01-20-2010, 01:26 AM
Greets all

I've been muddling over this one for awhile.

I originally had this as a anti-poaching poster with gallons of blood all over the place, even on the tusks.

I placed it in the After 9 forum because of the nature but then i pulled it.
It just didn't sit well with me i guess.

So i re-worked it as a ink and watercolor sketch with a gloop pen border.
Now i can sleep better :)

Enjoy

Mike

Eileen724
01-20-2010, 01:46 AM
This is just remarkable and beautiful, Mike. I am so glad that you've reworked this and have removed the blood. I am along with you and despise poaching of wild animals. You did the beauty of this beast justice by painting it in this light and so wonderfully at that!

paul_uk7
01-20-2010, 02:07 AM
Lovely image, and inspirational also.

coops
01-20-2010, 02:13 AM
Thats a wonderful painting Picaso, love it:)

Rowena
01-20-2010, 02:38 AM
I totally love it!!
superbly well done and I love the lively watercolor style that you used :D

Valerie
01-20-2010, 02:58 AM
Mike this is fantastic totally awesome.:):):)

Caesar
01-20-2010, 03:20 AM
A really outstanding image and an adorable tool mix and style!

flyashy
01-20-2010, 03:47 AM
That is so good! looks so much like real watercolors!
You have truly mastered the watercolor/gloop technique :)

mannafig
01-20-2010, 09:59 AM
looks great really nice style:):)

narf
01-20-2010, 11:38 AM
That tusker really looks magnici-phant.

Alexandra
01-20-2010, 12:33 PM
Beautiful elephant Mike. It is tragic that some of these horrors still exist.:(

screenpainter
01-20-2010, 12:44 PM
it's a great watercolor/ink sketch Mike. I like it very much. Beautifully done. Very artful.

Lima
01-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Really beautiful. Very well done. Congratulations.:)

uuderzo
01-20-2010, 01:05 PM
Uuuuh! It recalls me Hugo Pratt style (see Corto Maltese). Good!

Sketchism71
01-21-2010, 03:51 AM
Love it, love it! Again, such a cool style and great design!

DMerchen
01-21-2010, 04:59 AM
Nice style and great work with the watercolors and gloop. The gloop border is a very nice effect.

AT-TA
01-21-2010, 06:14 AM
I like the spontaneity this little piece shows, and the old time look of the good honest workmanship, lovely piece, Picasso. Something that could go into the schoolbook.

pai
01-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Very unique style you have and meaningful on this one. You have made this beautiful elephant very alive. It's just my feel and it passes a message and open their eyes to see the beauty of all wild animals. :):)

Achilles
01-21-2010, 05:56 PM
great work,great sketch,

Evart
01-21-2010, 11:24 PM
Excellent job on this :)