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08-06-2007, 08:18 AM
i try to create a lion in my personal style that most of you know watching my last postings.

I want to show you the steps ... as it is also new for me to create an animal painting i really hope that it will work.

08-06-2007, 08:19 AM
step 3

08-06-2007, 08:30 AM
step 4

08-06-2007, 09:09 AM
step 5

08-06-2007, 09:35 AM
good start...waiting for the next steps :D

D Akey
08-06-2007, 09:48 AM
Something happened when I was replying. . . if a partial post shows up somewhere else, it was probably meant to be here.


I like your approach. The free beginning puts the finish into the area of some level of abstraction. Looks dimensional and a little stoney and as if there is a patina on a sculpture.

Distinct image.

When doing works that are other than totally representational, I often let my mind float up some kind of impression that is calling from that work.

Then I take my next picture in that direction even further.

But it comes out of the last one, so it's a personal evolution. It looks like you're using some of the style from previous images and some new. Cool.

Keep going!

08-06-2007, 10:03 AM
Thanks ENCHANTER and DA ... i'll keep going :)

step 6

D Akey
08-06-2007, 10:07 AM

08-06-2007, 10:56 PM
Wow!! A creative forming process with step-by-step little miracles. The choice of colours, their tones and strokes are very elegant. Congratulations!!

08-06-2007, 11:03 PM
How did you do that?

I looked at the lineart and thought - Baaah.
Now I see step six, and i'm like, WOW!

It just doesn't make sense!

08-07-2007, 01:17 AM
Great work :)

08-07-2007, 01:51 AM
Thanks DA again :)

Thanks Caesar for your kind words...

Thanks ÄlveKatt - it's magic - i can tell you how it work, but then i must make you disappear ;)

The colour selection it the hardest each time - to get all these effects its "just" fixed values for the pressure, thinner and amount of colour and also a selection of different papers per layer. as you see the lineart is not my masterpiece of work it just provides me a rough idea of the what i want to do for the very first step.

Thanks Nika

I'll work on it this evening again, as it is still not finished. I'm at layer 10 now at least 4 to go... and the last one with the final details will be the hardest for me.

08-07-2007, 09:44 AM
layer list + step 7

08-07-2007, 09:49 AM
Close-up 7 face

08-07-2007, 11:19 AM
step 8

08-08-2007, 08:31 AM
step 9

don't know if it is final...

D Akey
08-08-2007, 09:00 AM

Very appealing to me.

08-08-2007, 09:08 AM
Amazing work. It's so interesting and nice to see how your progress on this lion. :D

08-08-2007, 11:32 AM
Thanks for the play by play... it turned out wonderfully. Another beauty.

08-08-2007, 11:01 PM
Wonderful.... :D :D

08-09-2007, 12:10 AM
thanks all - i'll upload a larger version into the gallery.

08-09-2007, 02:53 AM
Wow!! This is really amazing. It is very inspiring. :)

*thanks for the step by step!! totally cool.