Sumatran Tiger Painting in Progress

Here are more progress images of the sumatran tiger wildlife painting I have been working on over the past couple of days. The detailing around the nose and eyes is just about finished together with the background. I will now concentrate on the ears, chest and rest of the body. The painting should be finished tomorrow. When finished the painting will be available for sale as original. Details to follow with the final scan of the painting.

sumatran tiger painting in progress - stage 5
Sumatran Tiger Painting in Progress – Stage 5
sumatran tiger painting in progress - stage 4
Sumatran Tiger Painting in Progress – Stage 4

Sumatran Tiger Painting in Progress

I started working on this wildlife painting yesterday and I have taken photographs of the progress so far. The painting is smaller in size at 30 x 25 cm – 12 x 10 inches. There is lots more detailing to be done and I will work on it over the next few days. The finished painting will be available for sale. I am using a photograph I took during my visit to the Dublin Zoo.

sumatran tiger wildlife painting - step3
Sumatran Tiger painting – stage 3
sumatran tiger wildlife painting - progress image 2
Sumatran Tiger Painting in progress – stage 2
sumatran tiger painting in progress - image 1
Sumatran Tiger Painting – progress image 1

Penguins painting in progress – Wildlife Art

Here are progress pictures of the penguins painting I’ve been working on. It’s taking much longer than I anticipated, but I think it’s turning out quite well. I will have a final scan ready today and I will post it later.

Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 2
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 2
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 3
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 3
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 4
Humboldt penguins painting in progress - step 4

 

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Humboldt Penguins Wildlife Painting

I started working on this portrait this week. The work is developing from a series of photographs taken by me in the Dublin ZOO last June. They are such an inquisitive pair, very curious indeed. These penguins are Humboldt Penguins, their natural habitat being the shores of Chile and Argentina. So they are not used to the snow at all. I’m placing them in their natural habitat on the shores showing the red rocks of South America. I felt they will look more at home than in the ZOO surroundings, although they did look very happy there too. Below is a step 1 of the painting process. I am hoping to have it finished by the end of this week. The painting is 12 x 16 inches in size and I am using acrylics.

Wildlife portrait of Humboldt Penguins in acrylic
Humboldt Penguins Wildlife Painting - step 1

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Gorilla Wildlife Art in Progress

I added more detail to the gorilla’s face and eyes together with the background and some fur to the side. I am really enjoying this painting process. Wildlife is so precious, especially endangered species like the gorillas, such a majestic and beautiful creature.

I am applying acrylic paint in thin washes here. This gives the painting more depth and I can play with colours, using complimentary ones underneath. I will work on the nose and mouth next together with the rest of the fur.

Gorilla wildlife art
Gorilla painting - step 3

 

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Gorilla Wildlife Painting in Progress

The second step of gorilla wildlife painting. I applied a thin acrylic wash to create an underpainting. I wanted to be sure to mark in the shadows and highlights correctly. It has worked out quite well and I think it’s a good way of working. It is good to see the whole image before final detail is added. I think this gorilla is a great start for me in wildlife art. I will add more detail later on this week and post it then.

gorilla wildlife art in acrylic
Gorilla painting in progress - step 2

 

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Gorilla Wildlife Painting in Progress

This is my first wildlife painting – gorilla. I started it with a pencil sketch a while ago and didn’t return to it until today. It’s a fantastic pose for this monumental beast. He (I presume it is he) looks so majestic and powerful I had to put him down on canvas. I am using acrylic paints for this. This is the first step – a pencil sketch. I made sure to spend a bit of time on the sketch as I wanted to get the proportions right. The next step is a thin wash that I will apply throughout the canvas to block off shadows and highlights.
gorilla painting - wildlife art
Gorilla - step 1

 

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