Gorilla wildlife art painting

I’ve finished the gorilla painting last week and here is the final result. The intense stare gives the gorilla a great expression. The painting is in acrylic on canvas, the size of canvas is 12″ x 16″ (30cm x 40cm). Up next is more card designs and another wildlife.

Gorilla wildlife art
Gorilla wildlife painting in acrylic

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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.
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Gorilla - step 1

 

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