The bonobo is distinguished by long legs,dark face, pink lips and parted long hair.They are found in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Central Africa.Habitat destruction and commercial poaching has put them on the endangered list. That is my very reason for painting this subject.
The Bonobo is starting to take shape. Now to figure out how to get the hair texture. I have taken another 3 hours on this part, trying to match the colour and to get the creases to look right. The paintings will speed up as I learn the program, but even if they don't, it does not matter.
The face is growing, and this has taken me another 3 hours. It is going to take a fair while yet. I have done the background colour in acrylic and the facial features I am doing in impasto. I will figure out what I am using for the hair when I get there. That is the beauty of digital all mediums can be combined in one painting.
The sketch layer is now hidden so you can see what's going on. The new area surrounding the right eye took me another 2 hours this morning as I have been at it since 5 am. So this painting is going to take quiet some time. I am working on an endangered animal series. If we are not going to look after them the least I can do is paint them so that my grand children and the others that follow can see what once was.
Another work in progress. This is me going solo with corel painter x3. I am taking my time with this one experimenting with colours and textures. There are hundreds of brushes to try so hopefully I will find the ones I need to do the hair nice and course. I am using lots of layers so that I create depth as well. I always find it easier to get the eyes out of the way so that the painting comes alive quickly and it encourages me to keep going.
I have added some of the trees and shacks. There are still some more trees and off course reflections to come.
I have spent about 5 hours on this already. Milang is on Lake Alexandrina in South Australia. I still have a lot to do. Shacks to finish, trees to put in, ripples on the water, jetties and shadows. Not forgetting reflections in the water.
Hi all, I started this one three hours ago, as you see this is going to take a while. This is a digital oil painting so far, the background was done with a jitter airbrush, using two colours. Well it is past midnight and I have been at my tablet nearly all day so I guess I better get some rest.
Zilpa van der Gragt.