I've been studying and learning to incorporate some new techniques into my paintings. Most recently, I've been learning from Aaron Blaise, who worked on the Lion King and directed Brother Bear. He's got such a nice way of teaching, so if you're interested, you can check out his website at http://www.creatureartteacher.com. Here is my painting of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana). The original photo was taken in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa, Africa. The species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at iucnredlist.org. I added some of my original rock textures as well.
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