Sunday, 5 August 2012

Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions Biography
Lions have been an important symbol for thousands of years and appear as a theme in cultures across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Despite the recorded incidents of attacks on humans, lions enjoy positive depiction in popular culture as creatures that appear strong, but gentle at the same time. The most consistent depiction is in keeping with their image of "king of the jungle" or "king of the beasts", hence lions are popular symbols of royalty and stateliness and a symbol of bravery.

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Drawing the Pictures

1. Figuring out the style

Every new book I do seems to call for a different style of illustration. Often, the hardest part of starting the pictures is figuring out what that style is going to be.

For The Lion's Share, I began by sketching animals using a bunch of different techniques to see how they might look.

2. Making patterns

I like to use the computer for my illustrations. The problem is that sometimes pictures made on the computer can look too artificial.

For this book I began by dripping black ink onto wet paper. I wasn't trying to make anything specific; I just wanted to see what would happen as the ink spread across the page. It was really surprising and fun.

3. Adding color

After they dried, I scanned all the patterns into the computer and colored them using Photoshop. In the example below, all the dark areas became red, and the light areas became yellow.

4. Putting it all together

The final illustrations were created by adding these colored patterns to the pencil drawings I drew.
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
Pencil Drawings Of Lions
ACEO Speed Lion Pencil Drawing

Drawing  A Lion

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