Winters War

winters-war-finalThis is a piece I did for a class….winter landscapes are not the easiest thing to conjure when its mid summer here in Aus & im more the sun god worshiping type of girl! Winter is a time of hardship for many animals trying to find a meal…so threw in a couple of gorgeous predators tracking the same scent. I painted this completely by hand in Painter 2017……I love the organic feel of this software, it gives me a traditional feel to my work that ive transferred over from my fine art days. I will be adding some more giveaways soon & start work on a book im illustrating, so will have some fun WIPS to show you as i progress. Happy New Year to everyone, have fun & stay safe…..No drinking & driving!

Cheers – Lion Art

Medusa Rising

Capturing the moment when Athena cursed Medusa, turning her from beauty to beast! Most of the brushes i used are from my palette give away, using Painter 2017. I tried a few sketches until i was happy with pose, then got stuck into painting her. Getting all my colours, values right i then moved onto the fun part, lighting & textures…. one of the new brush categories in Painter 2017 are texture brushes, they are brilliant….with plenty of scope to manipulate textures to wrap your subject not just lay on top. I decided on a shadowy scene, hiding in a grungy building as the rays of light fall on her scaley skin….. once completed i used a couple of particles to add the magic! Enjoy, she is available for purchase & will be entered in a couple of art competitions. For more details, or questions….im always happy to talk art, you can contact me through email, mobile, Facebook or Instagram. ❤️ 🦁🎨img_5974

Fantasy portrait – Cry Wolf

I’ve finished my little wolf girl, really had fun painting her. This is the first portrait that I’ve done purely from my imagination……let my mind just take me where it wanted without restrictions. This was personal, stemming from my Dads stories of the boy who cried wolf, &my love for predators esp those being hunted &poached to extinction.  She is the moon goddess, protecting the creatures of the night, the wolf is both her soulmate & protector. I love using Corel Painter, its an amazing program….feels so organic & easy to customise to suit your style. Painter 2017, has some awesome new brushes great for both traditional & pure digital artists alike……..if you haven’t tried it, jump on to their site & get a trial…..i know you will love it!  I used the mirror tool a lot in this, another first for me…will def use it more. I will be entering my wolfie girl in an upcoming exhibition, but im open to offers or inquiries on purchasing her. I hope she captures your heart, enjoy viewing her but please do not copy or reproduce her without my consent, sharing in social media is fine …..just make sure shes credited with a link to me……thanks muchly 😊❤ ©LionArt-Michelle Webbcry-wolf

Cry Wolf

My current painting, learning much from this after about 5 redraws of both girl & wolf….finally happy & moving forward. I have a lot to do before finishing but will keep posting wip updates. Feel free to look, ask questions but please dont download or use in any way. This is my original work & has a copyright. One more thing, the lion painting I sent to National Zoo has sold very quickly…im very happy & donating 50% to the conservation project! -Love Lion Artcry-wolf-tears

The end!

This is the finished piece from sketch in last post….ill be adding a process sheet for those interested in seeing how i got there. Sorry about the watermark, ive had a few instances of people using my art without my permission….so unfortunately i have to protect my work. Enjoy & ill be back with details later ❤️🦁🎨

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Beginning!

This is the start of a new painting….not a great pic, sorry but thought you might like to see my setup, so just an iphone photo. I like to keep my fav brushes, tools & media handy…Painter 2017’s new palette drawers make this so easy, while keeping plenty of canvas area to paint on. I’ll be putting together a little tutorial for this when finished.   ©LionArt-MichelleWebb image

Pet portrait…..landscape…..why not do both!

This began as a traditional portrait of my best mate Kuma, but somewhere along the way i decided to show more of his persona with some water, sun & space. Water is Ku’s happy place, from an inch of mud to the surf beaches near home hes happiest when in the water. The rest of the painting was playing around with shapes, colours & layer methods…Commissions are always welcome, call or email me to discuss your vision for a new artwork for your home or office.

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Painter brush giveaway!

Hi guys, im adding a small category of my fav animal brushes…skin, hide & fur is the most important thing as it covers your structure when painting animals. These are my go to brushes, make sure you use brush tracking to calibrate them to your style of working. I love to see your work so shoot me a pic of what your doing…..enjoy- Lion Art

https://www.dropbox.com/s/034ww6hwmzt4eri/animal%20brushes-LionArt.brushcategory?dl=0

Koo-Koo Ka-Choo

A bit of fun testing out new dab stencil & texture brushes in Painter 2017! Follow me, or just check in when you want….its time for another give away  in the next week…..some cool new brushes & maybe a couple of papers…we shall see….☺️ i love to see what your doing,  so please feel free to show me!  Ive got some cool things coming up…. Cant wait to share it with everyone soon ❤️🦁🎨

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