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Sketches for Ferdi!

Ive just begun work on a childrens book im illustrating….totally excited as its my first one!

Author JR Poulter, book designer Takara Beech & Word Wings publishing, are the awesome gang im working with…im very grateful for the oportunity, as not only is it a job, its also a great learning experience. As others artists know, its extemely competitive…getting into book illustrating not only takes hard work, you have to be of a calibre hign enough that publishers will be willing to give you a break…. this is exactly what Word Wings & Jen Poulter have done for me.

Im at the beginning of the process, developing characters for ‘Fabulous Ferdi-Horse With Heart’. The story is Very close to my heart,  which is something Jennifer is very clever at- selecting the perfect artist for each wonderful story she writes! I spent most of my life riding, training & racing horses, & my daughter did the pony club & kids racing circuit… i still love horses very much & any opportunity to ride & spend time with them is precious.

As i progress with the illustrations, i will be showing you some wips… i really hope you join me on this ride…& for those with children… release date is later this year, kids will totally fall in love with Ferdi & his friends…i know i have.

Cheers – ❤🦁🎨

 

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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

The bond of mother & babe

Nothing is stronger than a mothers love….human or animal. This is a painting I just finished for an exhibition Art For Apes…raising money for Center For Great Apes in the US. i loved painting these two as the connection between them is so apparent while they steal a moment of peace high up in the branches. Its vital we care for their habitat, so think of this before purchasing products with palm oil. We want these & other wildlife to be there for future generations to enjoy, but we also need each species as they form the eco system that keeps our planet healthy.For info on purchasing this or other artwork contact me. copyrite: Lion Art-Michelle Webbunbreakable-bond

Painting Ponies

Im currently very busy with upcoming exhibitions, submitting for various opportunities & working on a collection Painting Ponies ☺️ This is the first of the series with which be on exhibition early 2017… With a surprise……i hope! This little pony was painted in Corels newest version of Painter 2017……its a brilliant upgrade, with some fantastic new features & new brush categories that added to the arsonal we already had sets of the organic feeling Painter provides with texture & glazing to die for. Enjoy & if you would like a  Painted Pony of your own, give me a call, email or msg. – ❤️ LionArt

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Painter 2017 is awesome!

Hi to all my digital art friends, Ive been Beta Testing Corels new Painter 2017 software the last few months….its an amazing program with all Painters wonderful features from previous versions as well as some increadible new ones including the all new palette draws to keep ev erything at a click aqway while your canvas is nice & clean…there’s also a whole a few new brush catagories including glazing & texture brushes that work with texture, papers & flow maps in new exciting ways with so many editing options you wont believe it! Here’s the link so jump on & download yours today, theres also the option of a 30 day full trial…no money until you decide to purchase…. can’t get better than that…. Ill be uploading new pieces ive painted in 2017 so you can see how great it is…

 

I dream of Africa. Painted in Painter 2017 using texture, glazing & some of my custom brushes. copyright: Lion Art-Michelle Webb

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Getting right with colour

I came across this wonderful tool made by artist Richard Robinson – The Gamut Mask which is free from his site  http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php

Easy to use with any medium, digital or traditional. This cool colour wheel allows for a huge range of palettes to bring harmony to your work. Dont forget I love to see What you create using any of the tools featured on my blog, from my custom brushes & palettes to apps etc ive found useful in my own work. I think i might feature some of it here, so send me your best projects! ❤️🦁🎨image

 

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