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Out with the lion & in with the lioness

I decided I should really have a lioness for my profile image, seeing as i’m Lion Art! So this was today’s project…what do you think…is she a keeper? Painted on my Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch, using Corel Painter 2017. Cant tell you enough how much i love Painter, & we all know Wacom kick but against other tablets. Tell me what you guys are using tablet & software wise…what do you want me to talk about on here, its about as all sharing knowledge as artists. I love feedback guys, you can email, comment, go through inquiry page or even call me….lets get some great topics going!lioness

New page with freebies!

Hi guys, ive just been doing some work on my blog & have added a couple of new pages, one for video links & tutorials the other for giveaways… woo hoo!

I hope this makes it easier for you to find everything. 😏😌

To make sure you don’t miss out, follow my blog…just hit the blue ‘follow’ button on my blog, then follow the instructions… you can set it to notify you of new posts & never miss out on a giveaway – ❤️🦁🎨

I also wanted to take a minute to tell you about some exciting news! I am currently working on illustrations for a wonderful childrens story book ‘Fabulous Ferdi’ by author JR Poulter & designer Takara Beech…. it will be released later this year by Word Wings Publishing.

In the meantime I will show you wips & sketches along the way!

©Lion Art Studio – Michelle Webb

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iPad for artists…who’d have thunk it!

I recently purchased an iPad Pro & Apple Pencil… after a lot of research (asking my artist mates)…as i need to work when away from my studio. Much as i lovemy Cintiq 24hd & Alienware i7, neither are particularly portable, & to get the equivalent i need at least $5000 handy….not possible!! So my quest for an alternative led me to Apple, & a handy app called Procreate.. i expected to be able to sketch, rough out ideas & then take them back to work on actual paintings…. but what ive found, is i can do so much more! Procreate provides a nice array of brushes & tools, along with canvas sizes  big enough for large scale output….while the 12.9″ screen of top iPad Pro with 256gb & the impressive, responsive Apple Pencil give artists enough horsepower to accomplish complex artwork with around 10hours batery life. Theres other apps -Adobe sketch, Sketchbook Pro etc but they dont quite measure up to Procreate..

I do love Painter & PS, plus my favourite toy will always be my Cintiq….but im very pleased to bring Apple along for the ride ☺

First sketch trying out Procreate, just mucking around with various brushes.

©Lion Art Studio

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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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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

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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