Description There is nothing quite like the majesty of the big cats! This is a reproduction of the second piece in my 'We Three Kings' series featuring three of the most majestic Big Cats in the world.The original painting was created with artists color pencils on drafting filmIf you would like a sneak peak into how this artwork was created, please have a look at this thread thread in my Pencil Portraits Blog.
Michelle Wrighton, Perth Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement The pet animal and wildlife artwork that I create is very realistic while retaining a definite hand drawn/painted appearance. I do not aim for strict photo-realism in my work, but what I personally refer to as 'artistic realism' - the artwork that I create is my artistic interpretation of the subject rather than just a copy of a photograph!
My graphite and colour work are slightly different, as I use different techniques for the different mediums. Graphite is such a beautiful medium to work with as it allows so much detail and tremendous depth and emotion to be expressed simply through the subtle variations of tone. I love the timeless elegance of black and white!
My preferred mediums are graphite, color pencil, pastel and acrylic.
If you would like to see how I bring an animal to life in my artwork, please visit my Work In Progress posts on my Pencil Portraits Blog
I have always been compelled to draw the animals that I love and I guess it was a natural progression to offer my services as an animal artist to those wishing to commission a unique work of art to commemorate their cherished pets or favourite wild animal. Animals are so important in our lives, and I find it incredibly rewarding to be able to capture their personality and character to create a fitting tribute that will be enjoyed for a lifetime.