The Official Michael James Smith painting school. - 40 lessons in Michael's own art school - New lesson added every month! Learn to paint with me on my ONE AND ONLY online painting school. Enjoy 40 full length, real time painting video tutorials. New lesson added every month. From beginner to advanced. Paint along with me to learn the techniques to produce realistic landscape, portrait and still life paintings.
In a quest to find something unusual and interesting, something that would challenge you (and me!), I came across this magnificent photo. I just love everything about this subject. The proud lion, fearful of nothing, surveying the landscape he rules, the soft backdrop and the warmth of the setting sun framing his rich glowing mane. In this lesson you'll learn how to master the sharpest of details and also the soft blends required for the shallow depth of focus. Pay close attention to the sketching diagram, the proportions of the lion are so important.
I enjoyed this lesson very much. I hope you do too!
Panel Size: 12 x 16 inches
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
Painting surface used in this lesson: Exhibition Panel
French Ultra Marine
Cadmium Yellow Light