The following African art pictures displayed in my wildlife art gallery are a small sample of commissions I have undertaken for various clients worldwide. Thrown in are a selection of personal art pieces that I was inspired to do.
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So, when looking at my African art pictures gallery, if you do not see the scene you are wanting, contact me with your request!
African Art Pictures Gallery
Oils on Canvas & Board
I use two mediums of oil paint – Watercolor Oils and Artists Oils. I like to use the watercolor oil paint when doing portraits as it creates a good facial tone and light balance. It is a very flexible medium to paint with, creating soft effects just like watercolor, as well as the strong heavier characteristics of Artists Oils.
With Graphite Pencil I draw on watercolor paper or pastel paper to achieve some texture to the drawing. There are many brands of watercolor paper with different textures to them, so choose which you prefer to use according to the subject matter and personal taste.
With Colored Pencils, I achieve texture in the drawings by using either watercolor paper or pastel paper as it has a “tooth”. Pastel Paper comes in a large range of colors which makes for variations in your drawings and is fun to draw on. The different paper colors also add interest to the drawing.
Chalk Pastels are my medium of choice – with so many methods on how to use soft pastels you can create big bold art or soft gentle drawings. I like creating the lovely soft effects in the eyes and then change to the bolder strokes of the chalk sticks that work really well with the cat family to achieve the fur movement. I then use pastel pencils for the finer details around the ears, eyes and mouth.
Oil Paintings on Leather
The recommended medium to paint on leather is Artist Oil Paint. The leather must have no special finish applied to it so that the oil paint can adhere to the surface and penetrate the hide. This ensures no cracking or peeling occurs when the leather is handled. The leather comes in 3 colors generally – black, grey or brown, which are the color dyes used during the tanning process.
Thank you for looking through my African art pictures.
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