My boar are on the shelf, I was becoming very annoyed with how long they were taking, but they will reappear very shortly.
In the meantime, this is something I have mentioned before but never had the time to get up and running. This lynx is to be my first wildlife art lynx pastel tutorial and it has surprisingly taken a bit of brain power to work out how I want to do it!
How to sharpen pastel pencils – I posted this once before, then my artist blog went to blog heaven! Here it is again as I am always asked about this subject! This is the technique I use to create all of my Pet Portraits Commissions.
Finally all of my little piggies are in place plus they all have little snouts! I’ve made a start on the blurry background but I have a feeling it could take quite some time. So far I’ve worked 32 hours on my wild boar wildlife painting so it’s another long one! You can see the previous wild boar stages here
Apologies for the delay and very slow progress on my wild boarwildlife painting. As you can see the stripes are almost there and a few snouts will appear shortly but then it’s all that grass and blurry background!
No doubt, if you are local to the Forest of Dean you will recognise these little cuties immediately. These little ones are now being born in the woodlands and they are really very sweet to see. They are called humbugs (due to their stripes which sadly disappear as they grow larger) or hoglets.