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William Stout Painting Lesson #5

Menagerie Sepia Lay-in – Further Refinement
Menagerie Sepia Lay-in – Further Refinement

The refinement of the sepia lay-in continues with more detail added to the anteater, the skunk, the flamingo, the wolf, the hyena, the chimpanzee, the bat, the sabertooth, the mandrill, the rabbit, the macaw, the dolphin, the echidna, the manatee, the star-nosed mole and the cassowary.

I also quickly punched up the tusks of the warthog with two slashes of white, further enhancing the spotting (or distribution) of my whites.

2 thoughts on “William Stout Painting Lesson #5

  1. Thanks!
    Great stuff…and informative too.
    I also really like your choice of animals (Puffin ,mandrill, cassowary, manatee, echidna, dodo and a star nosed mole….all fun beasties)

  2. Hi Norm,

    I mostly just picked favorite animals of mine with an eye to diversity in form, size and shape. It was fun having the freedom to decide what was going into this picture. There weren’t really any animals here that I had no desire to paint.

    When I start adding color, you’ll see I also got a little lucky with the placement of my creatures. You’ll discover (as I did) that their natural coloring distributed my final color palette all over the picture. That is, I didn’t end up with clumps of one color in only one part of the canvas. But I’m getting ahead of myself here…

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