Just completed this commission for a South African client.
Wanted something very African, so went down the native animal route. Doesn’t get much bigger than the BIG 5!! Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and the Leopard. Decided to use the continent of Africa and the leopards eyes as the main focal point and painted the rest of the animals around it. Used acrylic paint/water colour.
Just to finish it all off, I gilded (gold leafed) the edges of Africa.

Size 130 x 140 cm

Original pencil sketch

After using news print to form the shape of Africa I continued on with the animals, decided to paint them in water colour. Just because I felt that they just needed a subtle bit of colour.