First deviation of 2013! A christmas present i did for my cousin, I was looking through a book i took out of the university library ('Wildlife photographer of the year' 1997 edition) and found this beautiful photo of 2 fox cubs who appeared to be kissing, or atleast rubbing noses with each other. It was by a photographer called David N Olsen and the photo was titled 'Red fox cubs,' when i saw it i had the urge to paint it Unfortunately i can not seem to find the photograph online, if anyone comes across it please let me know
I am not 100% happy with it, I ended up painting it on christmas eve and had another painting to do for another family member, and so i did not have time to do a background
Alrighty, so lets see. The picture itself is a charming piece of work, taking a popular art subject and giving it a heartwarming traditional treatment. That said, the lack of detail on the left fox is a bit distracting, as the fuzzy outline and use of white on the hind legs gives it a feeling of insubstantiality. The use of shading on the fur though, especially on the right fox, (It looks the better drawn one to me) makes up for it by lending the picture credible texture.
I would say while not amazing, its definitely not terrible at all, and is very pretty to look at, and would be something to favorite. I smiled at this picture.
Foxes kiss with their noses? who knew? I really like this painting. I like the colors and the innocence of the whole scene. One thing though; the arching of the back of the left fox seems a little unnatural to me . Awesome work though, I'm a big fan .
I don't know if they do, it just looked like they were from the photo reference I see what you mean, the back of the left one was actually giving me a lot of difficulty, that's one of the reasons i am not 100% happy with it.
I like your approach to detail in portraying the fur as well as highlights and shadows. The realism is to be expected given it was photo referenced, but this still has its own painterly feel to it. Nice work~