‘Tails & Tall Grass’ – Day 33/365 -NFS

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I struggled to get their bodies to look like elephants in the tall grass until I realised I should just paint the tails in. So it seems sometimes the exact thing we’re holding off on is all that’s needed to make the big picture make sense again.

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ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE

A painting of the Okavango Delta on World Wetlands Day🤗
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This painting was quite amusing to work on. I had a bit of a ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ moment.
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I was trying so hard to get the grass just perfect, and the shading on the elephants just right before I painted in their tails, but I just couldn’t get it to feel like I was looking at ‘elephant bodies’ in tall grass Eventually it clicked that I just needed to paint in their teeny tiny grassland swaying tails for it to fall into place as elephants migrating through grass. 😝
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Funny that, sometimes the exact thing we’re holding off on is all that’s needed to make the big picture make sense again. .

Inspired by photography of @juancarlosmunozartenatural

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Posted on

February 2, 2019

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