Giraffe Painting – Detailing The Grass

I want this painting to be quite realistic and that means to me that the grasses will also need to be detailed. Which on my large paintings is not usually a problem, but as mentioned this painting is something like 20in wide, so quite small.

Painting in all the individual grasses and little seed pods etc would no doubt look contrived and unrealistic, so I needed to devise another more natural way. What I did was a combination of loose directional brush strokes in the under painting and then a layer of spatter using various colours and a toothbrush! (old one 🙂 then I went back in with the brush just to define the more important grasses.

I think it has come out ok so far. I need to let this bit dry before I do the very front ones – then I will go back and work most of the painting again.

There are some great close-ups of the grass etc on my site

giraffe-painting-2

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About Jason Morgan - wildlife artist
I am UK based professional wildlife artist specializing in big cat and large scale African wildlife paintings. Through my site "http://www.onlineartdemos.co.uk" I sell my limited edition prints and original paintings worldwide - I have had an online gallery now for over 12 years, I also have a Learn to paint wildlife teaching site - http://www.jasonmorgan.co.uk

One Response to Giraffe Painting – Detailing The Grass

  1. Anonymous says:

    thanks. kindly help me with how to paint grass and shadows – step by step if possible.
    kindly replay to phutehobangs@gmail.com

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