Don’t forget to Talk to me :)

Well I’m delighted to say that just about everyday the number of visits to my Blog increases – that’s got to be good news right??? Well it means I’m not typing out all these pages for nothing! Ha….

But hey…. why not introduce yourself, drop me an email, make a comment on my blog, tell me what you would like to see on my Blog, on my gallery site, on my tutorial site. I’d love to hear what you all have to say – I don’t bite! ha….

Just thought of something else too – if you like my blog / sites etc I’d love you to tell your friends – the more visitors I get the more inspired I am to add new content πŸ™‚ he he…..



About Jason Morgan - wildlife artist - Oils, pastel pencils and more
I am UK based professional wildlife artist with over 15 years experience in online teaching. I have one of the most popular wildlife art communities - with hundreds of members getting NEW full length painting and drawing videos each month. I also have a popular wildlife teaching site - packed with DVD discs and downloads - You can find me on Facebook here - I specialise in pastel pencils and oil paints, but also work in charcoal, graphite and coloured pencils too.

8 Responses to Don’t forget to Talk to me :)

  1. Carol says:

    Well, I love your work, and I hope you keep making more blog posts! I love seeing the works in progress. I would love to see how you gather your reference material and come up with your composition. For instance, how do you combine photos with possibly different light sources, or do you keep searching or taking photos until you get just the right reference?

    • wildlifeart says:

      Great question Carol! I’m going to have to do a blog on that subject for sure! But as a quick answer in the mean time, yes I do sometimes combine different photos to help the composition, and trying to find one in the same lighting is certainly a big help, not so important with the lighting colour as the main reference will supply that, but more the light direction on difficult or prominent subjects.

      For instance, say I’m doing a painting with a few elephants in it and I want to add a giraffe from a different reference. It would be VERY difficult to imagine how the lighting would fall on all the contours of the giraffe’s body and face, it can be done but if I’m slightly out on angle or something it usually becomes VERY obvious that there is a mistake. So I try where possible to get references of main subjects inthe same light angle.

  2. Peter Brown says:

    Hi Jason. I agree that it’s nice to know our blog posts are actually read by others. It’s even nicer when readers leave comments, so here’s my contribution!

    In arriving at a pleasing composition, I know artists modify, reposition or remove elements found in their reference photos, or combine elements from several photographs. While works-in-progress are always fun to see, it’s these design decisions and the reasoning behind them that particularly interest me. Tutorials are great aids, but it seems there’s a lot of emphasis on how to apply paint with much less attention given to this all-important aspect.

  3. Bev Lewis says:

    HI Jason, I enjoy your blog, it’s always interesting to watch how other artists produce wildlife art.
    I agree with Peter, the compositional aspects of wildlife art are so often glossed over and it is the applying of paint which is what is concentrated on, so I too would like to see how you do it. I also find that placing wildlife in its landscape really difficult, so a bit about that would be useful too, especially if you are changing it from the background which is in the photo ref.

    That should keep you busy for a while, when you have a spare moment between paintings. HeeHee.

    Oh! and where do I sign up for your news letter please, it’s not obvious here…well not to me anyway.

    • wildlifeart says:

      Thanks for dropping by Bev – it’s ALWAYS great to hear from you πŸ™‚ I’ll get right on with it for you. The topic is covered in some depth oin the new E-book I’ve been working on for AGES, but following the 3 comments on my blog I’ve had an idea of how to expand it some πŸ™‚ I’ll also post something on my blog real soon.

      Regarding the newsletter, you can sign up on my site homepage about 1/2 way down, or you can click this link

  4. phillip rowe says:

    hi jason,bought your painting cd its been very useful,plenty of tips but i’m still struggling to make dogs eyes look realistic and sparkle i think your site is great,very informative,keep up the good work. cheers,phil

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