Just finished – my first elk piece in quite a while. A 12×12 done alla prima (“from the first”), no undercoat:
Aside from nearly complete paint coverage – can anyone spot some of the differences between #1 and #2 above?
The finished piece, “Bugle Boy”, 12×12 … after letting the piece dry a couple days so I could put down all those subtle antler modulations without dragging up a lot of green background paint (ugh!).
…and a detail shot to see some of the paint texture and activity (palette knife alert! loads of fun!)