Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Flying Elephant


My buddy Dan had a baby recently. Originally, they wanted me to paint a mural in the baby's room, but I was unable to make it out to Florida so, I did a quick little painting to be put up on the wall instead.

Acrylic on Watercolour paper.

15 comments:

pumml said...

Very nice John! Love his expression.

Jon McNally said...

That's one excellent elephant.

bog_art said...

Haha, wonderful job!..

helen said...

He's so cute! I'd love to see pictures of the whole nursery.

I am holding a nursery pictures contest on my site until Jan 2009. Maybe your friend would like to enter.

http://www.creative-baby-nursery-rooms.com/nursery-pictures.html

All entrants will get their very own page for their nursery on my site and can win a $75 gift certificate from PinkTaffyDesigns .

Tobias Schwarz said...

elefants are always good!

SteveLambe said...

Gorgeous illo, John. Love the rawness of the paints. The color palette and design are top notch as well.

rory said...

I like it!

Ame said...

good works!
your designs and the expressions of the characters are great!

Alina Chau said...

Wonderful elephant character!

david benzal said...

Amazing work here!!!

Francis Vallejo said...

real nice piece, great expression!

PaulSketch said...

Ha !! Very cute.

Monkeyfeather said...

Thanks everybody.

Aurelie said...

Hello! i just stumbled upon this elephant, and i am amazed by it, It's beautiful!

I have a question for you (i would have e mail it but could'nt find your details anywhere)

So, i'm about to start a painting for an illustration and if you don't mind taking some time to answer two questions about your techniques, i would be very gratefull.

you say you used acrylic for the painting. My questions are:
1) do you think it would be possible to add pencil strokes on top of it, or the acrylic is too plasticky for that?
2) do you think it would be possible to have the same aspect with gouache or did you used acrylic for a specific reason(s)?

:)

Merci beaucoup
Thanks a lot

Anson Jew said...

What a lucky kid! Gorgeous drawing, lovely color!