Lions are my favorite wild cats too I love to paint them because they have beautiful characteristics and visual detail.
Male lions have a beautiful mane to work with when painting it on paper and capturing the fur and colorful eyes catches my attention too. Composing this Lion onto the page was challenging but as I kept on sketching it out the paint made it come together. Painting the fur on the face and the lions mane took plenty of time and patience. The color balance between the face and mane turned out the way I perceived it. As I worked towards the bottom of the leg and paws which is the crucial part I created a light brown tone to give it a subtle touch.
The interesting part of this painting was portraying the detail on the lions face and the way it sits on the page which I loved the most.