The depth of detail captured in this elephant was my main focus. I applied strong color touches using various greys, blacks and whites onto the image. I work with selecting different grey colors so it works together with the elephant. Light and dark shades generally make my work very interesting because it shows strength and depth on the image itself. As I apply the grey shading onto the page I combine dark shades on top to enhance the face and ear flaps progressing further down the body. Beneath the elephants legs I apply gentle brown colors on the sand dirt coloring very lightly so it gives a faded touch. This seperates the gentle colors from the detail portrayed on the elephant.
This turned out to be a great piece because of the strength of color shading incorporated in to the image. Thats the main reason why I drew on to canvas textured paper. Its a visually striking image!