April 07, 2012

Orang-Utan Finished.

                                                            Arches smooth surface.  approx 22 " x 30"  It is a full sheet.



I am calling this finished.  (for the moment).  I will look at it in a few days time and decide if this needs the touch of color or not. I feel what is in his mouth is not a good shape to be green. I may change the shape or just leave it as is and say it's coconut slices as it seems that coconut is a food they eat.
Thank you Rod for allowing me to use one of your amazing photographs.  
Rods photography here



17 comments:

Pat said...

Fabulous piece, Dors.
You have caught the sensitivity of the orang so well!

Julia Ruffles | wildlife artist said...

GORGEOUS! It's such a terrible situation for orangs right now, they need support and love, such care in this picture, Jules

hmuxo said...

Gorgeous piece, Dors!!! Absolutely outstanding! Love the finished hands.

Andrew said...

It looks amazing!!!!!

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.So glad you all like the Orang-utan.

Julia. I have been reading about the wild animals through your site. Some fantastic shots you have taken.

Colette Theriault said...

This piece really tugs at my heartsrtings esp with those eyes innocently looking at us. It is very sad the situation these big apes face today at the hands of the so called superior form. Very well renderded and I admire your willingness to tackle such a large piece Doreen! Bavo!

Karen Hull Art said...

He's gorgeous Dors - what a talent you have!!! :)

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Bravo, another brilliant piece.
Thank you for sharing.

Happy Holiday weekend
Joan

Wendy Mould said...

WOW!!! I love your picture. You really out did yourself on this one. I totally love the white coconut in his mouth. I was never very keen on the green thing you were talking about but I was keeping an open mind. Now that I see it white, I would leave it that way.

Doreen Cross said...

Thank you Colette. Yes it is sad and heartbreaking. I will keep drawing them as I love them so much as I do wildlife. Glad you like it.

Karen & Joan..Thank you so much for your very kind comments.

Wendy. Thank you so much. I kept pulling away from the green as it just didn't seem to fit. I will leave it white. This being such a large drawing it seems right to just have it graphite only.

Lene said...

wonderful drawing Dors, beautiful fur-work and the expression in his eyes are great

Jan said...

Super finish! This turned out beautiful - the fur and the hands are so amazing.

Krista Hasson said...

Absolutely amazing Dors. Really enjoyed the WIP.

Doreen Cross said...

Hi Lene, Jan and Krista.

Thank you so much for you comments. It's appreciated.

Nice to see you Krista. How's the teaching going? :)

Teresa said...

Wowee Dors! This is awesome!!

Doreen Cross said...

WOWEE Teresa. Thanks and so so nice to see you. Big Hugs xx

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