The Big One – Part 10Stephane Alsac
After a long, long pause I came back this weekend on the Elephant. For those who discovered the beast for the first time, I invite them to follow the evolution step by step of the painting starting from the beginning here.
I left our « Big One » with his trunk half finished. Since then I worked on the rest of the trunk to the bottom.
Here, the challenge is to move from a texture of cracks to a texture made up of folds, the transition is gradual and it is essential to keep consistency throughout the trunk, including color. If I make a mistake with the shadow and light, the viewer will be subconsciously disturbed and will not appreciate the whole painting.
It is not necessary to draw the details of the bottom of the trunk, because it will be partly hidden by the dust raised by the elephant.
However I am not satisfied with the rounded effect of the whole trunk , I will work harder on it by accentuating some light effects