I have always liked elephants. They look so different than other animals and yet they seem to have a personality in so many ways. I was also challenged by the texture of their skin. This was a phun painting to do.
My nephew asked for this. I was a little reluctant because of the detail required in the grass. As I got working at it I found the movement in the grass to be more important than the detail.
Moved away from birds to try something with a little more action and intensity. First try at a buffalo.