I often get asked how I know where to start a new piece. Well, for once that answer is easy.--I start with the eyes. As I stated in an earlier post, I chose the picture based on the intensity and soul shining through the eyes of the animal in the picture.
To me the eyes are what tell the animals story-no matter what species. There is so much that can be seen there....are they relaxed, on the hunt, simply observing, or on watch...etc. How much intensity, determination, fear, or satisfaction can I read in them? To me, this is the single most place on an animal that I can get a sense of them, a read on their emotion so to speak.
So, in short, this is where the animal and I start our journey together. I will spend days getting the eye just right on a new piece and have been known to start over multiple times until I feel I am doing justice to what their soul is showing the world, through their eyes....not just mine.
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