The Bull and the Bear

I was asked by a good friend at Pinnacle wealth to do a piece of art for his office wall.

The Bull&Bear represents the financial market. This piece was a challenge because it required two animals on one piece (40×30) and both of them in profile. The toughest thing about profile is capturing personality. There is much less to work with, the eyes are not looking at me, expression is tricky. Also the profile of a bear can easily look like a dog…

 

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In the end what brought the most atmosphere was the lighting. These two beasts are having a stand off and I wanted even the hairs on their backs to be on alert with anticipation.

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Just love drawing the fine hairs.

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Finished piece.