I started this oil painting of a Jack Rabbit visiting a bird bath to get a drink in the desert heat. I have blocked in the basic shales and colors. I need to add the reflection in the water and finish the rocks behind the feet and body.
I am currently reading the Walter Isaacson book on Leonardo Di Vinci. In it Leonardo spends a lot of his youth studying the way folds of clothing drape over the human body. This is a study after a figure and cloth study by a German artist Mathias Grunewald in the 1500s. I used grey paper, black pencil and white chalk.
This is modeled after a Leonardo Da Vinci piece. Leonard spent a lot of time as an apprentice studying the figure and how clothing and cloth covered the body and how the folds reflect light and retain shadows. This was done on grey paper with black pencil and white chalk.