Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 5

Painting the Elephant Bangle - Part 5

Published On: 05-20-2013 04:17am

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For Part 5 of the Painting the Elephant Bangle series, I thought I'd focus on the watering hole.  When I first blocked in the bangle, all I did was put a splash of blue paint where I wanted the watering hole to be located.  Once, the trees and background were done and the elephants positioned and off to a good start, I decided to concentrate on adding details to the water.

These first two photographs have already been shown earlier, but it's a good point of reference in order to see the progression:



Adding rock formations around the pond - note that the little guy has a face now:


Splashing is always fun!


Plant life has been added around the pond to further give the feel of a rain forest environment:



More ground cover in the background - it's starting to feel like a forest!


And, for fun next to a penny for size reference:


If you'd like to see the series from the beginning, here are links to the earlier installments:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Thanks for looking; comments are much appreciated too!

Reader's Comments

By Guest on 05/28/2013 @ 01:18pm

So pleased to see you working back on this, you bring them to life! They are incredible!

By adorebynat on 05/26/2013 @ 10:08am

Awww, what cutie elephants....I really enjoy seeing the progress, Dawn. All the little details you added simply make them into a perfection.

By JewelryArtByDawn on 05/23/2013 @ 02:51am

You guys are making me blush and are in danger of giving me a big head! Thank you for all of your lovely and encouraging comments!

By TheSingingBeader on 05/22/2013 @ 11:41pm

Fabulous! It was really fun to see the progress. )

By bluemorningexpressions on 05/22/2013 @ 10:20pm

This is so amazing! I just love your little animal paintings and this bracelet is way over the top. Julie and Blu

By DaRosaCreations on 05/22/2013 @ 07:11pm

Ahhh Bangle... I feel silly now.. I am not native English and learned a new word today LOL

By DaRosaCreations on 05/22/2013 @ 07:09pm

Haha! I had no clue what you where painting on and then I saw the penny... so I know it is small and round... guess I have to read the other parts to see what it is :)

By Uniquelyhandmade on 05/21/2013 @ 05:55pm

It's just lovely. The water and all the plants look so realistic. Great work!

By Laurascrafts on 05/21/2013 @ 05:48pm

Wow! I love to see the progression of the piece and the painting as it went along. You really made the entire scene come alive!

By JewelryArtByDawn on 05/21/2013 @ 05:33am

Thank you all so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying watching as the elephants and their surroundings take shape. No kidding about a curved canvas - it definitely provided a challenge especially later!

By CardsbyLiBe on 05/21/2013 @ 01:28am

Your talent is astounding. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Lisa

By DesertCreations on 05/20/2013 @ 06:15pm

I am in awe at this bangle and am loving this series. I will be sad when it is done, but I am excited to see what comes next. The rocks and ground cover are amazing and that water such detail. I love the little elephant's expression on his cute face. This is truly an amazing bangle. I am ready for part 6 :)

By craftsofthepast on 05/20/2013 @ 05:11pm

Mama and baby pictures are so sweet, no matter what the species. What lovely art!

By Guest on 05/20/2013 @ 05:09pm

Outstanding Dawn- each step bringing the elephants and rain forest to such a lifelike look. You are soooo talented! Margaret.

By PebblesatmyFeet on 05/20/2013 @ 04:42pm

Another great post in the progression. I feel cool just watching those baby elephants frolic in the water. The forest is looking richer too. Such detail for a small (and curved) canvas!

By ShadowDogDesigns on 05/20/2013 @ 02:59pm

Dawn, this is truly amazing! Have loved your series and will actually be sad when you are finished with the cuties. I can just imagine them playing in that water hole (: Looking forward to the next installment.

By EweniqueEssentials on 05/20/2013 @ 02:10pm

Adorable elephants! It's amazing what adding a little bit here and there can do to enhance the overall effect. The penny gives a good perspective of how small those babies are. Good job!

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