This lion portrait is of Kasanga, who can also be seen in the pastel drawing Kasanga. This time I wanted him face on so I could concentrate on his handsome face - the sanctuary where he lives call him their Disney lion because of his good looks.
I decided to use a restricted palette of reds and yellows, the title Incandescent came part way through the design process, I felt it fitted the colours and also gives a hint at the volatile temper of the lion (although Kasanga is actually a mild mannered lion who enjoys coming to see visitors to his enclosure)
This artwork was created using Artist pencils on Pastelmat.
Measurements 40cm x 50cm,
References used were my own.
Kasanga lives at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent.