I'm working on this art trade of a lion for my dear hair stylist.

My process so far has been:

  1. Painted a canvas background with sun rays in gold, which reflect the light tremendously (I'm on a gold kick lately!)

  2. Clean a palette of brightly colored alcohol inks, using rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.

  3. Do a new, clean alcohol ink painting of a lion on Yupo paper, using a photo reference, a paintbrush, some rubbing alcohol and alcohol ink.

  4. Photograph the results of all steps, and put them together in Photoshop!

I really hope he loves it, and I'd love to hear what you think! All kind-hearted critique appreciated.