oil on 22x26 canvas panel. aside from my main subject i wanted to show a bit of the cold and vast landscape of the polar bear's habitat in the arctic region.
i start by painting the clear blue sky background with one inch craft bristle brush. i noticed that i often find myself using this type of brush when i'm doing my backgrounds. i think this maybe my favorite brush to use in that area. :)
next i got to play around with some modeling paste for the snow's ground texture. i used the modeling paste to build up textured surfaces with this technique i achieved my soft chunky snow look. after this i proceeded working on the cub's face and did a bit of color testing in this area.
with all my colors figured out the rest of the bear's fur was easier to make. since i have a different way of painting fur i think i should start labeling my paintings as done in semi-pointillism style. up close it looks like a bunch of blurred dots but viewed from a far its rough outdoor fur. it has come to my attention that due to my different style in painting some people might think that the photo of my painting is grainy.
here's a look at the finished painting. :)