Hi all..
After laying down the drawing, I used Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber washes to help define the tones and shapes of the subject ... I also used some transparent white to accent some the direct sunlit areas

After, possibly, over fiddling with it, it is time to stop and mask this over, so the background can be rendered...
When I stepped back from it, to assess the outcome, I found I kind of liked the monochromatic palette look...
I have since sent a photo of it to the the person who commissioned it, to find out if they want it done using this palette or go for the full color as previously planned..

If we go for the full color version, most of the colors shown here, will be concealed under the final colors.
Cheers - Dallas

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Dallas it sure is looking good; your client will be in two minds perhaps which way to direct you with the progression.

Hi Carole....
The client want the full color version.. so be it....
I will, however, do another elephant (or similar) painting later using the monochromatic colors... I like them..
Carole M. said:

Dallas it sure is looking good; your client will be in two minds perhaps which way to direct you with the progression.

Can't wait to see it done Dallas.

This is beautiful so far, I am looking forward to the finished work.

This is progressing beautifully Dallas! I really hope you do another with these tones they are really striking. This one will turn out awesome regardless, can't wait to see your next update!

Just stuning

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