ARTWRK047 - Titled "Black Bear and Cubs"

The Story of the Drawing:

For many years I have tried getting great black bear stuff and for many years I had failed, then in 2014 an opportunity presented itself right here in New Hampshire and I got some wonderful photos to use both as reference and photography. In 2015 I got my first real opportunity to spend some time with black bear cubs, and it became some of the most memorable times of our lives we have spent with wildlife.

Over the course of the year we got to photograph the cubs and grew a little collection of amazing photos, I took four of those photos and composed them into a family of bears setting, I proceeded to paint and work on the bears first. I drew the rocks and river setting from my imagination and thought this was an awesome setting for this painting. This painting will always have a special place in my heart as it reminds me of the experience we had and what we learned about bears from those moments.

Most of the work for this painting was done using corel painter, there was also some traditional drawing techniques applied to give extra emphasis on the edges and certain detail elements. I wanted the flag to have a little color even though this is technically a grayscale art piece, I think just having a hint of the red, white and blue is more powerful and creates a stronger image.

It was created on a computer using digital painting techniques and tools. The main items being Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter and Wacom drawing tablet.

Robert J Andersen



Black Bear and Cubs Painting Detail


Black Bear and Cubs Painting Detail


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