The original painting of this beautiful mountain gorilla belongs to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and was painted by wildlife artist Glenice Moore, who retains the copyright. She has been asked for years to please make the instructions available and now, we are happy to announce that it is available exclusively at Art Apprentice Online as a downloadable pattern packet! Detailed instructions, many step by step photos, line drawing and full page color reference photo.
Shinda was born in 1977 and was one of the few surviving mountain gorilla group leaders that were first studied and monitored by the late Dian Fosse. Shinda took over as the leader of his group when his brother Zia (who along with Pablo were in the movie “Gorillas In The Mist” ) passed away in 1993. He reigned as the leader of his group for 15 years and provided stability as was evidenced by the 29 members that remained with him until his death . . .. (more of his store is included in the packet).
CANVAS: Smooth Portrait grade canvas is recommended. Enlarge or reduce the provided line drawing to the size you desire.
DECO ART TRADITIONS ACRYLIC PAINT:
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
AMERICANA BLACK for prepping the canvas
Sponge Roller for applying the black.
BRUSHES: DYNASTY BLACK GOLD 206 SERIES:
3/4- or 1-inch Flat Wash
#’s 12, 8 and 4 Shaders
#’s 12, 8 and Wave Brushes
#’s 4 and/ or 4 and 6 Round Brushes
Glenice Shadow Dancer Double ended Blender
** The Wave brushes and the Glenice Moore specialty brushes are all available in the Art Apprentice Online store.
Sta-Wet Acrylic Palette System – used as directed by the manufacturer
Soft Paper Towels: Viva or Blue Shop towels
White Graphite Paper
Black and White Charcoal Pencils for making Corrections that may become necessary.