The current 3-D project at my studio is a fiberglass Bison for the City of Custer, South Dakota. The purpose of the project is not to create a "real Bison" look but rather to create a painting of any theme desired. My concept is to suggest a prairie landscape/skyscape that will show a thunderstorm passing over, with a lightning strike/fire at the horizon. The large thunderhead will flow over the area that is the Bison's hump/neck.head. On one flank the prairie will portray a Bison herd in the middle ground and native grasses/flowers in the foreground (up the Bison's legs.) On the opposite flank side a wheat harvest operation is trying to beat the storm and cultivated wheat is in the foreground.
I've posted a photo of the Fiberglass Bison and some photos of the first stage in the painting process. For those interested, I am using Golden Acrylics with GAC 200 hardener added and applying it with a soft brush.
Oh well. I'm not painting it to make it look like a real Bison, so those are probably "minor" details in the larger scheme of things.
The photos below show the first stage of painting. More in-progress photos will be posted as my time allows.
Head - Front