12" diameter x 8" high
I was commissioned to make this 'Elephant' lampshade by a good customer of mine, who left her beautiful marble base with me, so I could match the colours to it.
I'd never done anything like it before. Just doing the drawing itself took me a week! With elephants being basically grey, I enjoyed the challenge of working out the shapes and shadows using only three shades of grey. The cracked background, with its strong terracotta colour worked into the cracks, gives the feel of the sun-baked heat of Africa.