The original drawing was for an 8X24 piece with two other bull elk, but it just wasn't working out the way I wanted it to. I almost threw the whole thing in the garbage can! After taking a closer look at this particular Elk I decided I could make it work. It came together very well and everything clicked.
I now have to decide how to implement my trademark bird subject into this piece and it will be done.
"Prime Time" Oil on hardboard