This beautiful wildlife artwork by South African wildlife artist David Bucklow featuring a lion’s face up close is a large original acrylic painting on canvas. The artwork is entitled Don’t Challenge the King.
In an artistic style that is most definitely photo-realistic and showing tremendous talent and technique in the detailed treatment of his artworks, artist David Bucklow’s content repertoire includes many of South Africa’s iconic landscape and seascape scenes, as well as African portraits.
However, David Bucklow’s heart belongs to his magnificent and beloved wildlife paintings. Filled with colourful detail and character, each of his wildlife artworks is brought to life by the attention to detail of the animal’s mesmerising eyes.
David proudly notes: “When you get the eyes just right, the artwork comes to life and it is almost as if you can feel the animal’s stare as you walk past, as if he/she is watching your every move – as they do in the wild. It’s quite special and takes me back to the wild bush every time.”