This crocodile has presence and power. He is obviously a strong and dangerous predator in his world. Painting him gave me the opportunity to evoke that ominous feeling and to be creative with reflection on water.
I chose to use tints of green with purple glaze to create shadows, and yellow for golden highlights. Swampy water obscures his reflected image so I used tints of brown staying true to the lights and shadows of his form. To create the ripple effect in the murky water I used blue glaze over saturated brown. —Donald Ryker