John Banovich - Born to Move
John Banovich - Born to Move

John Banovich - Born to Move

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Limited Edition Paper Giclée Sketch

Gallery Edition - 18" x 31":
25 s/n plus 3 Artist Proofs
• Archival Paper: $325
• Artist Proof: $390
• Frame AF - 24.75" x 37.75": $335

I have always loved the simplicity of a drawn line and the visual strength of a conté sketch. The stretched body of this young male lion in motion reveals exquisite beauty within the form of his torso. Large cats had cast a spell over me at a very early age, especially lions, and I have always said that the day I leave this earth their will most likely be a lion on my easel." John Banovich

I always advocate that artists should “draw from life” because you learn more about your subject in a few moments than any other way. While on safari, I spend considerable time drawing these amazing beasts, later using the thumbnails to recreate the finished sketch. 

There is something pure, truthful and immediate in the simple lines of a sketch. I have been sketching in the field for many years, and nothing trains one’s eye to truly see and understand a subject better than life drawing. I use my sketches and studies for future works. Some may manifest into finished paintings and others remain in their original state, suspended in time as an illustration. John Banovich


These limited edition giclées are printed on artisan archival paper and perfectly capture the finer details of John Banovich original sketches. Discover the simple elegance of line drawing with the Banovich limited edition sketch collection.