Lions And Piglets And Bears, Oh My!

I am enjoying Carla Sonheim’s year long class where I get a short video to jump start my creativity each day.

I thought you might enjoy seeing what I’ve been doing.  🙂

Eyes-closed drawings of Lions, they are a ROAR to do:

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I used an Elegant Writer pen to draw my lions (eyes closed) and then watercolor to bleed my lines – eyes open of course!

This lion I did in the same technique except over a watercolor painted background:

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I think I draw better with my eyes closed!  Lol!  I used gesso on a paint brush to smear the lines and then added watercolor.  It looks like fabric to me.

This last lion, I painted gesso on black paper.  While the gesso was still wet, I drew my lion’s face into it (eyes closed).  I then added the body with gesso (eyes open), rubbed on pan pastels and added some gold gel pen.  It glows!

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And yesterday was “Winnie the Pooh,” day.  It was fun to focus on shape and form with a watercolor brush to paint Piglet and Pooh Bear and the other adorable story characters:

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After I painted my shapes by looking at photos, I cut them out and glued them to my page that  I previously painted with watercolors and a light coating of gesso.

I hope you give these creative exercises a try, they are so FUN to do!!

Cheers! 🙂

10 responses to “Lions And Piglets And Bears, Oh My!

  1. Love that yellow lion! (K)

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  2. These are so cool!! Impressed with the eyes closed yellow lion…. that’s awesome!! 😍

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  3. Lovely work, reminds me so of the art in seventies children books: a good thing! Xo Johanna

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  4. Your lions came out really good! I never did anything good when my instructor had the class close their eyes in my sketching and drawing class. My pencil was all over the place!

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