A Creature Feature – Part 1

Do you have a book or class that started you on your creative journey?

I discovered this book, “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals” by Carla Sonheim in December of 2012:


I discovered that Carla taught online classes from this book and so it started me drawing again! Β I drew as a child but then I got discouraged… has this ever happened to you?

I liked the idea of drawing from my imagination. Β After all, no one can tell you it isn’t correct if it is an imaginary animal!

Yesterday, I decided to revisit this book and create several watercolor “Blobimals” as Carla calls them:


Yet, I think mine look more like creatures! πŸ˜ƒ


I thought it might be fun for YOU to name my five creaturesΒ so I numbered them.

Next Monday, I will reveal the other creatures!

I look forward to hearing your names.

Cheers! Β πŸ™‚

16 responses to “A Creature Feature – Part 1

  1. What fun! These are great.

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  2. Too early for my mind to work on names! I like the way the colored shadows come alive with your pen lines. (K)

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  3. Oh goodness, they are so cute! I think #2 should be Hogwart!

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  4. 1 Snargle 2 Pigharly 3 Cratose 4 Raveneen 5 Praggle

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  5. Ok – I’ll play – but don’t judge – LOL – just going to throw out first thing that comes to mind πŸ™‚

    1 The Masked Bandit
    2 Harry the Hairy Hogwart
    3 Carrie Springer
    4. Downward Dog Bird
    5. Snuffy the Snarffling Snuffer

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  6. Glenmar Fullmer

    Thinking……….No. 1 looks like a “butterflied” pussycat to me. You know, when a recipe calls for the meat to be butterflied to flatten it? No. 2: Living down here in Arizona, I immediately recognize the species Happy Havalina 2U. Creature 3 is Miz Boing-Boing. No. 4 is a rare duck-billed platybird. No. 5 is a tired snootaloophagus (worn out from snooting day and night for 150 years without sleep). Beautiful pictures of these exotic creatures I must tell you.

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    • Love your names and imagination, Glenmar!! πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒ I think your Snootaloophagus is my favorite!! All that snooting would make everyone tired!! Haha! πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ


  7. Oh what fun! Blobimals! This would be fun to do with #1 Grandson.

    #5 reminds me of Cactus so I’ve named him Cactus Calhoun. That’s the only name that came to me while looking them over on the first pass.

    There are so great names in the comments, so I’ll sit back and read what others come up with.

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    • Oh, yes! This would be a fun activity with your grandson! πŸ˜„ Kids has such wonderful imaginations!! ❀️ I like your name, Cactus Calhoun! 🌡 It is fun to read the other names – had me laughing out loud! 🀣 I hope it does for you too, Deborah!

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