I created this wild horse using a masking tape technique recently. I scribbled copic markers inside the tape as my first layer before adding watercolor.
I hadn’t planned on creating a horse but after I removed the masking tape, he appeared! Lol! 😉 I added pan pastels and watercolor splashes to soften the image.
The masking tape was EXTRA sticky so I tried my next
animal creature using washi tape. Below is a before and after photo:
I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim. I think it would be a super fun activity to do with children. (The washi tape was much less sticky and worked better than the masking tape for me.)
When I took this photo at the lake Saturday evening, I saw a horse head in the storm clouds afterwards:
Do you see it? I must have had horses on my mind!
Hope your Monday starts out in a slow trot and not a fast gallop!
Posted in Animals, Art Projects for Kids, Horses, Humor, imaginary drawings, imagination, Mixed Media, nature, Nature Photography, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged Art Projects for Kids, clouds, horses, humor, imagination, markers, masking tape, mixed media art, nature, nature photography, smile, the lake, watercolor
A friend of mine suggested this word for a blog post.
Since I have been learning to draw horses, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use this word.
I have been sketching horses for over a week to get to this drawing. I’m taking a drawing and painting class from Val Webb.
I added a horn to make it a unicorn:
This would be a great place to interject the word, “horsefeathers!” It means: rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection). It comes from 1925-30, Americanism; horse + feathers, as euphemism for horseshit
I know you are wondering about the feathers part…
So I colored one of my Zentangle feathers from the other day.
And photographed it on one of my recent gelli-prints.
Here is another photo from a different angle and background:
It is interesting how the colors of the feather changes depending on the background.
Sometimes we need a little nonsense in our life! HAPPY Friday!
Posted in Drawing, Horses
Tagged birds, black micron pen, color pencils, creative, drawing, fantasy, feathers, Gelli-Prints, horses, humor, imaginary, markers, pan pastels, unicorns, words