Today’s assignment for the 365 class is to draw five lions with our eyes closed. I woke up early and couldn’t wait to draw more lions!
I drew about 15-20 lions on six sheets of larger paper using pencil and charcoal… then I took one of them further with watercolor (or it might be tempera paint, I’m not sure, it was purchased in China!), white gesso, and stenciling. Here is a step-by-step:
Step 1: Eyes closed!
Step 2: Try to be painterly.
Step 3: Keep thinking “painterly,” begin to rub some paint back.
Step 4: Forget “painterly,” rub most of the paint off.
Step 5: Add stencils to cover a spot where you rub too hard; keep going because you started and need to commit.
Have a wonderful day!