There are a few projects in it that are similar to those in the new book, and I am having a lot of fun. I may be a little addicted to making "imaginary creatures." It is such a free way of creating/drawing something that is a true surprise at the end. It encompasses all of my favorite things: drawing and coloring without too much pressure for it to turn out good in the end. (I think we all care about the end result no matter what we are told when playing around.) It also reminds me that the outcome is better when I use a loose shaky line rather than the hard smooth line that I usually make.
Here is what I have done so far, including the ones that did not come out as I had hoped. (Just to show that I can post unhappy endings...)
First and second tries: green cat (Black actually sits this way on TOMA's lap) and orange cat
Third try: too much media! The markers and colored pencils were overwhelming--yuck!
Fourth try: I liked it until I messed it up with the spots
Fifth try: I like this one
Sixth try: I like this one too, except that in my sketchbook it is sideways
Seventh try: I like this one too! The dog is a "one-liner." Also from Sonheim's Mixed Media book and blog
I already have another paint blob waiting for me tonight after dinner. Try one of these, they are so much fun.
Baci e abbracci