In a previous post I wrote about creating a doodle giraffe, where I tested homemade watercolours.
I decided that I wanted to create a simpler version of that activity, which still combined animal drawings with the watercolour paints.
My inspiration for this activity are the animal drawings of Pablo Picasso.
|"Picasso and his children celebrating the completion of a collaborative drawing, 1953."|
I started by making a few drawings after Picasso's simple animal sketches.
I then found a few similar animal line drawings such as this elephant and giraffe:
I liked the loopy lines in many of the drawings and thought that with the addition of colour it would be fun to play with positive and negative space. Rather than draw patterns as I did with my doodle giraffe, I decided to create patterns on the animals by only using the watercolours.
The finished drawings: