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artastic
03-19-2013, 08:37 AM
had alot of fun drawing this wknd, haven't done that for a while, and also some fun experimenting.

first a page of animal drawings, a full 2 hrs while watching a movie
leopard , giraffe, dora and reign, and spike

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/104250-JUSTCHAOS.jpg

an experiment in the making, it took some time for the photo transfer (woodgrain) to dry , I used matt medium to attach to 12x12 stretched canvas. I find the transfers get all wrinkled so must be using something I shouldnt, I am using a matet gell to transfer, then it wrinkles when I wet it to pull off the paper, anyyway I glued it down to the canvas and it has a nice texture but not what I had intended. then once dry I used clear gesso overtop.
let it dry, then painted the baby leopard with watercolor and a bit of gouache to get the white back
still playing with it, but here it is

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/104250-babyleop.JPG

finally the gentle gorilla
he looked so deep in thought leaning against that rock
this is pencil with a WC BG, in my venezia sketchbook, another 2 hrs

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/104250-gorilla.jpg

got lots more experiments I want to try

123harry
03-19-2013, 08:59 AM
These are nice. You can draw like that and watch movies at the same time? This is why they say ladies are good at multitasking!
The leopard painting is the star for me. Very feline.....you can hear the purring...!

Scotkatidid
03-19-2013, 09:17 AM
Love your little gallery of sketched animals Bonnie and sometimes happy accidents turn into great masterpieces. love what you hare done with the leopard and the gorilla.

savatage
03-19-2013, 09:39 AM
I think you got something there with the leopard very nice technique, great drawing

m50paul
03-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Bonnie, very nice love the animals....:clap:

surob
03-19-2013, 09:46 AM
Fantastic Bonnie. I really love the drawing, then I scrolled down and I fell in love with all of them!

connievanwinssen
03-19-2013, 10:16 AM
Great work on all!:)

steina
03-19-2013, 01:28 PM
Fabulous gallery of animals Bonnie, I especially love your Cub and the effect from the paper very well done.

skappy
03-19-2013, 04:14 PM
Great work on all Bonnie panthera pardus is great but I really like the gorilla I ve never tried one
Robert

crispur2005
03-19-2013, 06:31 PM
What did you do with the leopard? I got a bit lost when you were talking about photo transfers but I love the texture you got with it. Your sketches are beautiful. They say the eyes are the window to the soul and you captured it beautifully, especially the giraffe.
I love the gorilla best of all though, the background is gorgeous and he is big and strong and solid and his gentleness shines through.

just chaos
03-19-2013, 08:26 PM
Bonnie great job on all of them. I really like both versions of the leopards. Your experiment turned out great.
Jean

BUN201
03-20-2013, 09:24 AM
These are great - interesting effect on the leopard. And I love the gorilla - that background! He has to be thinking soft tender thoughts! :) I have a TV in my art room, so i 'watch' TV all the time while I'm painting....actually I probably miss a lot of action just listening, but it keeps me busy painting.....

Meieira
03-20-2013, 10:46 AM
The crisp sketches are just wonderful!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Lovely effect with the leopard, have seen an effect somewhat similar to this using rice paper, can't remember where though..

Paulafv
03-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Nice job on all the animals. Love the expression on the gorilla, but the big cat has such great texture, he's the winner for me:)

"J"
03-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Love the eyes, interesting texture on the cat, and really like the gorilla.

Greenbrier33
03-20-2013, 10:22 PM
Hate to be late to comment...

But, I love the texture on the Leopard. I kept staring at the lower layers. Looking deep -- as the Leopard sized me up; so did I size up the Leopard. In the end, I think he won. But, I put up a good fight.

Very nice work.

Dave

sundiver
03-21-2013, 06:14 AM
Sketches are lovely, and both experiments are awesome!

Sharrm
03-21-2013, 07:56 AM
Super gallery of animals, nice work Bonnie.!!!
Especially like your work with the Cat, keep going back to look, really like the texture, and macro, just keeps me looking.
All and all a wonderful painterly/drawing weekends' works!! :clap:

eyepaint
03-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Oh! Gorgeous! Love the texture on the kitty :)

Charlie's Mum
03-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Your drawings are very good Bonnie but that leopard steals the show for me!
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Scattykat
03-21-2013, 06:24 PM
wow, fun overload, great work on the animal faces, cool experiment with the leopard, and love the thoughtful gorilla...

carol_lee
03-22-2013, 12:13 AM
They are all great but that CAT and texture... something else... may not be what you intended but it came out great!!!

justjean
03-22-2013, 06:19 AM
Always a pleasure to see your art, Bonnie :thumbsup: