View Full Version : WDE March 15, gentle gorilla, leopard EXPmt, and animal drawings

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


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


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


got lots more experiments I want to try

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...!

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.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.....

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..

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:)

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

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.


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

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:

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:

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...

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!!!

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