View Full Version : A child's world - paint and post a whimsical childlike picture

05-14-2013, 07:20 PM
Okay so after seeing the wonderful childrens pictures that Margareth56 posted. I thought why not start a gallery thread where we can all paint a childlike picture and post it in this thread for everyone to see. Pictures like with teddy bears or fairies or kittens and dogs, maybe dragons and lions. :D Whatever spikes your imagination and makes you feel childlike at heart.
Hope you all like my ideal and join in. And I hope this hasn't been done before? Sorry if it has, I haven't been on here in a year due to a lost password. But anyhow I thought it sounded fun. I'll post one of my pictures later. :) And thanks Margareth56 for inspiring me by your wonderful pictures with this great ideal.

05-14-2013, 08:35 PM
Here is a picture of a mermaid I painted a while back which I thought would be just right for this thread. Hope you all like. :) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2013/1099762-scan0002.jpg
She is painted on 140 lb strathmore 4x6 pad useing my usual palette of m.graham, da vinci and winsor & newton. I also used faber castle waterproof ink pens.

05-14-2013, 11:05 PM
Brigette, I moved your thread to the Studio as the Gallery is for finished works and this will be ongoing and quite interesting to follow!! Thank you for thinking of this little challenge!! Very cute mermaid. My little GD would just love her!!


05-14-2013, 11:34 PM
Okay, thank you, Katherine. To be quite honest I wasn't sure after I posted this if it was in the right place or not, so thank you for moving it for me. And I'm so glad you think this is a great challenge. I hope you'll be sharing your own kiddy picture. Thanks again, Brigette

05-15-2013, 04:17 AM
Brigette, Your painting is so dear!

Great idea! There are so many of us that like to do paintings that children enjoy!

M.L. Schaefer
05-16-2013, 03:13 PM
Delightful, as always!

Hmmm, I wish this would have been posted in an all-Forum challenge, there are so many painters that love Fantasy and works for Children (and Adults) to enjoy!

I'm working on another "learning" curve challenge right now, but I will be posting a Fantasy painting here later (alas, I'm a slow poke painter!)

:heart: Margarete

05-16-2013, 10:57 PM
I'm so glad you all like this ideal. I can't wait to see your pictures!

05-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Oh this is so nice to see, I am happy that I was your inspiration Brigette :clap:

I painted a little bear a while ago

05-18-2013, 06:29 PM
I painted this about a year ago, just saw it when I went though that sketchbook today:


And that is pretty much the sum total of my subject matter in high school! ;)

M.L. Schaefer
05-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Oh, Cyntada and Margareth, these are lovely! We all need gentleness and child-like traits in our lives...Brigette, such a good idea!

:heart: Margarete

05-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Oh!:clap: :clap: :clap: I love :heart: seeing your pictures! Margareth, Cyntada, I hope you post some more whimsical pictures for us to enjoy. :)
And I'm so glad you all like this ideal, :) I will try and post another picture of my own real soon.;)
Thanks everyone, and keep'em coming!:D

05-21-2013, 11:05 AM
Okay, so here is a picture I painted about a year ago. I painted it in an attempt to see if I could get some extra texture with colored pencils, that didn't come out as I was hoping. But the picture turned out adorable, so I kept it.
The picture is painted on a 9x12 piece of store bought watercolor paper.:)
It's titled The Little Doe -


05-26-2013, 10:58 AM
I finished this one today, the size is about A4 and painted with watercolor


05-27-2013, 07:46 AM
I am waiting for a friend to have her baby and would like to paint a picture for his or her room. This thread is getting my creative juices flowing! Thanks for this. I think this genre is totally enchanting....

Thanks for sharing...


05-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Margareth, I love the toadstools! Great picture. :thumbsup:
I am so happy, Gail that you found this thread helpful and inspiring. :)

M.L. Schaefer
06-05-2013, 11:57 AM
My first try...a Goofy Giraffe named Romeo...X-Posted in Miniatures. This was a lot of FUN!

Size: ACEO (3.5 inches x 2.5 inches - 8.89 cm X 6.35 cm - about the size of a credit card). Artist Grade Watercolor, Fabriano 300# HP.

:heart: Margarete


M.L. Schaefer
06-07-2013, 07:13 PM
Oh my...I FORGOT Romeo's EYELASHES! I'll be adding those and a stylized tree in the background some day soon, but will probably only post it in Miniatures.

:heart: Margarete

06-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Oh, I love him! Margarete :) Very cute. Great job,:thumbsup: even despite your forgetting the eye lashes.:D

M.L. Schaefer
06-14-2013, 09:06 PM
Brigette, thank you. I really really loved doing this, and I plan to do a few more animals...I may do some interspersed with my landscape project...Rhino perhaps, a pink and gray hippo, a monkey, a pelican! I mean, the choices are endless! Plus, and this is a big plus, it's a great way to get out of a "try to make it realistic" and to get a bit crazy and creative!

:heart: Margarete

06-28-2013, 10:28 PM
I'm so glad you have enjoyed this and I can't wait to see more of your wonderful pictures, Margarete.

06-29-2013, 12:28 AM
That sweet face just makes me smile =)

07-02-2013, 02:43 AM
Margareth, your painting of the pixie leapfrogging the toadstool is so cute. I mean, just look at the expression on its face!! Lovely! Ady

Rachel Dutton
07-02-2013, 08:12 AM

I did this triptych a few years ago, always thought it was fun. It's a big painting, half sheet for each section.

07-02-2013, 10:29 AM
Oh, I love it, Rachel this is so cute, and I love how you divided it into three different pictures that all combine to make one great art piece. I especially like how you've brought the viewer's eye into the paintings with all the swirling and spiraling tentacles that curl from picture to picture. So fun and cute.

07-03-2013, 12:01 AM
Here is a picture I painted on June the 10th of this past month that I haven't posted yet for everyone to see. It's one of the Living Creatures from the book of Revelation in the Bible - the one desrcibed as looking like a lion. :cat: I thought it turned out rather cute :) and so I decided to post it here under this thread for you all to see.

It's painted on a cut down piece of 140lb Arches cold pressed size 6x5.1/2''
I painted it useing alizarin, cobalt blue, indian yellow, raw sienna, dioxazine violet and a mix of cobalt turquoise and cad. lemon. I also used mettalic gel pens and a white gel pen for extra sparkles and highlights here and there. :)
I titled it the LionEl