Miss Maddison’s Mom sent me this fantastic and whimsical creature that I simply adored. Who wouldn’t be inspired by this elegant giraffe necked creature with the body of a lady bug and tail of a snake. I simply had to use her drawing as inspiration for the next Creative Critter.
Photoshop to the rescue. This has to be the best thing I learned in High School. Quick color mock-up of concept with scanning from original drawing.
The first task is scaling it to a 4″ piece of wood which is not easy in my case since I usually work on larger paintings.
Here is the first few passes of acrylic washes. I have leaned more towards painting on wood panel rather than canvas. I love seeing the wood grain lightly appear behind the paints.
The final piece of this adorable critter in it’s whimsical world.