Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Oh My Word! I Drew a Bunny! #hahnemuhle #hahnemuhle_us #mindylacefield

my completed cute little bird a la Mindy Lacefield's art class Draw and Paint a Bird and Bunny
 Oh, wow! 
I am so stoked that I was able to make
this sweet little bunny with Mindy Lacefield's
Etsy tutorial called 
Draw and Paint a Bird and Bunny!
What's that?
That looks like a bird?
Why, yes, it is a bird. 
It just wasn't my favorite
Although, the longer I look at her, 
the more I like her.
She has sass!
working on a cute little bunny a la Mindy Lacefield's art class Draw and Paint a Bird and Bunny
 But what I am uber excited about is this bunny!!!
This bunny right here!!!
So let me give you some background.
Mindy is this amazing Florida artist and I was 
originally drawn to her art because of her bunnies
and her Disney World drawings.
So much in fact that I have four of her books.
They are my favorites!
When I saw this tutorial I knew I had to do it!
Once I purchased the tutorial on Etsy and downloaded the pdf, 
I pulled out my 
hot pressed pad and got busy.
working on a cute little bunny a la Mindy Lacefield's art class Draw and Paint a Bird and Bunny
 Since I purchased this tutorial,
and this is the way Mindy makes a living,
I can not walk you through all the steps.
When I drew the bird, I didn't take any photos
along the way. 
I apologize for that.
But.
Really what I wanted to do was get straight
to this sweet little bunny face!
I mean . . . look at that little face!
my completed cute little bunny a la Mindy Lacefield's art class Draw and Paint a Bird and Bunny
 So I already told you I was painting on 
the Hahnemühle Cézanne paper -
for color I pulled out my Schmincke
2017 Limited Edition watercolor tin.
(Every time I type 'watercolor' my 
silly autocorrect changes it to 
Walterboro. 
You know. 
Because I say Walterboro all the time. 
Sheesh. Get with the program autocorrect.)
my completed cute little bunny a la Mindy Lacefield's art class Draw and Paint a Bird and Bunny
 I painted with a Tim Holtz water brush on a dry surface. 
I used this particular set of colors because 
it has that brilliant opera rose (pink)
 color I love so much!
When I bought this tin, I added a few colors
to fill it up. 
One of the colors I added was that may green.
And I don't recall if the tin came with
cobalt green turquoise, or if I added it,
but it's in there now and that's what I used
for the main part of the bird. 
See?
I addressed the bird.
And she really is growing on me.
my completed cute little bird and bunny a la Mindy Lacefield's art class Draw and Paint a Bird and Bunny
But did I mention how much I 
L O V E 
this sweet little bunny???
Seriously. 
Going to make a girl bunny today.
my little bird drawing a la Mindy Lacefield and one of her art classes.
I painted the two of them on one sheet of the
Cézanne hot pressed watercolor paper.
And because the pad of paper is both glued and gauzed 
on all four sides, I was able to paint with 
no warping, no rumpling. 
It was awesome!
Love this paper so much!

My friend Sandra told me how she paints four
pictures on a sheet of this paper.
Two on the front and because the paper is that fantastic! 
she can also paint two on the back.
When she has enough art work, she folds the 
pages in half and stitches them into books.
I am sure there are more technical terms for that
but that is what I understand about book making.
I can do it.
I have done it.
And I shall do it again!

Thanks to Mindy!
Thanks to Carol at Hahnemühle!
Now - on to a little girl bunny!
Yayayayayayayay!!!!

9 comments:

  1. Loooove your bunny! He is precious! That little bird has an attitude - and I like it!
    My version of this bunny is going to become Easter cards for grandkids...maybe, we’ll see how mine turns out!!

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  2. Those bunny eyes are so adorable. So glad you're having so much fun with our Hahnemühle Cézanne hot pressed watercolor paper.

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    1. thanks! and I am loving it for sure. getting ready to work on a pig :)

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    1. thanks, Cindy! this little guy was fun! the bird not so much but I like the bird better today

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  5. I chuckled over the autocorrect - the trouble I have with it, try typing NLT (New Living Translation) into the search field & you get NOT!!! Now I do realise that not EVERYBODY wants to find an NLT Bible but still........................ back to the arty stuff - I think there's a bit of birditude & bunitude there, great to see you having fun with both watercolours & papers.

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    1. I am having a great time with both! today I made a little pig. still like the bunny more hehehe

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