I have recently signed up for a class with Carla Sonheim and she encourages you to draw random lines on paper with your eyes closed and then to find imaginary animal shapes within those lines. It is great fun to do and I love that it helps me to come up with my own imaginary animals, fish birds etc. Here are some pages of the imaginary creatures that I have come up with.
As you can see once I had found my little imaginary creatures I coloured them in with colouring pencils. I then went on to use these little creatures to create my own little “Imagimals Book” for my little grandson Ethan. This little book has been painted with watercolours and words added. The animals on some of the pages become part of the animal on the page underneath. Here is a flick through the pages of my book.
You will also find a short video here on my Facebook Art Page of a quick flick through my little book with voiceover. I think it is the buried actress within me surfacing!
What fun eh!