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!
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!
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.
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.
Really what I wanted to do was get straight
to this sweet little bunny face!
I mean . . . look at that little face!
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
Because I say Walterboro all the time.
Sheesh. Get with the program autocorrect.)
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.
I addressed the bird.
And she really is growing on me.
But did I mention how much I
L O V E
this sweet little bunny???
Going to make a girl bunny today.
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!