This year I enrolled in an online mixed media class called Life Book. Our first project was to create ourselves as a “happy traveller”. It was suggested that we choose 1 or 2 animals to accompany us on our “journey”. I chose the owl for wisdom and the elephant for its devotion to family, as well as being the mascot for my favorite college team.
I was definitely intimidated by this project as I have never drawn a face before but thought I’d give it a try. This project was made on 140 lb watercolor paper. I used graphite pencils, watercolor pens, watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils, non-water soluable pencils, acrylic paints, collage material, gel medium, gesso, and permanent ink pens. It took many hours but I am happy with how she came out!