Welcome to another Lesson in Carla Sonheim's Drawing Lab.
This time, she asks us to do some monkeying around using a limited palette of just 4 different supplies. And then, as you probably already guessed, draw a monkey.
I thought that I would really challenge myself by not even choosing the colors used. I asked Maggie to choose them for me.
I had her pick one Prismacolor pencil, one chalk pastel and one fine tipped colored Sharpie to pair with my trusty black Sharpie pen. Here are her first choices.
Here's my little monkey in red colored pencil, hot pink ink, mustard brown pastel and black Sharpie.
I really had no idea I would enjoy drawing monkeys so much. I've never really been partial to them. But, I decided I wanted to do another one just because....and Maggie was excited to pick out a new combination of colors!
This time she chose orange prismacolor, tan ink, and periwinkle blue pastel.
I was shocked at how cool this looks! Totally something I would never choose to do on my own....monkeys just are not blue....haha!
Carla suggests making envelopes with 4 random art implements inside....and when you want a challenge or need some new inspiration....you pick one, open it up and use just those 4 supplies on your next project. A neat idea, for sure :)
We have one more Lesson to complete before moving from animals to people....should be interesting!
Thanks for joining me....and feel free to link up your monkey business here, too!
Anyone else have a craving for a banana? :)