Miraculously, I managed to complete this week’s Life Book lesson before the weekend. It was one of Tamara Laporte’s lessons on illustrations and whimsical characters, in this case an animal character. I had to improvise with the media used and opted for watercolour and collage. I went a bit too crazy with the background but I think I just about get away with it. My chosen animal was a pig simply because I really like pigs. It isn’t totemic, some sort of spirit animal, but just because I think pigs are smart and adorable. I added wings for an additional touch of whimsy.
I especially like her little black trotters.
Thanks. I felt like that black was really needed to ground the piece because it was so colourful (too much so in the case of the background) otherwise.
Yes, the black trotters really make this piece “pop”! Good job Laura!
Adorable! The wings and the crown are just right.
She is very adorable!
The last thing I watched at midnight before falling asleep last night was “The Vet Life,” and the pot-bellied pig wouldn’t stop “humping chairs,” so they had to get him fixed and de-scent him, so I have mixed feelings about pigs today. Although I will say that he wagged his long tail like a dog. It wasn’t corkscrew at all. Yours is a female, so she doesn’t molest furniture.
Bwah ha ha ha! What a naughty pig! Thanks for making me laugh.
Is this a flying pig? Great, love your idea!
Well, it’s a pig with wings; whether those wispy little wings could aid a bulky pig in flying is another matter. Thanks for your comment.
Excellent!!! Love the patterned dress – and the wings!! Very whimsical and fun! Good use of both color and pattern!!
Thank you. It was a fun piece to play with.
Sooo cute 🙂
I absolutely love this pig. Beautiful!