My niece, Macy, is going to be born soon! I’m working on some paintings for her room. My sister / her mom wanted some jungle animals on an animal print background. I got the backgrounds done so far – wow, they took me like over 3 hours to do!
I got stencils for the backgrounds, but the stencils were really small. If I only used the stencils, then I would have had major repeating and it would have look too contrived. So, I did portions of it with the stencil, and then I filled in the rest with shapes that I painted by hand. Hopefully it looks “random” enough!
Here’s an example:
Before (You can see the columns of animal print. Actually I had already started filling in the left side, which you can see is all filled in. But the rest is just columns of animal print)…
Now I just have to paint the animals on! I might do 3 monkeys, or a monkey and two other kinds of animals.