La la la Lion ::
I have been having some issues with these letters. I have made a bunch in advance of how many I have posted, such that now I want to go back and revisit some of the "older" letters. For instance, the first few were simple little things I did in less than 5 minutes while painting with the kids.
Later versions I was trying to get more accuracy... but here's the thing: I do not like perfectly accurate drawings. Don't get me wrong, I think they are impressive and can be quite beautiful. But they simply do not resonate with me.
I checked a book out from the library a few months ago about drawing that helped me to hone in on this issue. It described learning to draw as a transition from symbolic to accurate representations. And the whole book was about increasing accuracy. I would read through it page by page and become increasingly irritated at the snobbishness of the author. How the whole idea was to eliminate the symbolic remnants of the drawing style. When the whole time I am crying out inside, but I like those!
So if this is making any sense, the whole point is that I am trying to walk a line between recognizable accuracy and symbolism - so that I can make the image more fun, more lovable, more me somehow.
And I have to go back to A. That alligator just doesn't cut it for me. Maybe an anteater instead....