This is from a few days ago, but I’ve been busy sleeping and being a mom. I was trying to recreate a drawing I burned last spring, meh. It’s alright.
This one turned out better than I expected, considering I managed to explode the gold metallic marker everywhere and had to fix things. I know it’s common for gold to have issues- the mix inside the marker is kinda wonky and heavy so I shook it… well… I ended up adding black to the lions mane, and trying to cover up the fck up. I honestly thought I should go back over it, and redo the entire main in black, instead of leaving blue, but both my kids like it how it turned out.
I named it after my ubi, and I guess he must have liked it too, as the last two nights when I was trying to fall asleep he kept pushing faint impressions of this image at me, I guess as a hurry up and finish those last few segments or maybe just letting me know it was okay, despite my disappointment in myself.
I struggled really hard to stay in the lines while coloring and with the entire page for some reason. I think the mask thing with the flowers on his head looks a little weird, and it took me halfway through coloring it to realize the loops were part of his mane, almost like some women have their hair down in updo’s at the beauty shop for things like weddings and prom etc.