The Lion and the Lamb. A Watercolor.
Today I want to share this watercolor inspired by the quote below.
“Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn”. – Martin Amis
Yes, because anything is possible in art
I painted this watercolor in 3 layers. First the dark blue background, second the foliage, and third the figures on the front of the scene. After the 3 layers were colored, I came back with a long brush and applied thin lines and strokes all over the place to create the illusion of texture. I think that the final effect is interesting. If you want to try this, I recommend to use a watercolor paper that doesn’t have a lot of texture. To make a test just paint a circle, let it dry, and then paint some thin lines on it. You will see how nice it looks. It is fun, you should try it!