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April 9, 2010
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Leaf-maned Lion by merimask Leaf-maned Lion by merimask
This is another of my watercolor paintings. It took me less than an hour to complete.

I was on vacation in Miami a few years ago and SO BORED. I thought it would be good to take a vacation from my leather mask career for a while, but after two weeks I was crawling the walls, looking for something to do with my hands. It's not in my nature to not make things for even a short period of time.

So I bought a really basic set of watercolors from a shop, a cheap pad of watercolor paper, and sat myself under an umbrella on Miami beach and did this painting. I've always loved came very naturally to me in a rush of inspiration (it was a sort of seaweed-maned sandy lion, because I was on a beach after all).

I think I used no more than three colors in this painting...a yellow ochre, a burnt sienna, and Van Dyke Brown. Possibly a little black mixed in the darkest brown for definition. That's what I love about watercolors; it's the water and the white paper that brings light and definition to your painting.
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MBtherealest Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you should make this into a mask
Draug88 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool
Drew something myself on the same theme way back too :D
ancient Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing .3.!
I agree with Puppy Akamaru, this would make a great mask X3
And ish pretty, makes me want to try my hand in watercolors again.
Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
D: I feel so bad I didn't notice that you posted your paintings ;-;

this is absolutely amassing!! I can't look away D8 you did such a good job on this you should try and incorporate this design into one of your masks
merimask Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! ^_^ It is kind of masklike isn't it?
Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
A creative idea indeed :D
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Quite welcome :)
Erichan8DD Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very original!;D

merimask Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :-)
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