My name is Carla Sonheim. I was one of The Sketchbook Challenge hosts in 2011 and am happy to be back as a guest today!
I asked Sue if I could come over and do a quick tutorial from my new book, "Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim." It's been shipped to all vendors (including amazon.com) and people should expect their pre-ordered copies very soon!
Your theme for September is "patterns," so I couldn't resist posting this Oaxacan Dotted Elephant tutorial (which appears as Chapter 4 of the new book). It was inspired by the beautiful painted Oaxacan wood animal carvings. Here it is!
Oaxacan Dotted Elephant
Black felt tip pen (such as a Sharpie)
One piece of 8.5" x 11" hot pressed watercolor or drawing paper
Small set of watercolors, brush
An assortment of colored pencils and markers
White paint pen