Yep, I got this attention grabbing blog title thing down *brushes off shoulders* ;-).
If you’re reading this on the day or night I that have posted this blog, look over to the right to see my Instagram feed and you’ll notice my mini paintings I’ve been doing lately. Within them……IS A MONSTER!!!
My drawing skills are limited. If I tried drawing a portrait of someone, for example, it would probably end up looking something like Napoleon Dynamite’s drawing of Trisha. LOL.
So, if you’re where I’m at with your drawing skills, I’m here to show how to do a SUPER EASY painting of a monster that there’s no way you can mess up!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A paint brush or paint brushes if you will be using more than one size.
- A cup with water to clean the brushes as needed.
- A paper towel or two for dabbing the water on.
- Glue of your choice.
- Plastic googly eyes (because we, who cannot draw well ain’t got time to paint our own eyeballs. Plus, it looks cool).
- Water color paint or any paint you want to use.
- Your canvas of choice (I like to use a 4 inch by 4 inch canvas, purchased in a pack of 14 on Amazon. A mini canvas keeps your limited artistic skills condensed to one little scare of space and you end up looking like an amazing artist. Don’t worry, I got your back).
Okay, let the monster fun begin!…
Step One: Cover your space as needed to keep paint from getting all over and grab that canvas.
Step Two: Grab your googly eyes (get them from Michael’s or any other craft store in your area) and glue on three or how ever many eyes you want your monster to have. You obviously can glue your eyes on after you paint your monster and let it dry. I just find it more fun to glue them on first because you are then forced to use your imagination and work around them to create a really cool looking monster…..or at least in my head that makes sense. LOL.
Step Three: Let the painting begin! Start with a small brush to get some paint around those googly eyes, nice and neat and from there, you can go nuts. Decide what shape you want him or her to be. Switch up the colors every few seconds for a cool rainbow monster. Does he or she have spikes or horns? Does he or she have a tail? How many arms? None of it has to be perfect. Why? Because what monster is (that includes you, ya monster)?
To get that drippy effect of the monster I posted on Instagram, hold your canvas vertical. Get that brush wet and painty (that’s right, I made up a word), place it on the canvas where you want and let the paint juice (made that up too) roll down, baby ;-). I’m going to stop typing and finish my latest monster painting and see how it turns out and post it for you all….
Ta daaaaaaa! All finished. I even added a little bow to this one! I kinda had to since I glued the girly googly eyes on ;-).
I hope you all enjoyed this! You can always figure out what other fun little things you can glue to a canvas a paint around. For example, glue a toy dinosaur onto a canvas and paint where the dinosaur lives all around it. Trees, food coming from his or her mouth, a volcano in the background? Anything goes! Can’t paint a flower to save your life? Then glue a few fake ones on the canvas and only paint the stems and leaves! I know, I know…your mind is blown right now ;-).
Glue is your friend….as well as anything you want to glue to a canvas. So, get to it!
Here’s a close up of the first one I ever did…
…and when I glued a few plastic skulls…
Until next time, my beautiful friends….