Yellow happens to be my favorite color, so even though I wanted a “fairy tale room,” I relented.
Then I went around the bottom of the walls with brown. I decided I wanted all of the details to be done in silhouette to play up the brown on yellow contrast.
My mom and sister came over to help draw some of the animals. My sister drew the giraffes, the leopard in the tree and the small elephants. My mom drew and painted the big elephant and the alligator in the watering hole. I drew and painted the lions. I also painted the varying degrees of tan and yellow in the background to add perspective. I painted the background trees, the leopard, and the grass.
Then mr and I painted the big tree in the corner, the focal point in the room. It took FOR.EV.ER, but it didn’t feel like it, mostly because I love trees and yellow, so I was pretty much always happy when I was working on her room, despite having only a month or so to go until my due date! I was also happy that mr seemed to be enjoying helping out with the tree. Lastly, I added the leaves in the tree
and the final touch (AND hardest part) the sun in the corner. What, you say? The hardest part was that little circle of light yellow? Circles don’t want to be painted in corners. The just don’t. It’s incredibly difficult to get the perspective right and make sure it looks like an actual circle and not a weird, lumpy, lopsided oval. But, mr and I agreed that the sun HAD to go in the corner. When you draw a picture as a kid, you always put the sun in the corner, don’t you? Well, we did, anyway.
Have you heard of the new site, The CSI Project? They are having a paint challenge this week, and I'm linking up!