What is more endearing than an animal dressed up as a human? Maybe a child dressed as an animal, either way I love seeing personified animals especially in art. For this exercise you will need to find a beloved animal and an idea of how you want to personify that animal. I found a beautiful picture of a tiger and merged it with the goddess Venus and a peony on top.
Sketch out your idea and start painting. I used pencil and acrylics on 11" x 14" paper for this exercise.
My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals - not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration. - Joanna Lumley