Cubist Creature 1

One of the exercises in Carla Sonheim’s Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists is a nod to Picasso. Here is my attempt. (click image to enlarge)

(5″ x 6″ pen on watercolor paper; color added digitally)
Displayed artwork © 2013 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.


5 responses to “Cubist Creature 1

  1. This is so cool, Kim. I love it!


  2. Flirty, mysterious, seductive (kind of like Picasso himself)


  3. Kim,
    This is stunning — and its paternity shows up loud and clear. The flirtatious quality is multi-dimensional (if you don’t mind my getting polysyllabic here). The main critter is flirting with himself (or herself) — maybe we can just say self-flirting — with the upper eye nearly winking at the lower eye. Then there’s that other pair of eyes (or breasts or ovaries) kind of in the middle of the critter. Then there’s that extra hand or tentacle up above, which is about to do something interesting — or has just done something interesting. That little bit reminds me of your Dog Fish, which had an amorous little dog grooming the three hairs or tentacles at the top. I’m not making a lot of sense here, but hopefully you get an idea of my response. There’s something wonderful about the bristles along the back that kind of grounds the image and makes it earthier.

    Bottom line: thanks for sharing this image — it’s been fun to play with at this end.


    • Thank YOU for another delicious reaction/description! My initial feeling is that of watching a dancing couple complete their tango in a back dip. But, closer inspection does suggest more amorous intent. 😛


  4. It provokes so many feelings …. Stimulating and seductive and BriGHT and feel good !!! Nice one, Cuz !!


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