An obvious King for the playing cards project while I'm on the subject of animals. The bright flowing colours are a celebration of such a powerful, majestic creature. Like all animals, the lion plays an important part in the balance of nature. I started by sketching this out and then drawing over it with inks. I love the freedom I feel when I use inks!! I can do a long, thick, expressive line followed by a short, thin, controlled one. They are so fun to use whether I'm illustrating or creating my own text. As this is part of the illustration with printmaking module, I imagine this working as a lino cut.