Studio Portfolio Madelyn Sowden

Positive/Negative Space

Sharpie, Pencil


Mixed Media

Colored Pencil, White Charcol, Black Charcol



Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Sharpie

When I heard "Leaf" I thought of a lion who's mane is made up of leaves. I did not want to do a realistic piece so I decided to do something more cartoony that I would enjoy doing. First, I made an outline of the lion and then I decided to do zentangle in certain areas of the lion. I was originally going to leave it black and white but it looked like it was lacking something so I added color with colored pencil. Lastly, I wanted to do something with glitter for the background. I ended up covering a corner with glitter but I decided that I did not like it so I cut the lion out and glued it to a watercolor background I made. I was pleased about the outcome. I really liked the colors and the zentangle designs that I implemented into my piece. If I had to change one thing I would have to change the symmetry of the lion. Some parts of the lion were not reflected perfectly to the other side.


Conté Crayon, Red Chinese Crayon


Self Portrait




Acrylic Paint


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