Mammal 6 by Cindy Schnackel

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Acrylic paint and walnut ink on paper, 12 × 9 inches.

© Cindy Schnackel,


cindy schnackel, mammal, monster, creature, animal

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Most of my work is done subconsciously and intuitively, without a plan. I believe there are meanings in it for each of us to find. Sometimes, it’s just about enjoying the absurdity! Full Bio

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 1 year ago

    Still waiting to see the babies from these mamas…great series Cindy…

  • Thanks, Janis, I kind of like not doing the babies, it’s too much fun hearing what others think they must be like!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingabout 1 year ago

    LOVE this! She looks like she’s listening to music only she can hear. Wonderfully real unreality!
    Walnut ink?

  • LOL, love hearing interpretations! Thanks, glad you like it. Walnut ink, at least the kind I have, is a dark brown ink made by Daniel Smith. I kow there are other brands but I was thrown off a bit by some of them being called antiquing something or other, and I wasn’t sure if they’d be what I wanted. If you google “walnut ink” you’ll find a bunch of info on what it is, how to make it, etc. But we don’t have walnuts here, so I had to buy it. Here’s a pic of the bottle, (blurry…sorry).

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful work. I certainly understand why the smaller and lower resolution. :o)

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    Another wonderful piece. I love your ink work. You get such great lines and variety of texture.

  • Thank you!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 1 year ago

    re Janis’s comment…this mama is going to have a lot of happy.. and interesting looking babies :)…great work Cindy..

  • Thanks, Linda!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusabout 1 year ago

    Great Work!
    Your Hosts, Stacey & Deborah

  • Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Just love your mammals!!! Wonderful!!

  • Thank you!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakeabout 1 year ago

    What a cute beast! Looks like she should be part of a surreal version of the romulus and remus tale :)

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 1 year ago

    Excellent painting of whatever that is!

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 1 year ago

    beautiful drawing wow thanks for the tip on the walnut ink now it would be fun to try to make some

  • Thanks, we don’t have walnuts growing here and I think it’s the outer husk they make it from…but in any case I found it more efficient to buy it LOL!

    – Cindy Schnackel

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