Chinese Guardian Lion

Chinese Guardian Lion - student project

Hi Anne,

Thank you so much for this class! I always enjoyed drawing, painting and paper crafting since childhood. Then digital art made its entry and a new medium to explore.

I create artwork with traditional and/or digital techniques, then use animation to bring my characters to life. Stop motion is so magical, with a charm of its own and your class caught my eye.

I don't have any particular story in mind for these three paper puppets. I just had fun learning your paper puppet method and using only paper, pen, scissors and glue. I know you mentioned best to color your puppet with pencils vs wet medium, but I love the surprise colors and blends from watercolor and wanted to try. Let me know what you think.

Thanks for a great tutorial class. Pace and instructions were clear and easy to follow.


(Learning along the way... miscalculation on my "mixer red bands." Added another red band to the base in hopes of not making this so noticeable. I will keep this in mind when creating more paper puppets!



Designer | Illustrator