How I Painted A Heart On A Large Canvas

The heart painting is almost complete, but I have some detail work to do on the scalloped edge.
The heart painting is almost complete, but I have some detail work to do on the scalloped edge.

Do you love hearts? These simple images are fun for decorating and holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Canvas art sold at stores can be pricey, so I like to create my own.  I decided to paint a large heart on a canvas, which is a simple to do. This is how the art project evolved.

Fold a sheet of tracing paper in half and draw a heart on it.
I folded a sheet of tracing paper in half and drew a heart on it.
I unfolded the tracing paper to view the symmetrical heart. drawing. Creating half of the heart illustration on the fold tracing paper allowed the pencil to rub through onto the other side. I went over the impression to darken it in places.
I unfolded the tracing paper to view the symmetrical heart drawing. Creating half of the heart illustration on the folded tracing paper allowed the pencil to rub through onto the other side. I went over the impression to darken it in places.
Next, I flipped the heart drawing to the other side.
Next, I flipped the heart drawing to the other side.
I traced over the heart with a red colored pencil, which enabled me to keep track of my progress.
I traced over the heart with a red colored pencil, which enabled me to keep track of my progress.
Place the tracing paper over the canvas.
I placed the tracing paper on the canvas.
I used the red colored pencil to go over parts of the heart that did not completely transfer onto the canvas.
I used the red colored pencil to go over parts of the heart that did not completely transfer onto the canvas.
I painted the heart with an orange center, and the scalloped edge was painted with red oil paint.
I painted the heart with an orange center, and the scalloped edge was painted with red oil paint.
I used pink paint to fill in the background behind the heart.
I used pink paint to fill in the background behind the heart.
After I finished painting the heart on the canvas, I allowed the oil paint to dry for a few days. I need to go back in and touch up some of the scalloped edge, but the painting is almost finished.
After I finished painting the heart on the canvas, I allowed the oil paint to dry for a few days. I need to go back in and touch up some of the scalloped edge, but the painting is almost finished.

In the video, the painting of the heart on canvas evolves from start to finish.

Drawing The Cats Snoopy And Ashbury

I have created an outline drawing the cats Snoopy and Ashbury.

Drawing the two cats Snoopy and Ashbury
Drawing the two cats Snoopy and Ashbury.

This drawing is based on a photograph I took of Snoopy and Ashbury back in 1997.

Snoopy and Ashbury are two cats touching noses.
Snoopy and Ashbury are two cats touching noses.

As you can see from the photograph, the stripey orange male cat is touching noses with the gray and white female kitten. This picture was captured in the spring of 1997 among the daffodils and hyacinth flowers.

The outline drawing I am creating will be used at the outline for an oil painting.