The Heart Tree Valentine Card

The other day I decided to create a heart tree card for Valentine’s Day.

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On the handmade card I drew a heart tree with Mount Baldy as the background.

Heart Tree Card

The sky was colored in with a lavendar colored pencil.

Heart Tree Card

 

In this phase of the drawing I colored in Mount Baldy with a violet-blue colored pencil.

Heart Tree Card

During this phase of the sketch I colored in the valley below Mount Baldy, and the area surrounding the heart tree.

Making A Heart Card

 

Here I have almost finished coloring in the foreground surrounding the heart tree, which is an abstract version of the palm trees that I see everyday.

 

The Heart Tree Card

 

 

The heart tree card is now complete.  It was a fun Valentine’s Day card illustration, and I hope this posts inspires you to create something that you find meaningful.  One of my favorite parts of this illustration is how I created white heart clouds in the sky, giving this card a whimiscal effect.  I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

Make A Heart Valentine Card

I created this Valentine heart card by drawing a design on a handmade card, and coloring it in with colored pencils.Drawing The Hearts On The Valentine

 

In this phase of the card making project, I have finished drawing the hearts on the Valentine.

 

Coloring The Hearts On The Card

 

In this phase of the card making project I have begun to shade in the hearts with several different shades of colored pencils.

 

Drawing Hearts On A Valentine

 

Here I am coloring in the hearts surrounding the vertical line of hearts in the center of the card.

 

Drawing Hearts On A Valentine Card

 

During this part of the drawing I am coloring in more of the light pink hearts.

 

Drawing Hearts On A Valentine Card

 

Adding more colored hearts to the Valentine card design.

 

Drawing Hearts On A Valentine Card

 

Here I am almost finished coloring in the heart design on the card.

 

The Heart Valentine

 

Here is the completed heart Valentine, which was shaded in with colored pencils.  Have fun making your Valentine cards.

 

Making A Happy New Year Card

I created a Happy New Year Card with a drawing of Mount Baldy and a palm tree, so this card had a Southern California theme. To make the New Year card I folded a sheet of paper into a quarter-fold card, and I drew a picture of Mount Baldy with a palm tree on the front. The photos and videos below illustrate how I created my card from start to finish. Anyone can create a festive, and regionally relevant, New Year Card on a budget, which is why I drew a picture of Southern California scene on a card I made out of a blanket sheet of paper. The only cost for this card making project was the blank piece of paper since I already had the drawing pencils and colored pencils in my art supplies.

Making The New Year Card

First, I drew the picture for my New Year card, which is a landscape with Mount Baldy.

Making The New Year Card

Next, I finish adding the text to the front of my card, and then sketch a palm tree in the foreground. This New Year card has a very Southern California theme.

Make A New Year Card

In this phase of the drawing I colored in the sky with a deco aqua Prismacolor pencil, and I am quite sad I am at the end of this colored pencil.  Yes, I have vowed to use up the end of my economy colored pencils before buying any more Prismacolor pencils, of which I still have a few.

Make A New Year Card

Here I am beginning to color in the peaks of Mount Baldy, which I am shading in with a violet-blue Prismacolor pencil.

Make A New Year Card

I continued shading in the peaks of Mount Baldy, and around the hand drawn text of “Happy New Year”.

Make A Happy New Year Card

In this photo I have finished coloring in Mount Baldy and around the text.

Make A Happy New Year Card

Here I am beginning to color in the palm tree in the foreground next to the “Happy New Year” text>

Make A Happy New Year Card

Now the palm tree is completely shaded in.

Make A Happy New Year Card

A maroon colored crayon was used to color in the “Happy New Year” text of the card. I hope you enjoy the beginning of 2013, and have fun crafting!