The other day I decided to create a heart tree card for Valentine’s Day.
On the handmade card I drew a heart tree with Mount Baldy as the background.
The sky was colored in with a lavendar colored pencil.
In this phase of the drawing I colored in Mount Baldy with a violet-blue colored pencil.
During this phase of the sketch I colored in the valley below Mount Baldy, and the area surrounding the heart tree.
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 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!
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.
First, I drew the picture for my New Year card, which is a landscape with Mount Baldy.
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.
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.
Here I am beginning to color in the peaks of Mount Baldy, which I am shading in with a violet-blue Prismacolor pencil.
I continued shading in the peaks of Mount Baldy, and around the hand drawn text of “Happy New Year”.
In this photo I have finished coloring in Mount Baldy and around the text.
Here I am beginning to color in the palm tree in the foreground next to the “Happy New Year” text>
Now the palm tree is completely shaded in.
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!