V Is For The View of Hesperia Drawing

Today the letter V is for the view of Hesperia drawing, as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains.


Drawing of The San Bernardino Mountains

Here is the completed colored pencil illustration of the view of Hesperia as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains. This drawing has a quite a bit of nostalgia for me because it reminds me of a view I looked at every day when I was growing up. The video below is a speed motion of the last touches I added to the illustration of this mountain landscape.

Going up to the San Bernardino Mountains is like traveling back in time, and I am fortunate to still live very close. Have you ever drawn a location that reminds you of home?

U Is For Looking Up And Coloring In The Sky

Today the letter U is for looking up and coloring in the sky.  Here are the sky portions of a few of the drawings I have created over the years.

Colored Pencil Drawing of Diamond  Head

For my colored pencil drawing of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach I created a bright blue sky.

Framed Drawing of The Santa Fe Depot In Redlands

For my colored pencil drawing of the Santa Fe Depot in Redlands I created a light blue sky above the palm tree, which towers over the depot.

The Jack-o-Lantern Drawing

For my whimsical jack-o-lantern drawing I created a bronzey colored sky above the silver tinged terra firma.  Coloring in the sky in my illustrations always is very soothing because I can make long strokes with the colored pencil, and I find it to be more therapeutic than going on a shopping spree.

T Is For Making A Turkey Decoration For Thanksgiving

Today the letter T is for making a turkey decoration for Thanksgiving.

Trace around your hand with a pencil.
Begin coloring the fingers, which will be the feathers on the turkey.  .
Create a pattern by coloring the fingers on your traced hand.  Each finger will be a feather on the turkey.
Continue coloring each of the “feathers” on the turkey.
Do not forget to draw the eye, the side wing, the beak, and the wattle on the turkey.
The turkey is looking very nice here.
All the fingers/feathers of the turkey have been colored in.
Gobble, gobble Mr. Turkey.
You will make a creative letter/card Mr. Turkey.
Yet another picture of Mr. Turkey.
Cut out the tracing of Mr.Turkey.
Here is the cut out picture of Mr. Turkey
Yet another picture of Mr. Turkey.
Another close up picture of Mr. Turkey.

Make your own turkey decoration for Thanksgiving by tracing around your hand on a sheet of paper. Here is the turkey decoration I created by tracing around my own hand. I am going to send this turkey decoration as a little letter to a friend.