S Is For Shading In The Sky

So during this A to Z Challenge I have been talking about aspects of my art projects in ABC order, but I am apt to talk about certain drawings more than once.  Today the letter is S is for shading in the sky, and the sky, or rather background for this drawing was created with a neon red Prismacolor pencil.  This is an abstract and impressionist drawing that I created of the idea of Irina the cat standing next to a flower that is towering over her, so the colors are what I want these to be.

One of my favorite aspects of drawing with colored pencils is shading in the sky, or the background of an illustration.  I love the rich hue that Prismacolor pencils create, even though I do use other colored pencils that are in my supplies.  If I had an unlimited amount of money I would just Prismacolor pencils, but I still am using up a few of my Crayola colored pencils, which also do a good job.

So for this illustration I like to imagine Irina is perhaps standing underneath a pink sunset, or so my imagination has lead me to believe.  The amazing  thing about art is we can create whatever image we like, and it does not always have to follow the rules.

Coloring in the pink sky above Irina's head.
Coloring in the pink sky above Irina’s head.
I am continuing to shade in the sky during this phase of the drawing.
I am continuing to shade in the sky during this phase of the drawing.
Now the sky above Irina's head is completely colored in.
Now the sky above Irina’s head is completely colored in.

For other letters I shall be talking about other aspects of this illustration, so please stay tuned.

R Is For Painting The View From The Rim of The World Highway

My painting of the view from the Rim of the World Highway.

I created a painting of the view from the Rim of the World Highway using oil paints.

Here is the first part of the painting.

This is the second part of my painting the view from the Rim.

This video illustrates how the completed painting of the view from the Rim of the World Highway turned out.  I liked the rock formation in the foreground, and there is just something beautiful about looking at boulders.  Do you enjoy oil painting?

Q Is For Making A Quarter-Fold Card

Quarter-fold card with an image of Hawaii that I drew on the front with pencil and colored pencil.

Today the letter Q is for making a quarter fold card. The card above is one I created with an image of a Hawaiian beach drawn on the front, and you can see the tutorial I created here.

Another quarter-fold card that I created had a picture of a Hawaiian sunset that I drew on the front.

 

I drew a Hawaiian sunset on this handmade quarter-fold card.

Quarter-fold cards are easy to create. Simply fold a sheet of paper in half, and then into a quarter to create the quarter fold card. I like drawing pictures on the front, and the video below illustrates how I created the Hawaiian sunset drawing on a quarter-fold card. Do you like drawing images on the front of cards?