G Is For Using The Grid Method To Draw

Today the letter G is for using the grid method to draw. Back in 2011 I used the grid method to illustrate how simple it is to draw a picture of your own cat. You can draw most any object on a grid, and this is a simple drawing technique for people who are overwhelmed with starting a new sketch.  The pictures below link to my old website, but the current one is the main url sweetbeariesart.com, and this one.

Scanned Version of My Cat Drawing
Here is what the scanned version of my drawing of Maxx looked like once I completed shading it in with markers.


I used my trusty flexi ruler to create a graph on the paper.  Next, I used my reference photograph as a guide for where to draw each part of Maxx on the grid paper.


Coloring My Drawing of Maxx
I used markers to color in Maxx, and to cover up the grid marks.

F Is For Coloring In The Flower

Today the letter F is for coloring in the flower on the Irina the cat drawing. I love to draw flowers, and the flower for this drawing was created with the silhouette of Irina the cat, which has an  impressionistic flair. Thus, I used bold and vibrant colors for shading the bloom in.


Here I have colored in the impressionistic flower with bright colors, such as orange and yellow. I love bold colored flowers, and it was fun to create this one from my imagination.


Coloring in flowers based on the ones I see during my nature walks in spring is quite invigorating. Do you enjoy looking at flowers?

E Is For The Pop-Up Easter Card

Here is a pop-up Easter card that I made with a hand drawn daffodil and hand drawn grass in the background.
Here is a pop-up Easter card that I made with a hand drawn daffodil and hand drawn grass in the background.

Do you like Easter and making cards rather than just buying one at the store? If so, you can watch the video that I made for my hub on how to make an Easter pop up card. I truly hope you enjoy this craft idea because any object can be attached to a pop-up card. Perhaps this will give you a bit of inspiration for making your own Easter cards.

What is your favorite type of holiday to make cards for? I have found over the years I love making Easter cards because spring is a season of renewal, and it makes me feel invigorated.