D Is For Drawing

Today’s post gets straight to the point, and the letter D is for drawing, or at least finishing up an old drawing that I left behind. This is a simple illustration with my cat Irina standing next to a large impressionistic flower. This drawing is a bit of a stretch because cats do not usually stand next to vases with flowers of this magnitude, but this illustration is meant to emulate the feelings cats have when standing next to a human.

Here I am beginning to draw Irina standing next to a large impressionistic flower.
Here I am beginning to draw Irina the cat standing next to a large impressionistic flower.

I will continue adding color to this drawing as it progressing, so come back to see how it turns out.

C Is For Finishing The Christmas Tree Illustration In March

Yes, I know this is blog post is being published in April, but keep in mind many of us wrote our A to Z blog posts in advance, and I just happened to compose this blog post during the month of March.  It was quite liberating to work on the A to Z blog posts in any which letter order that struck my fancy, and I was excited to finally finish the Christmas tree illustration I had started back in December.  It was a simple illustration and I have since  lost the green marker I started it with, so I decided to finish this drawing with a different green marker and colored pencils to give the pine needles a bit of depth.

Here is the Christmas tree illustration that was unfinished from December.
Here is the Christmas tree illustration that was unfinished from December.
Here I am adding more branches and ornaments to the Christmas tree.
Here I am adding more branches and ornaments to the Christmas tree.
Here is the completed little Christmas tree.
Here is the completed little Christmas tree.
Here I am using magnets to display the completed Christmas tree illustration.  I used a blue colored pencil to fill in the sky behind the Christmas tree.
Here I am using magnets to display the completed Christmas tree illustration. I used a blue colored pencil to fill in the sky behind the Christmas tree.

 

The completed Christmas tree drawing was simple and fun to create with markers, colored pencils, and an ink pen.

 

B Is For Brushstrokes

B is for brushstrokes because I enjoy painting, and this activity allows me to create artwork for the walls of my home. I am always fascinated with the types of brushstrokes each painting contains, and sometimes brushtrokes can even tell a story. Below are a few of my paintings, all of which contain various types of brushstrokes.

I added boulders to the dark green hills on the left-hand side of the canvas.  The boulders were created with a peachy beige tint of oil paint.
I added boulders to the dark green hills on the left-hand side of the canvas. The boulders were created with a peachy beige tint of oil paint.
I created this painting with acrylics, and used sparkly paint to create the luminous effect on the San Bernardino Mountains after a snow storm.
I created this painting with acrylics, and used sparkly paint to create the luminous effect on the San Bernardino Mountains after a snow storm.
I painted a picture of this grey cat using oil paints. He has black-eyed Susans behind him as he enjoys the afternoon on a window sill.
This is my oil pastel painting of the large boulders out at the Pinnacles, which are located in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Acrylic painting of a grey cat sitting next to a morning glory.  I grew up with many cats who enjoyed sitting next to morning glories, which was the inspiration for this painting.
Acrylic painting of a grey cat sitting next to a morning glory. I grew up with many cats who enjoyed sitting next to morning glories, which was the inspiration for this painting.