I plan on painting the view of Mount Baldy, as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains. A lot of painters just like to grab their brushes and create the entire composition, but I prefer working with an outline. This view shows pilot rock right in front of Mount Baldy, and the tree laden mountains in the foreground. Next, I shall be painting in this outline sketch.
I finally finished my drawing of Irina the cat, and this blog will document the progress from start to finish.
First I drew Irina’s body and then sketched in her fur.
Behind Irina I began drawing in a moon since she is sitting next to the window with a view of the night sky.
It was quite exciting to realize I had reached the half-way point with color in the sky directly behind Irina with a blue violet colored pencil. The twinkling stars in the night sky consisted of a bronze colored pencil that I used to create these formations.
A cherry colored pencil was used to shade in the table where Irina the cat was perched.
It was quite exciting to be almost finished with the drawing as I completed filling in the region around Irina’s legs.
The completed drawing of Irina the cat turned out pretty well, and I was quite excited to finally select a frame of the illustration I have been working on for the last few days.
I used lavender colored embroidery floss to cross stitch my initials on the bottom portion of the palm tree design.
After adding the initials I continued to cross stitch the blue sky in around the tree and the letters.
The final cross stitch project was completed once I had finished filling in the sky with the light blue colored embroidery floss.
The video of the completed cross stitch palm tree illustrates how a free style projects turns out when you simply have drawn a stitching outline on aida cloth.