Painting A Picture of Bobby The Cat

The Bobby the cat painting is based on a photograph I took of Bobby the cat sniffing a baby cedar tree.
The Bobby the cat painting is based on a photograph I took of Bobby the cat sniffing a baby cedar tree.

The video shows how the Bobby cat painting evolved from start to finish.

Here I am beginning to paint in the dirt areas around Bobby cat.
Here I have finished painting in the dirt around Irina, and starting painting in the cedar tree trunk.
Here I have finished painting in the dirt around Bobby cat, and I have painted the gray trunk of the baby cedar tree.
Here I have painted in the leaves of the cedar tree next to Bobby the cat.
Here I have painted in the leaves of the cedar tree next to Bobby the cat.
Here I painted in the yellow leaves from an oak tree, which had fallen down next to the baby cedar tree. Also, I painted in the rocks on the ground next to Bobby cat.
The completed painting of Bobby the cat.
The completed painting of Bobby the cat.

The Pumpkin Drawing

Just because it is not longer autumn does not mean I cannot finish a pumpkin drawing.
Just because it is not longer autumn does not mean I cannot finish a pumpkin drawing.

I started the pumpkin drawing back in November, but I finally am getting around to finishing it.

I finally finished up the drawing of a pumpkin I started back in November.  Just because an art project is not finished in the past does not mean you cannot return to it later.
I finally finished up the drawing of a pumpkin I started back in November. Just because an art project is not finished in the past does not mean you cannot return to it later.
I shaded in the pumpkin with orange and white colored pencils.
I shaded in the pumpkin with orange and white colored pencils.
Continuing to color in the orange portion of the pumpkin.
Continuing to color in the orange portion of the pumpkin.
In this photograph I finally finished coloring in the orange portion of the pumpkin.
In this photograph I finally finished coloring in the orange portion of the pumpkin.
Here I colored in the stem of the pumpkin with a green colored pencil.
Here I colored in the stem of the pumpkin with a green colored pencil.
Here I finished coloring in the sky blue background behind the pumpkin.
Here I finished coloring in the sky blue background behind the pumpkin.
The completed pumpkin drawing.  The pumpkin is sitting on a sliver table with the blue sky in the background.
The completed pumpkin drawing. The pumpkin is sitting on a sliver table with the blue sky in the background.

The Background For The Panda Bears

Here is the completed panda bear drawing with the mom bear holding her baby.  I added a green bamboo tree background, and a pebble pathway to give this composition more color and interest.
Here is the completed panda bear drawing with the mom bear holding her baby. I added a green bamboo tree background, and a pebble pathway to give this composition more color and interest.

 

Last week I finally completed the panda bear drawing by adding a bamboo tree wall, and a pebble pathway to the illustration.  It is interesting to compare it to the previous post where the pandas were all by themselves.  Some people like simple black and white drawings, but I prefer a bit of color, so adding a vibrant background made this drawing feel more complete.

I drew the bamboo trees behind the two panda bears.
I drew the bamboo trees behind the two panda bears.
I used two different shades of colored pencils to begin coloring in the bamboo trees.
I used two different shades of colored pencils to begin coloring in the bamboo trees.
The bamboo trees have now shaded in.
The bamboo trees have now shaded in.
I used several different of gray colored pencils to create the pebble path the pandas are lounging on.
I used several different of gray colored pencils
to create the pebble path the pandas are lounging on.
The completed panda bear drawing with the bamboo tree wall, and the pebble floor.
The completed panda bear drawing with the bamboo tree wall, and the pebble floor.

I created a video illustrating how I created the background for my mother panda bear and her baby.

Drawing Two Panda Bears

My friend loves panda bears, so I decided to create this colored pencil drawing of a mama bear holding a baby bear.

Beginning the drawing of the panda bears.
Beginning the drawing of the panda bears.
Here I am beginning to color in the ears of the mom and baby pandas.
Here I am beginning to color in the ears of the mom and baby pandas.
Coloring In The Panda Bears
Coloring in the bodies of both panda bears.
Here I am almost finished coloring in the two panda bears.
Here I am almost finished coloring in the two panda bears.
The drawing of the mommy and baby panda bear is finished.  Now I need to create a background.
The drawing of the mommy and baby panda bear is finished. Now I need to create a background.

Here I have finished coloring in the mama bear and the baby bear. Now I creating the background for the bears, so you can come back to see how it turns

A Day At The Park

The Park

Today is the first time I have ever posted to my blog using my smart phone. I took a picture of this little park where I am sitting, and it is quite enjoyable being here on a Wednesday morning listening to the birds sing. When I get home today I plan on working on my panda bear drawing, which I will post here when I am finished with the composition.

The Sparkly Necklace

I finally have decided to restring a sparkly pendant and beads from a necklace that had broke awhile back.

Place the pendant in the center of the beading wire.
Place the pendant in the center of the beading wire.
A small metal bead was added to each side of the necklace.
A small metal bead was added to each side of the necklace.
A pink bead was put on each side of the necklace.
A pink bead was put on each side of the necklace.
Another metal bead was placed on each side of the necklace.
Another metal bead was placed on each side of the necklace.
A green bead has been placed on each side of the necklace.
A green bead has been placed on each side of the necklace.
Now tiny seed beads will be put on each side of the necklace.
Now tiny seed beads will be put on each side of the necklace.
More pink seed beads were placed on each side of the necklace.
More pink seed beads were placed on each side of the necklace.
More pink seed beads were placed on each side of the necklace.
More pink seed beads were placed on each side of the necklace.
More pink seed beads were placed on each side of the necklace.
More pink seed beads were placed on each side of the necklace.
Making A Sparkly Necklace
The necklace is now complete and just needs to have a clasp added to it.
The toggle clasp was added to the necklace.
The toggle clasp was added to the necklace.
Here I am wearing the sparkly necklace with my zebra shirt that I created.
Here I am wearing the sparkly necklace with my zebra shirt that I created.

In the photograph above I am wearing the sparkly necklace with the zebra shirt I created, which features my colored pencil drawing of a zebra. Below is a video showing what the necklace looked like after I tried it on.

Fabric Marker Designs Do Last

Do you ever wonder if fabric marker designs on shirts will last for a few years? I created a palm tree design on a purple shirt two years ago with a black marker, and my picture is still visible on this item of apparel. I wash this shirt inside out in cold water, which is probably one of the reason this palm tree silhouette has lasted.

Fabric Markers Were Used To Create This Palm Tree Design