Drawing A Canadian Goose

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A rough draft drawing of my Canadian goose, which is based on my photograph.
Using the tracing paper to transfer the goose drawing.
Using the tracing paper to transfer the goose drawing.
Continuing to trace the goose.
Continuing to trace the goose.
Finished Tracing The Drawing
The tracing of the goose was rendered on both sides of the paper. The next step was to retrace it on to the final sheet of drawing paper.
The drawing of the Canadian goose on the final paper. Now  it is time to color my illustration in.
The drawing of the Canadian goose on the final paper. Now it is time to color my illustration in.

The video below illustration how the drawing was transmitted using tracing paper.

Wearing The Palm Tree Shirt Decorated With Fabric Markers

In the last post I showed you an upclose image of the palm tree I drew on a green shirt with fabric makers. Now I will share what the shirt looked like when I tried it on for the first time.

I decorated this green shirt by drawing a palm tree on it with fabric markers.
I decorated this green shirt by drawing a palm tree on it with fabric markers.

This video might give you some inspiration on how to decorate a shirt with fabric markers. It is an affordable and crafty way to personalize any shirt.

Drawing A Sunflower And A Dreamcather

I created this sunflower and dreamcatcher drawing with colored pencils.
I created this sunflower and dreamcatcher illustration with colored pencils.

Creating a slightly surreal composition like this one took a lot of energy and thought power. I had to conceptualize how I would have the dreamcatcher hanging out of the sky, and then I used a real world photo as inspiration for my colored pencil drawing.

The photograph that inspired my art.
The photograph that inspired my art.

The photograph that inspired my drawing was a sunflower captured up in the San Bernardino Mountains with Mount Baldy in the distance. The video below details how I created this illustration from start to finish.

Legends say dreamcatchers will catch your bad dreams, and I like to think that. There is something to be said for the power of positive thought, and this is something I choose to live by in my creative process.

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.