New Art T-shirt Site

The Irina the cat shirt was drawn on the yellow shirt with fabric markers.
The Irina the cat shirt was drawn on the yellow shirt with fabric markers.

Today I have started a new art t-shirt site called Art Shirt Designs, which will feature shirts with reprints of my artwork and photography. The shirt below was created with fabric markers, and is an example of the type of imagery you can find on the shirts I sell over on Zazzle. This one has an image I drew by hand, but all of my artwork has a vibrant sort of theme. I love to focus on the gentle and bright side of art because that is my thing. Always be you in the world of art, and smile about it. Things such as cats and palm trees motivate and inspire me in my daily life, and I would not have it any other way.

Finishing The Canadian Goose Drawing

Today I finished my Canadian goose colored pencil drawing. I have been working on it slowly as lately I have been busy with other projects.

I colored in the brown feathers on my Canadian goose.
I am beginning to color in the brown feathers on my Canadian goose.
I finished coloring in the primarily brown feathers on the Canadian goose. The neck was black, and there were white feathers on the face and near the tail area.
I finished coloring in the primarily brown feathers on the Canadian goose. The neck was black, and there were white feathers on the face and near the tail area.
I used several different shades of colored pencils to color in the grass.
I used several different shades of colored pencils to color in the grass.
I completed coloring in the blades of grass with several different shades of colored pencils.
I completed coloring in the blades of grass with several different shades of colored pencils.

The video illustrates the inspiration behind my Canadian goose drawing, which is based on a video I created of two geese I spotted back on February 13, 2014.

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.