This canvas print has a reproduction of my woodburned bird on a branch. The canvas wall art is available over on Zazzle.
The video illustrates how I finished drawing the cat and put it in this simple but stylish frame.
The video shows the creation of the October cursive drawing from start to finish.
When I was a kid we used to go back to school in September. During this first month of the new academic year, apples were always synonymous with education (giving the teacher an apple), which is a reason I included a small one in this colored pencil drawing.
The video illustrates the progression of creating the September cursive illustration.
I used to think I needed to be super prolific when it came to producing drawings, but I realized that is not my style. I really am excited about how my cat illustration is evolving, so I am in no rush to finish it by a certain “deadline”. I just take the colored pencils and let my creativity go where it may.
Today I started coloring in my drawing of Stripey cat at Joshua Tree.
Today I am coloring in the background for Stripey cat at Joshua Tree. The first step consisted of shading in the mountains, boulders, and chaparral. Now it is time to color in the focal Joshua Tree and Stripey cat herself.
This speed coloring video is a continuation of adding coloring to the Joshua Tree cat illustration. Watch the video to see how the project is evolving thus far.
The background behind Irina is the San Bernardino Mountains with the view of Mount Baldy in the distance. Several different mountain ranges are connected via passes here in Southern California, which are visible at different locations when up in the mountains. Thus, a person can see the top of Mount Baldy when on the desert facing side of the San Bernardino Mountains.
I used violet blue, blue, and white colored pencils to shade in Mount Baldy. The trees closer to Irina, which are in the San Bernardino Mountains, are being colored in with various shades of green colored pencils. Pilot rock is also visible in the background, which is a mountain with a large boulder on top.
Sometimes I like to share my art progress on Instagram, as I did here when I started coloring in the trees on the ridge closest to Irina, which is located in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The video illustrates how the drawing of Irina the cat in the San Bernardino Mountains evolved from start to finish.
Last night I continued to work more on the cat drawing, and I have decided I want Irina the cat to have a San Bernardino Mountains background. I am not posting a picture until I am done with the project, and I am reapproaching how I view my own art.
I like to work on things at my own pace, so I there is no deadline for when this drawing must be completed. Also, I want to focus on my art as much as possible and filter out things that detract from this goal.
At the moment selling my art to a wider audience who enjoys it is my new focus, and helping my family financially and with love is all I care about. I am practicing the art of learning to ignore extraneous things and honing in on my goals. I know we are not supposed to talk about our plans for the future, but why not? I like contemplating the direction my life and art is going, and for me, it is focusing on art with nature and animal themes.