Drawing A Ghost House In Death Valley

A colored pencil drawing of a ghost house drawing in Death Valley.

On a camping trip to Death Valley and I took some pictures of a ghost town back in 1993. We used to stay near this deserted village, and bats would fly out of the mining caves and fill the night sky. This would be a spooky place to camp during Halloween. One morning I captured an image of the ghost town, which is the inspiration for this drawing.

A simple drawing of a ghost house located in Death Valley.
More chaparral and boulders were added to the desert landscape.
The hills behind the ghost house were colored in with terracotta and dark brown colored pencils.
The hills and the chapparal in the background have been colored in.
The ghost house was colored in with chocolate brown, black and white colored pencils to create highlights.

Chaparral, flowers, and boulders were colored in around the ghost house, which looks a bit spooky eerie in this semi-arid landscape.

The Completed Drawing of Lady Dog

Yesterday I finally finished by drawing of Lady dog.  Here were the final steps toward achieving the final result of my colored pencil drawing.

 

Coloring in Lady dog’s fur with a reddish-brown colored pencil.

 

Creating the grain on the wood background with a dark brown colored pencil.
I created the wood grain background for Lady dog by blending together white, sepia, and dark brown colored pencils.
Light brown and dark brown colored pencils were used to create the tiles on the floor.
Here is what the finished drawing of Lady dog looks like.

Here is a video that illustrates how I created the colored pencil drawing of Lady dog.

Drawing The Backside of The San Bernardino Mountains

Drawing The Backside of The San Bernardino Mountains

I added all the details that I wanted with my sketching pencil before shading in my illustration with colored pencils.

Drawing The Backside of The San Bernardino Mountains

The first step of coloring in the drawing was to shade in the sky and the barren oak tree. My sister asked if I was going to put leaves on this tree, but I am not because it is supposed to be a late December scene.

In the video above I am coloring in the sky and the tree in speed motion.

The Waikiki Sketch Thus Far

I have finally begun to color in the sky of my Waikiki sketch with a Berol colored pencil that is of the shade bleu inactinique. This pencil is one of the remnants of the Berol colored pencils I have had since 1996, but these are such great quality pencils that many have lasted almost fourteen years. Of course, I mix up my pencils, so I often use which ever shade of colored pencil appeals to me at the moment.