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

Drawing A Picture of The Sunset View

Yesterday I finished a colored pencil drawing I created of the sunset view of Mount Baldy as seen from the Inland Valley. I used colored pencils to create this composition, and it is now hanging on my wall.

Above is the completed colored pencil drawing of the Mount Baldy sunset.

This is a video slideshow showing how I created that sunset drawing from start to finish.

Why Art Does Not Have To Have Some Deep Meaning

I like to draw pictures of nature, cats, and trees. Polynesian and Southern California themes have heavily influenced by artwork, but I do not necessarily think all of my pieces have to have a deep meaning. That is wonderful if an artist feels inspired to create a composition that has great symbolism or significance, but honestly I like to just draw and paint what makes me happy. In the future I will be drawing more of the San Bernardino Mountains, Hawaiian landscapes, and animals such as cats because that is what I like to draw. I tend to go more for realism with abstract now and then, but honestly I just draw what I like. Art is about creating the things I see all around me, and in my thirties I realized how much I love Southern California is so many of the scenes I draw. Also, my photography of Southern California expresses my love for this part of the world where I have lived all of my life.

Drawing Marigolds: Part 1

This is part one of the process of drawing a few marigolds in a green container that I have in my small patio garden.

Here I am beginning to sketch the flowers inside the container from the angle of looking down on it.

In the photograph above I am adding more detail to the sketch of the marigolds.

In photograph above I was beginning to color in one of the yellow and orange flowers, as many marigold flowers multicolored.

Here I am coloring in another flower in the container of my sketch.

Video where I discuss drawing and coloring my marigold illustration.

 

 

 

 

Making An Easter Egg Card

Today I created an Easter egg card by drawing little eggs on the front of my handmade card, and then shading these in with colored pencils.

The Easter Egg Card

In the first step of creating the Easter egg card I drew little eggs on the card with various designs.

The Easter Egg Card

Next, I colored these in with several different shades of colored pencils.

The Easter Egg Card

After I finished coloring in the eggs, I shaded in green grass all around these, which makes it look like these were found during a scavenger hunt.

This is the video of my completed Easter egg card with the wide variety of patterns to be seen.