There is a new drawing in my Pet Portraits gallery. It is a French Bulldog drawn with vibrant rainbow colors! This is the first of a series of colorful pet portraits that I will be drawing as original artwork. Meaning, these are not commissions, and both the original drawing and prints from the drawings can be purchased. These portraits will be mostly of dogs and cats, although I may draw other pet animals as well.
Drawing of a BMW 2011 135i in Blue Water Metallic color. Drawn with Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore 400 Series drawing paper, 11″ x 14″. Private Commission. Photo reference provided by commissioner.
This is very much outside of my normal fare, both in terms of style and subject matter! This is the very first time, ever, that I have drawn a car. This was a challenge for me on many levels. First was getting the proportions and structure of the car correct. That was a challenge for me, since I normally draw animals! Mostly it is correct, although there are a few minor flaws. This is drawn completely freehand without the use of a grid or tracing (I never use a grid or tracing in any of my drawings anyway). Second was choosing the color; again a challenge because I like to work in bold full spectrum colors. This car has a greyish-blue paint color that is very hard to replicate with colored pencils. Third is getting the details and inner structure right. I had the most difficult time with the wheels. Overall, I am very happy with the way this turned out. Especially with the little details like the reflections on the windows, the light shine on the headlights, and the details in the grill and rims.
Overall, it was very fun to draw, and I felt it really pushed my boundaries as an artist. It is nice to do something different every now and then.
I have a new drawing in my gallery. It is titled “Paisley Peacock” and can be found in the Fantasy gallery. It is a stylized peacock with paisley-like designs in its tail feathers. It is based on an older drawing of mine that I was not entirely happy with. It is drawn with Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore drawing paper, 11″ x 14″. It took me about 35-40 hours to complete this drawing.
New artwork in the Fantasy folder: “Celtic Horse”. This is drawn with Conté à Paris pastel pencils on Ampersand pastelbord, 11″ x 14″. Basically drawn just for fun. I chose to use a a limited color palette, a blue monochrome color scheme. I layered different shades of blue and blended the edges together. I wanted the colors to blend together to give it a soft, dreamlike effect.
My newest drawing in my gallery is “Fire Wolf”. It is drawn with Prismacolor colored pencils on black Strathmore paper, 9″ x 12″. It is a portrait of a wolf half lit by firelight and half lit by moonlight. It is a redraw of an older piece that was drawn in 2005, which I liked but needed an update with technique as well as anatomy and proportion.
Hey everyone! I have not been doing a good job keeping up with updating the Blog whenever I add a new image. I have had a few new artworks in the past couple of months, and I will post them here for your viewing pleasure! You can also see these in my Gallery.
My painted turtle drawing is done.
This drawing is available as a print in my store, and is also present in my DeviantArt Gallery. It is available on various merchandise in my online stores: in Society6, Redbubble, CafePress, Zazzle and FineArtAmerica. If you would like to see this image on a specific product that it is not currently on, please E-mail Me and let me know!