Psychedlic Art

Psychedlic Art is that kind of art that is all over the place with various shapes and all the colors of the rainbow. It’s sometimes mesmerizing to look at. It’s one way that I was able to express a lot of emotions with color and make a neat design all at the same time. This…

Birds, Butterflies And Flowers

I know it’s been a while…..so I’m here today to share these Birds, Butterflies and Flowers I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. First up this colorful Woodpecker. For the Woodpeckers first layer I used mauve and than a second layer of black for the body and the wings. The red in the…

Birds In Colored Pencil

Working hard over the weekend I was able to create these 4 pictures of birds with my new Polychromos colored pencils. First up is the Robin. I used 1 layer of purple and 3 layers of black for the head and the wings. For the breast and the body of the Robin I used a…

Chinese Tiger

A friend of mine really likes Tigers so I was inspired to draw the other day. I wasn’t able to do much research on Tigers but I did find out that they are very good swimmers and they only attack from behind. I watched a documentary where the people at a local zoo would wear…

A Clouded Leopard

Looking at the Clouded Leopard and studying this beautiful cat I composed this 14 x 17 colored pencil drawling over the last several days. The first few layers for the Leopards coat and spots I used light umber and violet. Since this was the first layer I used light umber as well for the eyes….

Two Leopards

Being a fan of the big cats I was easily inspired to¬† work on these two Leopards over the last few days. I spent the better part of Tuesday and Wednesday sketching out these Leopards using my prisma colored pencils. I used several layers of burnt sienna and a dark yellow (goldenrod) to get the…

Egyptian Art

Egypt became a civilization about 30 centuries ago, from it’s unification by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Egypt was the prominent civilization in the Mediterranean world. Around 3400 B.C. two separate kingdoms were established. The Red Land to the North was based on the Nile River and the the White Land in the south….

Butterflies and Flowers

I’ve been on a Butterfly and flower kick for the last few days so I’m here to post the facts I found and share my sketches with you. Surprisingly there are 165,000 different species of butterflies except in the Arctic regions. I found out that their eyes are made of 6,000 lenses and they can…

Roses and a Rabbit

Roses have been around for about 35 million years. I was pretty surprised myself at how long they have been around when I did the research. The oldest fossil was discovered in Colorado. The oldest rose bush is in Germany and is thought to be 1000 years old. It’s located on a wall of the…

Colored Pencil Pic’s

When I was young my father would drive us to Luray Virginia in the fall. As my memory serves me the trees were spectacular with golden yellows, burnt sienna, darker shades of red and those nice shades of bright orange. Here’s a colored pencil sketch of mountains in abstract done with primsmacolor pencils. A trip…

An Irish Setter and a Cocker Spaniel

After some research I found that Irish Setters were originated in Ireland as gundogs. They are friendly, mischievous and inquisitive with a high energy level. They require daily walks and make for a good family dog. This sketch is 11 x 14 done with prismacolor pencils. I used light umber, dark umber, red and black…

Sketches

Growing up a friend of mine had a beautiful German Shepherd. As kids we spent hours playing with the dog and would take her to the park. The funny thing that I remember about walks in the park with Princess (that’s what my friend named her dog) is that the dog would take her for…