These sweet, little birds live in woodlands and shade trees. I love their brightly colored feathers. Their voice is clear and flute-like and they can actually sing double notes! Do you ever wonder what God’s thought process must have been like as He was creating all these wonderful creatures? I am amazed when I think of all the different species He designed for us to enjoy!
Do you have a favorite bird or animal? These bird drawings make nice note cards and have an expensive look and feel, especially when combined with lined envelopes. A set makes a lovely gift! Do you still use snail-mail and send out hand-written cards or notes? I’d love to hear from you!
The Baltimore oriole is a small icterid blackbird common in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird. It received its name from the resemblance of the male’s colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. Like all New World orioles, it is named after an unrelated, physically similar family found in the Old World: the Oriolidae.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
I’m on week two of my Sketchbook Skool http://sketchbookskool.com lettering class taught by the one and only Andrea Joseph. If a modern day artist could be my super hero, it would be Andrea. I’m having such a great time and learning a lot! Mostly, I’m learning to relax a little and enjoy my sketchbook. I tend to be totally rigid when it comes to just sitting down and sketching, and the two don’t mix well. I love the look and feel of beautiful botanical illustrations but I also love the playful look of whimsical art. I think this class will help me loosen up!
What’s your favorite style of art? Do you tend to like a more realistic rendering or something more loose and free? Are you interested in seeing any side-by-side drawings [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] representing both realism and whimsy? Please leave a comment and let me know!
These drawings began with my mom’s antique powder compact. I love the look and feel of these old metal compact cases. They were not only pretty but functional and made to last a long time. Once the powder was gone you simply replaced it with a refill and new puff.
Do you have an art journal filled with drawings, sketches or paintings? I’m going to take a lettering class this month and look forward to adding hand-lettering to some of my illustrations. I’d love to hear your thoughts about incorporating lettering with your art![contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]