The Willow Tree Painting

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A pink willow tree towers over a turtle, snake, bird, rabbit, and various flowers with the night sky overhead.

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I first sketched it out with pencil, outlined with pen, and used several layers of colored pencil and watercolor paint. This was inspired by a scene on the river in the great horror film, “Night of the Hunter.”

Black Cat on a Pumpkin Drawing – 2 Versions

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I have always loved Halloween, and since it’s only a couple of weeks away, I decided to combine two of it’s symbols into one drawing: the black cat and the pumpkin.

Cats have long been believed to have mystical powers, while jack o lantern’s were used to ward off evil spirits.

Here is the first version:

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I sketched out the shape with pencil, darkened the lines with marker, and colored it with markers and pencils.

For the second version, I edited the pumpkin digitally to make it appear as if it was a mosaic.

 

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Which one do you prefer? Comment below!

Blue Hummingbird Drawing – Minimalist

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The hummingbird is an amazing little creature. They are the smallest birds in the world & remember each flower they have been tod-hummingbird-1_new

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Their beauty is so eye catching that I wanted to keep this drawing simple. I drew the outline lightly with a pen, then darkened and colored it with markers.

Minimalist Lily Drawing

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Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. -John Ruskin

The lily represents purity & beauty. It has a simple yet eye catching beauty, which is why I wanted to draw this in an uncomplicated way.

I sketched out the shape with pencil, darkened the outlines with a black marker, and brightened it up with a green colored pencil. I hope you like the result.

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Hibiscus Flower Photograph

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Hibiscus Flower

I took this photo after the hibiscus flower first bloomed in my front yard. Often referred to as the Hawaiian flower, this plant has many uses. It is edible, and can be drunk as a tea, made into a garnish, & cooked in soup. Some claim that it can calm an upset stomach. Although I must admit that I have never had the urge to eat a hibiscus flower. I am content to just admire it.