In response to feeling a bit stir crazy from all the red ink I’ve been stippling on my Scarlet Macaw, I decided to take a brief break to work on a smaller project. I’m calling this piece “Butterfly Flowers”. It’s a drawing that’s actually drawn across two art cards. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of using two cards before but I find it to be a neat little idea to create a diptych piece on art cards. I may even try doing triptych in the future.
Anyhoo, I was in the mood for something that involved butterflies and flowers. This was inspired by a few tattoo designs and has a more design feel to it. I’ll get back to the Macaw when I finish this one but I have to admit, this was a much needed break, I was starting to resent that red parrot for how much work it required. Ever get angry at your own artwork?
I got this little goldfish all finished and ready for a new home. The fins were a bit tedious. From a distance it may look as though those are lines I drew for the fins but rather they are rows of dots. Trying to keep those dots as straight as possible so that they would look like lines was a challenge that I’m so glad to be finished with. This drawing actually turned out better than I thought so I’m content with the finished piece. 😌
First Humpback whales and now fish. I’m keeping with this aquatic and marine theme that was started with my last drawing. Since it’s been a minute since I did an art card I decided for my next one I’d ink up a Butterfly Telescope Eye goldfish. Now there was a time when I used to want a tank of beautiful fish, this being one of them but I always had a cat and figured that probably wouldn’t be a good combination of pets. You can probably image the horror I might encounter. So drawing fishes is probably safer.
So here’s a little progress shot of my third piece for my “Share The Earth” series. While I’ve been working on this I’ve been wondering what should I draw for my fourth and final piece for the series. So far it’s a toss up between cheetahs and elephants. I like both so it’s a little difficult to decide. What do you think? Which would you like to see drawn, an elephant or a cheetah? 😊
Did you know the temperature of the sand where sea turtles lay their eggs effects the gender of the embryo? The warmer the sands are the more females are born. The cooler the sands, the more males are born. With rising climates and warmer temperatures more females are being born which could lead to an imbalance in the ratio of the genders and potentially a collapse in the sea turtle population.
This is my first completed piece for my four part art card series on animals effected by climate change. 😊