My Patient Drawing Board

“Riverbed” (wip)

Finally the snow has come and it looks like winter outside my door. Up until this weekend the landscape has stayed in an Autumn state, which was unusual for this time of year. And for someone who actually looks forward to bundling up in sweaters, scarves and sipping on hot chocolate, I was starting to feel a bit depressed that there was no blanket of snow to greet me when I stepped outside my door. But Nature, if not always on time, she’s always faithful. We got a good 8 inches of snow over weekend along with freezing rain and gusts of wind, which was perfect for settling in for a few days and getting some work done.
Having been a bit distracted with other things and my Riverbed drawing has unfortunately been the victim of back burneritis (I just made that up). I had been feeling guilty about that. Thankfully my drawing board is forgiving and waited patiently for my return. I was able to get a little inking done over the weekend. It’s not much but it’s progress. I’m aiming to have this done by the weekend in between making pocket journals. To my surprise my “Buddha Tao” set has been well received and I’m having to replenish my stock more frequently than anticipated. I only make two sets at a time, so I have to spend a day getting those done. But that’s a welcomed problem I don’t mind having. I really enjoy making journals. 😀

A Art Card Diptych Drawing

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?

Goldfish

Goldfish by Q. Rumbley

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. 😌

Keeping With This Aquatic Theme

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.

Cheetahs or Elephants?

“Honeybee” (wip)

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? 😊