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? 😊

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Our Pollinators

I’ve been wanting to do a piece on bees for a while now and figured it would fit in with my “Share The Earth” series.

So far here’s my preliminary sketch for my third art card drawing of the series. It’s a little rough but it will get refined as I clean up a bit for inking. ☺

More Fur

I have to admit, fur is the most mind boggling thing to stipple but here I am about to go at it once again. Here’s the beginning of my next drawing, a snow leopard, for my “Share The Earth” series. These are some interesting creatures, survivors from the time of the saber tooth tiger, who are also known as “Ghosts Of The Mountains”, that roam the high altitudes of Central Asia. I’m rather fond of most creatures in the cat family but I haven’t given much attention to the snow leopard in favor of its more lowland cousin the cougar. So I’m learning much about this fascinating feline as I face the challenge of drawing its elusive beauty. Wish me luck. 😊

Sea Turtle

“Sea Turtle” by Q. Rumbley

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. 😊

Springing Into Something New

Happy Spring. I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods but the days have been sunny and the temps in the 40s, spring is definitely in the air. This is a time for new beginnings and new adventures so I’m bringing in the season with something new to offer: downloadable mini prints, more commonly known as “printables”. Printables are digital reproductions of original art that you can purchase, download to your computer and print yourself on your home printer and then frame it or take it to a print shop and have it professionally printed, mounted and framed just the way you like.

This is a convenient way for me to offer more variety to my creative goods as well as give people more options to how the final overall look of the piece appears.

I’m offering a mini printable of “Polar Bears” (shown above) for free to anyone who signs up for my newsletter on my website (found here). It’s a mini print with a 5×7 image size specifically formatted to be printed on any 8.5×11 paper (A4 international paper) of your choosing but for best quality try white cardstock or matte white fine art paper.

I’m venturing into new territory here so I’m still working out the kinks but I plan on also offering printable 5×7 greeting cards based on my original artwork that you can keep for yourself or give to others for any occasion. So be sure to stay tuned to see what I cook up. In the meantime go sign up for my newsletter, enjoy your free mini print and have a wonderful Spring. 😀