This is part 2 – this page starts in August 2020 (click here to return to part 1)
I didn’t realize when I started publishing my drawings/artwork that the page was going to get so long! I also think that most people don’t really want to keep scrolling all the way to the bottom to see the newest work. So I’ve started ‘page 2’ of my artwork – and on this page the newest work will be at the top of the page – and then you can scroll down for older work. I hope folks enjoy it!
Here’s my latest creation:
October 22, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Joel Creates. Another fun Halloween season inspired drawing – and it got a lot of great feedback when I posted it on social media. 3-D pumpkin-like lettering was fun to make. I like the techniques I learned doing this one!
October 22, 2021 – Inspriation/Tutorial: Prettyep1cART – The gal who does these tutorials (I’m sorry I don’t know her name) showed some quick and easy ways to create animal portraits – either for fun or to make portraits for folks. I picked a nice photo of a dog I found on unsplash.com to use as my model to create this drawing. I really like this technique – and will probably use it again!
October 22, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Genevieve’s Design Studio. Cute little Ghost animation to kick-off the Halloween season. I think he turned out cute. I like Genevieve’s art – she illustrates children’s books and I like how they look.
October 21, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Art with Flo. This was a fun landscape/mural to create. Learned how to use photos as texture – fun technique!
October 18, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Prettyep1cART on youtube. This is our cat Gadget – using a technique I learned from this artist who does personalized pet portraits. He turned out cute!
October 15, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Tatyworks. This cute kitty-in-a-box was fun and unexpectedly easy to make following Taty’s great steps. Turned out cute!
October 15, 2021 Inspiration/tutorial: Joel Creates. Wolf in the moonlight scene – was fun to create and although I’ve made similar drawings – I always enjoy this style – it’s satisfying to make something like this.
October 8, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Joel Creates. This was a very quick and fun drawing – love the creative technique to create it.
October 5, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Genevieve’s Design Studio. After following her tutorial to create the cute sloth – I decided to try it again with a slightly different style but using some of Genevieve’s techniques – I like hers SO much better! But I think this was good practice.
October 5, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Genevivee’s Design Studio. Loved following her technique to create this cute little sloth fellow. He looks so content!
October 1, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Art with Flo. This was a fun face drawing that added a few new techniques to my toolbox.
October 1, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Tatyworks. This was a great ‘how to’ tutorial by Tatyworks that I really enjoyed following. I will apply the techniques I learned here to other drawings. When I posed it on social media – Tatyworks commented with positive feedback – that’s always nice!
September 30, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Genevieve’s Design Studio. This was a fun and cute little hamster and I like the cartoony style of this kind of drawing – I still can’t make the leap though to create this kind of thing ‘from scratch’ – but I’m working on it!
September 30, 2021 Here was a quick and simple tutorial by Vicky Diverdibujos – I also learned about special brushes in Procreate that can actually have two colors – she created a brush with two dimensions – and it helped create the fluffy look of this little stuffed dog. I think he turned out cute. I added the background because I thought it looked better with it.
September 21, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Every Tuesday (Teela). This is intentionally ‘rough textured’ but I’m not sure I like this style – enjoyed following the tutorial though!
September 21, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Bardot Brush. I always enjoy Lisa Bardot’s drawing videos – she’s one of my favorite teachers – she makes me work a little harder for my results but as a result I think I learn more from her too.
September 20, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Guenevieve’s Design Studio. Created this cute dog drawing – love the style and hope to apply the technique to future drawings.
September 20, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: (Lisa) Bardot Brush. Just a fun bubble drawing – with a ‘retro’ look – cute!
September 17, 2021 – Tutorial/inspiration: Tatyworks. This was a fun scene to create with interesting textures that I hadn’t used before. I like the peaceful feeling – wish I could go sit in that chair!
September 13, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Art with Flo. This was a tutorial created by Flo that also included a section on how to make it 3D/Augmented Reality – but I didn’t take it to that level – I’m pleased with how it turned out though!
September 10, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Every Tuesday. Another fun flower drawing technique from Teela.
September 7, 2021 Inspiration/Tutorial: Jennifer Nichols Skillshare. Now that Fall is here – it’s fun to make fall themed artwork. This was a fun scene to create and I like the colors. I might want to make something like this on a merch t-shirt.
August 20, 2021 – Took a skillshare class by Brenda Bakker – fun portraits. I really liked learning this technique!
August 20, 2021 – This was from a “You can Draw This” tutorial by Art with Flo. She has a few variations I will try too – I need to do a few more to feel like I’ve learned the technique – it’s cute!
August 16, 2021 – Created this by following a tutorial by Art with Flo – I believe it was a Patreon-only XL drawing – I enjoyed learning how to do the texture in the rocks – plan on incorporating the technique in future art!
August 6, 2021 – Although this was inspired by a tutorial by Art with Flo – it is my own work – using techniques I learned from her.
August 6, 2021 This medallion was created by following a tutorial by ArtwithFlo – she also had a follow-up tutorial on how to ‘switch out’ the drawing in the medallion – I will probably try that at some point in the near future.
July 30, 2021 – a quick and fun seascape tutorial by ArtWithFlo – I like the technique to create the fern – I will probably use that again!
July 26, 2021. NOT MY DESIGN – My husband has fond memories of a restaurant that used to exist in our valley – and he found a photo of a match-book from there and asked me to recreate it. This is my recreation of that design – and I made it into a Tee-shirt for him.
July 23, 2021 – Discovered a new artist who creates interesting drawings with fun techniques – he’s on youtube under “Joel Creates” – I like the glowing effect and the way the water turned out!
July 23, 2021 – Another artist on youtube created this tutorial – and of course since I love the ocean – I had to give it a try. This is by Siakula – I enjoyed learning the process to create the wave effect.
July 22, 2021 – This was a fun tutorial by Tatyworks. Learned how to make the wator-color techniques and the clay tile/bricks. I enjoyed this!
July 16, 2021 – This was from a Skillshare class by Art with Flo. More fun techniques to add to my toolbox.
July 16, 2021 Another fun tutorial by Artwithflo – love the palm trees – I can almost hear the waves in the background!
June 29, 2021 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy – created this after watching some tutorials by Tatyworks and Artwithflo and wanted to try out the technique on my own. turned out cute! This was inspired by other artwork – but my own design.
June 29, 2021 Another ‘original’ artwork after seeing similar drawings by Art with Flo and Tatyworks. He was fun to create. I used the symmetry tool like the tiger below – but didn’t add the funky patterns.
June 28, 2021 A fun summer drawing I did by following a tutorial by Tatyworks. I like how the ice cubes turned out!
June 28, 2021 This is from a quick and fun tutorial by Every Tuesday.
June 24, 2021 – A fun tutorial by ArtWithFlo using the symmetry tool in Procreate. The twist here was using the funky patterns for the various elements of the drawing. I like it but I need more practice before I can determine if I’d use it much or not.
June 8, 2021 Another fun galaxy tutorial – this time by James Julier. I know I don’t post a lot of ‘original’ art on here yet – but hopefully that will change/evolve going forward – right now I and trying to concentrate on drawings and also SVG designs for T-shirts and other artsy things to sell in my etsy store – so I’m a bit scattered!
May 27, 2021 This was a fun scene to create – following a tutorial by James Julier. I especially like the palm-tree technique and will use it again!
May 27, 2021 – Galaxy fun following a tutorial by Art with Flo.
May 21, 2021 – This was a fun beach scene tutorial by Tatyworks. The only part I didn’t draw was the lady on the float – but I really had fun learning how to do the various bands of water and sand and making them look more realistic – I will use this technique a lot, I think!
May 21, 2021 – This was a fun tutorial from Art with Flo. I may try him again sometime and draw in some scales – but this is a cool stylized look.
April 30, 2021 – This was a fun tutorial by BeeJayDel. I’m going to try some different styles of frogs soon for another project… hope they turn out as cute!
April 23, 2021 – A simple but pretty calm water scene from a tutorial by Art with Flo.
April 23, 2021 – I hurt my back (lifting something I shouldn’t have) so I haven’t drawn for a couple weeks – wanted to ease back in with some quick tutorials. This was a fun one from Art with Flo.
April 5, 2021 – A fun tutorial from Bee Jay Del – a ‘pixar like’ little chick for Easter. I learned a little more about shading/highlighting on this one.
A fun/simple animation from a tutorial by Every Tuesday – March 30, 2021 – cute and fun!
March 29, 2021 – This was a fun and cute tutorial by Tatyworks. I like how fuzzy he looks! An Easter Chick – celebrating spring!
March 29, 2021 – Moonlight landscape tutorial from Art with Flo – something quick and satisfying.
March 26, 2021 – This was just a fun technique I learned by Art with Flo – I didn’t get creative with it – but will likely play with this technique at some point in the future.
March 19, 2021 – Fun Food-truck drawing by Art with Flo – this was so much fun! Flo even included it as an example of her student’s work – during the beginning of another video (don’t blink or you’ll miss it!).
March 2021 – Flo created this in honor of ‘earth hour’ which will be March 28th – where everyone turns off their lights for 1 hour. I like doing ‘space’ drawings, and enjoyed this one!
March 2021 – This was based on a tutorial by James Julier – I love coastal landscapes – and couldn’t wait to try this one – I’m fairly happy with it – I like the colors and the effect of the sun reflected off the ‘wet’ sand. I need more work on water – and already have some exercises picked out to work on.
March 2021 – another Art with Flo tutorial – this was quick and fun. Sort of cheating with the building ‘stamps’ but I like the effects.
March 2021 – a fun city-scape with kitty – I enjoyed this tutorial from Art with Flo. I learned a couple of new tricks for my toolbox.
March 2021 – a nice quick confidence builder from a tutorial by Art With Flo – I hadn’t drawn for a few days and wanted to start with an easy one. I’m happy with how this turned out.
March 2, 2021 – an island on a lake based on a drawing by James Julier. I will probably go back and sharpen up some of the images at some point but from a few steps away I like it!
February 2021 – this was from an Art with Flo tutorial – I like the techniques I learned while making this one.
Another fun tutorial by Art with Flo – this one is her take on Mount Fuji. I hope to see it in person some day – if travel ever becomes a thing again!
A quick and fun ‘sticker’ tutorial from Art with Flo – February 2021.
February 23, 2021 – a fun tutorial by #tatyworks – love this fun technique of making a wave!
February 8, 2021. This was based on a tutorial by James Julier. I need to draw more – I’ve been working on other artistic endeavors – but I missed doing this!
January 16, 2021. A simple but pretty card drawing from a tutorial by Every Tuesday
January 15, 2021 – A fun swing drawing based on a tutorial by Art With Flo
December 24, 2020 – Holiday social-media ‘card’ I made by following a tutorial by James Julier.
December 22, 2020 – before I could make the icicles – I needed to make the ‘background’ which was from another of James Julier’s tutorials – this turned out nice – but I like more realism than impressionism – but I need to keep working on both.
December 22, 2020 – Followed a fun tutorial by James Julier to create icicles – these were surprisingly easy and fun to do!
December 22, 2020 – After completing the tutorial below – I noticed some folks online were adding colors – so I gave it a try – I think I like the plain white better.
December 22, 2020 – this was from an Art with Flo tutorial – I’ve been working on other projects and needed something to ease me back into drawing – this worked nicely!
December 11, 2020 – Followed a tutorial by James Julier – but wasn’t happy about the ‘impressionistic’ way things were too blurry so I re-did it. Here’s the result – I’m happier with it – but want to make another thing with the same technique.
November 27th – This was from a tutorial by Art with Flo – this was a fun one!
November 25, 2020 This was from a tutorial from Teela at Every Tuesday. Still need to work on my lettering, but I’d rather use my handwriting than a font…
November 17, 2020 – something a little fun. This was from a tutorial by BeeJayDel – a character from the video game “Among Us.” I haven’t tried the game yet, but I’ve watched some folks playing it on Twitch – and it looks fun. I’ll have to give it a try some time!.
November 17, 2020. This pretty feather was from a tutorial by Teela @Every Tuesday. I changed the quote – (I really need to practice better writing!).
November 16, 2020 A fun ‘You can Draw this” tutorial from Art with Flo – which she created just for her patreons. I really enjoyed this quick and easy drawing.
November 13, 2020. This turned out so cool! It was from an “Art with Flo” tutorial – and I learned some cool techniques. I added the little ripple ring around the base of the tree and I’m not happy with it – I’ll probably keep tweaking that – but other than that, I’m pretty happy with it!
November 12, 2020. This has been an interesting week. After nearly 22 years of working for Kaiser Permanente – this week I was laid-off – due to budget concerns because of COVID-19. So this week – I puttered around the house – did some cleaning/organizing and pouting – and then I worked on this. This was a tutorial by Teela @ Every Tuesday. Her note had another quote in it, but I wanted to use this. In spite of losing my job – I’m still incredibly blessed and grateful.
November 7, 2020 – Misty Meadow – from a James Julier tutorial. I’m tempted to go in and add more realism to the trees and background – but keep reminding myself it’s impressionistic…
November 7, 2020 – Lightning bolts – from a tutorial by James Julier – in honor of the storm we were supposed to get today! (we got some rain – but no light show!)
November 7, 2020 – Lemon – from a tutorial by Every Tuesday – still not a big fan of water-color – but it turned out okay I suppose – I’ll do more and come back and revisit some time.
October 29, 2020 – this was from a tutorial by James Julier. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out – very fall-like! The crows need a little more work – but I’ll revisit this after I’ve made more birds.
October 28th, 2020 – a fun fall bouquet from a tutorial by Every Tuesday – I still have more BeeJayDel Halloween drawings to do – but wanted to do some fun fall drawings as well.
October 27, 2020 – another fun tutorial from “Every Tuesday” – Pumpkin Spice.
October 27, 202 – This was from an “Every Tuesday” tutorial – I like the foliage techniques I learned with this one!
I still wasn’t happy with the dog, so I made another attempt. I’m happier with the dog, but it’s not the right hue/color to go with the rest of the scene – I tried making the dog darker and it lost the detail and personality. I think I’ll leave it for now, and revisit it at another time.
I posted my dog in the mist on one of the creative artist boards and got a lot of helpful feedback on how to improve – here’s an ‘improved’ version – better mist/fog – and hopefully a little more dimension to the dog
October 18, 2020 -This is an attempt at re-creating a photo I have of a dog standing in the mist – at the shore. It’s not how I wanted it – but hopefully I can try again in a few months and see progression?
October 18, 2020 – This was based on a tutorial from James Julier. I like how peaceful it looks.
October 17, 2020 – This was another fun “31 days of Halloween” tutorial from BeeJayDel. He used a different type of shading and highlights in this one than he’s done in previous drawings – nice to have another tool in the toolbox.
October 17, 2020 – This was an Art with Flo “You Can Draw This” tutorial – fun technique to learn!
October 17, 2020 – This was from an Art with Flo tutorial – not sure I like the stylized technique, but I appreciate learning it – to see if I can apply it to other art.
October 11, 2020 – just another spooky October scene – I created by combining some things from recent tutorials.
October 10, 2020 – This was such a fun tutorial – another of BeeJayDel’s 31-days of Halloween. A fun vampire and his pet bat!
October 10, 2020 – Part of BeeJayDel’s “31 Days of Halloween” – this was a fun cauldron to draw!
October 7, 2020 – another BeeJayDel tutorial – this was fun – I might do another version with a more realistic looking moon… I enjoyed this one!
October 7, 2020 – Cute little black cat for Halloween – another fun BeeJayDel tutorial.
October 5, 2020 – This was another fun and cute tutorial from BeeJayDel. Love these quick, and easy and FUN tutorials!
October 5, 2020 – another fun Halloween tutorial from BeeJayDel – part of his 31-days of Halloween series he’s doing for October. Turned out really cute!
October 3, 2020 – this was a really cute and fun tutorial from BeeJayDel. He is doing “31 days of Halloween” with a new tutorial every day of October. This was the first one I tried, and it was fun!
October 3, 2020 – another cute and fun tutorial from tatyworks – isn’t she cute!? Tatyworks’ example had some cute cupcakes and other sweets in the background but I decided to leave those out. Tatyworks has a cute kitty tutorial that I will try soon!
I found a new artist I really like! Her name is Tatiana – and her online persona is #tatyworks. This was the first tutorial of hers that I did and it was fun! She goes a bit quicker than I’m used to – but that’s what the pause button is for! At some point, I’d like to make stickers – so this was a good introduction to making stickers.
September 27, 2020 – One last drawing to cap off the weekend – I love ice cream! A more advanced tutorial from Art with Flo – I really enjoyed this one too!
September 27, 2020 – This was another “You can draw this” tutorial from Art with Flo. I love her tutorials – I wanted to do this one because I love the sea shore!
September 25, 2020 – This was a really fun tutorial from Art with Flo – I like the colors and it was fun to do!
September 22, 2020 – a cute fun “You can Draw this” tutorial from Art with Flo. This was fun to create!
September 22, 2020 – A watercolor tutorial from “Every Tuesday” to celebrate the beginning of Autumn. Wow – this has been the craziest year ever! Hard to believe it’s almost October – yet – it seems like this year has been dragging on forever. COVID – GO AWAY!
September 19, 2020 This was a fun drawing from “Every Tuesday” – I obviously need to work on my lettering! But it was fun!
September 19, 2020. Took a little break from creating drawings – and was playing a fun video game (Horizon Zero Dawn). But wanted to get some drawing in as well – This was a “You can draw this” tutorial from Art with Flo – it was quick and fun!
August 23, 2020 – tried out a style I’ve been seeing online – this is a favorite picture of my wonderful in-laws, Art and Cheryl. This is based on a photo from a wonderful cruise we took together to Easter Island.
August 23, 2020 – This was a ‘seamless pattern’ tutorial by Art with Flo. I like he fun style of this one!
I’ve been seeing very cool block-color stylized drawings that folks online are making – tried to mimic it here – this is our dog Zoey – and her beloved tennis ball! 08/22/2020
This was the latest “You can Draw this” tutorial from #Artwithflo – simple yet elegant way to create a golden sphere. 08/22/2020
This was an “Every Tuesday” tutorial that I attempted 08/19/2020 – It was an exercise to show dimension – and I guess it mostly worked – didn’t really make the plants the way I wanted – but it’s a nice technique using shadows and motion blur.
“Blood Moon” Copied this technique from “Orchino” – a user on a Facebook group I’m part of. I like the technique and made my own variation. 08/16/2020
“Olive Wreath” – August 16, 2020 – this was another light and fun tutorial by “Every Tuesday.” Even though it was really simple – I did learn a new technique from it.
“Fresh Basil” August 16, 2020 – this was from an “Every Tuesday” tutorial. I was not up for a complicated drawing today – so this was light and fun.
Almost gave up on this one. It was a Tutorial from Art with Flo – but not in her normal fashion – she recommended color picking on our own – and blocking the whole painting in first – which I struggled with quite a bit. I was just about to give up and work on something else, but decided to push myself. Glad I did – I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
This was a “You can draw this” tutorial from “Art With Flo.” It was a long and crazy week at work, and I needed a fun drawing like this to start off the weekend and get my creativity going.
This was from a tutorial from James Julier. “Woodlands with Heather – landscape.” I enjoyed making this artwork – as usual, James created an interesting and fun landscape to draw. I really enjoy his videos! – August 9, 2020
This is something a little different. I created this as an experiment – it’s a seamless pattern. It’s for things like blankets or clothing with wrap-around printing. I made it ‘cartoony’ on purpose so most of the components are not very realistic, but hopefully you can tell what they are! I’m going to try to market items for ‘print on demand’ and this is my first attempt!
Meadow with Birds “You can Draw this” tutorial with Art with Flo. This was a quick and fun tutorial. Flo used a bunch more birds than I did – oh, and one of my drawings was featured at the beginning of her video. My drawings have been featured in a few of her videos – it’s always a fun thrill when she does that – I really appreciate it! August 7, 2020
This one was a fun challenge from Art with Flo. Getting all the little details and bubbles were time consuming. I figured out about half-way through it that my sketch portion had some mistakes in it – so I had to restructure a bit and add an extra ice cube, but it turned out okay – I think. August 2, 2020
This was from a SkillShare class by Art with Flo. It took a few hours because of all of the intricate details – but I really learned a lot from it and enjoyed it quite a bit. 08/02/2020
A quick, fun “You can draw this” tutorial from Art with Flo. 08/01/2020