Welcome to the World

Momma finch's fledglings hatched! They look like little disgruntled fuzzballs. Watering the fern is definitely a challenge these days. Hopefully, I'm not giving them an unwanted shower each time. 😨
Baby birds
Baby finches

Out to Sea

Below is my first attempt at using pastels. Hopefully, you can tell it's a seascape. 😉 Pastels are difficult for me because I can't quite get the detail I like, and everything looks soft and unfocused. I'm going to need lots of practice.

Seascape in pastels

The Eyes Have It

I've been practicing different facial features, starting with the eyes. These sketches were done in colored pencils. I'm using Prismacolor and Derwent brand pencils. 

Derwent Colored Pencil
Colored Pencil Sketch - Eyes

Random Sketches

The following two sketches are pretty random. I was flipping through the book "Drawing Using the Right Side of Your Brain" and decided to try a couple of them. We had terrible weather yesterday, so it was nice to curl up in a comfortable spot and spend the afternoon drawing.

Sketch of Knight on Horse



Portrait sketch of random man

Beautiful spring

Spring is here in a big way. We are having wonderful weather today. Mild and sunny. Everyone seems to be enjoying it. It's the sort of day that makes you take your shoes off and sink your toes into the grass. I'm sitting on the back deck with a cup of coffee, living life. 

Lizard on deck
Wee lizard friend

flower, weed
Tiny weed in backyard

Dewberries
Unripe dewberries

Unopened geranium blossom
Geranium bud

pink flower, green leaves
Impatien bud beginning to open

Roxie Part Two

Here's the finished sketch of Roxie. Also shown is Roxie as a Impressionist print.

Graphite drawing, Zebra
Finished Sketch

Zebra Print
Print of Sketch

Roxie (WIP)

My latest project is a sketch that I hope to develop into a larger canvas for either pastels or watercolors. I call her "Roxie". She's coming along, but I almost burned the family dinner working on her stripes. Oops.

Zebra sketch, art
"Roxie" in progress