Jun 24, 2016

State Birds and Flowers Coloring Pages

It's been a while since I posted because I've spent the last few months working on my 50 state birds and flowers coloring book. That's a lot of drawings! But I finally finished up all 50 states, and have even colored in a few. Here I have colored in Maryland's state bird and flower, the Baltimore Oriole and the Black-eyed Susan. Such a striking bird with its glowing orange against black, and the bright orange daisies are a perfect match.


You can see the black and white line art for all the coloring pages on my Art Licensing website pages. This coloring book is being published by Fox Chapel Publishing. I'm not sure when they plan on having this book on the market but I'm hoping they're planning on getting it out in time for the holiday shopping season this fall. Coloring books make great stocking stuffers!

Apr 27, 2016

Coloring Book of State Birds - California

It's been a while since I posted because I've been busy working away at my state birds and flowers coloring book. Twenty drawings done, 30 more to go! It's going to be tight to make my May deadline. But I thought I'd take a minute to share another image, this time of my home state of California, featuring the quail and the golden poppy.



Apr 1, 2016

Coloring Book of State Birds

I haven't posted in a while since I got side-tracked from my owl painting. I've been commissioned to do a coloring book of the 50 state birds and flowers. That's a lot of birds and flowers to draw so it's been keeping me busy! Here's a little preview featuring my state, WA, bird and flower, the goldfinch and rhododendron.


Feb 8, 2016

New Deer Painting - Aspen Woods Whitetail

Another newly completed original oil painting of a whitetail buck in autumn, aspen trees golden yellow with fall colors.

http://pixels.com/featured/whitetail-deer-in-aspen-woods-crista-forest.html

Aspen Woods Whitetail
8"x10" oil

Feb 5, 2016

New Mini Painting - Bay Horse Portrait

I've spent the past several months painting digitally so it's been a really long time since I created an actual physical painting, but you didn't think I could stay away from the paint brush and oils forever, did you? Every once in a while I've got to put oil to canvas. So here's my first oil painting of 2016!

It's a little more painterly than my usual detailed style. But I've decided to reserve my detailed style for digital paintings and loosen up on the oil paintings to give them distinctive styles. I also felt like getting really bold with the colors on this one just for the fun of it. Hope you like it!

http://forestwildlifeart.com/horses-blood-bay-mini-painting.htm

Blood Bay Horse Portrait
6"x6" oil

Jan 27, 2016

Birds In Maple Tree Coloring Page Partly Colored

I started coloring in the birds coloring page I made last week so you could get an idea of how it will look when you color it in. I'm going for natural autumn colors but you can, of course, color it with spring colors, or crazy neon colors, or whatever you want.

I'm coloring this in with Photoshop but it gives you an idea of what it might look like with some felt markers.


Coloring it in myself is also good for me to see how fun or challenging it is and gives me things to consider when designing my next adult coloring page. So it's a good thing to do to learn as well as have fun.

See the blank page in my previous post here if you haven't already.


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