December 13, 2018

Blue Bird Derwent Inktense

Blue Bird Inktense Watercolor Illustration

I'm still exploring the Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. 

Blue Bird Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencil Illustration By Tawnya Boe

December 9, 2018

Whimsical Inktense Bird Illustrations

A Bit of Whimsy in These Birds

In this post I want to share two more bird illustrations created with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. The first piece reminds me of an icy-cold winter scene with the digital effects. Perfect for a Minnesota winter. ;-) The second bird perches in a warmer climate, of course, with the yellow background. 

Whimsical Winter Bird Derwent Inktense Watercolor Illustration by Tawnya Boe

Whimsical Bird on Branch Derwent Inktense Watercolor Illustration by Tawnya Boe

December 8, 2018

Black-Capped Chickadee Bird and Berries Art

Black-Capped Chickadee Illustration

I'm beginning to realize that Black-Capped Chickadees are one of my favorite birds. Every artist's Chickadee interpretation touches my heart and I find myself saying "Awe, so sweet". When I see them bouncing from branch to branch in the yard, I like to mimic their calls.

Here is another rendition of a Chickadee I made initially with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

Black-Capped Chickadee Inktense Watercolor Illustration Art by Tawnya Boe

December 7, 2018

Bird Designs - Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencil

Whimsical Bird Illustrations for December

Here are a couple of my bird designs created with Derwent Inktense pencils. I absolutely love Minnesota winters, so I'm not sure where the tropical color scheme came from for this set of birds!

Derwent Inktense pencils are permanent after they are activated with water. It's always interesting to see how the pigment settles. :0)
Blue Bird Illustration With Derwent Inktense Pencils by Tawnya Boe

September 21, 2018

Biro - Ball Point Pen and Ink Illustrations

Bear Pen and Ink Drawings

Hello everyone! Having a good week? Since the middle of August, I've been on bear kick. ♡ 😁 I tried sketching a few and they were completely wonky, so I turned my attention to bear studies for my Draw 180 Art Challenge. Some of these are Black Bear but most are Grizzly Bears. I've drawn only in Bic Cristal or Bic Bold ball point pen, so you get to see mistakes and all! 😉

September 14, 2018

Kitty & the Dragonfly - Colored Pencil and Watercolor Illustration

Hello my fellow creatives - haaaapppppy Friiiiiday! 😁

Introducing: Kitty & the Dragonfly 

I'm trying to awaken my creative juices. I experimented with two new techniques this week: 1) Blending wax based color pencil with Turpenoid and stump and 2) using 3D foam tape to pop the kitty forward - so it's Paper-crafting meets Fine art. Haha...

It was so much fun to explore. I love the soft effect of the blend, which reminds me of an African Violet plant texture. I used Arches hot press cotton (my least fav watercolor stock - saunders waterford w.c. is my #1 fav - but I had scrap for this experiment). I'll try this again on different papers in the future.  😉  Take the best 😇 care of yourselves and have a good rest of the weekend! Beeee inspired. 😊

September 7, 2018

Autumn Harvest - Watercolor Series

Autumn Harvest - Watercolor Series

I sketched out and began painting this short series late in August. The title of these pieces are (top left, top right, bottom): Friendly Garden Cat, Lazy Rabbit, and Pumpkin Delight.