Here's a bird. This was my first experiment using orange to gray up blue. The original, a wikipedia commons photo, is below.

Failed: First attempt at a human portrait

Well, my first attempt at a portrait failed. I tried using the texture fixative on the paper, but apparently it wasn't sealed enough. I was hoping the pencil oil and binder would seal the pores in the paper. 

Der Schmetterling

This is supposed to be a monarch butterfly. The original photo is in the wikimedia commons, also below.

Rexxar with bubbles

Colorful bubbles make me happy. Ferrets make me happy. Merge the two and I'm thrilled.


So, this is my koala in colored picture. I like the background, star-like dust, and the leaves. I don't like my koala. In the picture, the koala looks fuzzy, not furry. I haven't figured out how to do fuzzy yet.

Basket boy

Photographing a moving, squirming, small creature is difficult. Rexxar is a moving, squirming, small creature.

Evie's bubbles

Happy kitten.


Evening is my new kitten. Her job description is twofold: pet me and stalk, terrorize, and murderize mice. So far, she excels at one task and sucks at the othe


Lauren went to Africa and took a bunch of pictures. Some were of this little red bird. So, that was my next drawing experiment. I was trying to keep the background trees in the background and stuff like that. This is colored pencil. I'm going to try this with acrylic paints too.

Harvest Moon

My favorite artist did a video on how to make this moon painting, kind of Bob Ross style but with acrylics.

Forest and Fireflies

My favorite artist made a tutorial on how to do this paiting. It's kind of a Bob Ross style, but with acrylics.

Ms. Ellie

Ellie is a foster ferret I have. I "copied" this picture from her mug shot for the humane society. I didn't do too great. I have problems delineating fur vs. body. I'm learning. It's a process.

Two flowers and a fence

Three days after she moved in with me, grandma had a stroke.

Moon rat

Rat and moon

Colorful bird

The background is colored pencil and I kind of like it. I like the wood too, but I don't like the leaves this time.

Sting moves

Puppies like to move and Sting is a puppy. 


The reference photo was included in the challenge.


Simple. I wanted to draw something simple.

Kids' Crayola colored pencils

Crayola colored pencils don't blend very well, which is probably why they are so cheap.

Donut planet

Imagine living on a torroid, or donut-shaped, planet.

Captivation bubbles

Mantis shrimp can make super captivtion bubbles.

Underwater scene

Here's a sea turtle and a boxy fish.

Closeup of a ferret face

Ferret face closeup

Odin, Hugin, Munin

March challenge

Something swimming, something flying, sun or moon

Seagull and flying fish

March challenge

Something flying, something swimming, sun or moon