Hawaiian Breeze

Good afternoon, coming from a very on-edge artist!

I just finally got my laptop's internet to work. I'm still
on-edge because I'm afraid it will stop working any second.

I've been wanting to share my recent art for over a month!

I was feeling very in the mood for a summer day when I drew this
girl with a tropical flower in her hair.


I love winter.


But I've been missing spring and summer sooo much lately.
I just want to walk on a beach again...
And hike in our back woods...
And go horseback riding...

It will come quick, I know.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Praise the Lord!


Hand Lettering is Back!

Happy November!

Goodness, I've been so MIA lately.
I'm sorry I haven't updated since...yikes...June?!

I honestly have not been doing much art lately,
but last month, I made these three hand-letterings!

I hope you enjoy them :)

Aah, yes, I watched 'The Lord of the Rings' last month
and I had to use one of Aragorn's the quotes in my art.

Have a lovely evening!
And thank you so very much for viewing!


Aurora Borealis Watercolor

I've seen many photos taken of solitary tents set in the middle
of a snowy landscape under the northern lights...
And I want to do that someday.

Have a lovely evening :)


Under the Sea

I have not stopped my drawing/painting! My internet wasn't working
for over a week, and I wasn't able to share my latest watercolor.

It's working now, so here ya go!

This was so much fun to do - especially the bright colors :)

Have a lovely evening!


Simple Penned Eye Tutorial

I forgot how much I love drawing eyes!

Especially with pens ;)

Step 1 - Eye shape

Draw the top and bottom lids of the eye, leaving the bottom lid split in two, slightly curved lines. 

 Step 2 - Outer iris and pupil

Add the outer iris, imagining a full circle with the top hidden beneath the eyelid.

Then add the pupil, leaving an open-ended triangle on the top left part of the pupil (this will be a highlight later).

After that, draw the crease of the upper lid.

 Step 3 - Eyelashes

Draw some eyelashes! Start from the top of the eye and create some small, graceful lines that curve upward. Try to make them overlap the eye just a bit, to show that they grow out from the top lid.

Do the same for the shorter eyelashes on the lower lid.

 Step 4 - Pupil and highlight

Time to darken the pupil.

Here, I made the top three quarters of the pupil as bold as possible. Careful not to hit the highlight!

I left the bottom quarter of the pupil lighter than the rest, and added some very faint curved lines on either side of the pupil. This will act as the less-noticeable highlight in the eye. If I'm being too detailed, no worries. Just pen in the entire pupil and forget the highlight!
 Step 5 - Highlight

Draw the outline of the highlight as faintly as possible. Very simple. It's basically a curved rectangle
 Step 6 - The beautiful iris!

This part is different for every eye I've drawn. 

First, make sure you don't pen very much on the bottom right part of the eye!

Now that I've given you that warning, all you need to do is lightly pen some small zigzags randomly between the pupil and the outer iris. 
 Step 7 - Shadowing

Start at the top of the eye where the shadow will be darkest. Lighten your shading as you near the pupil. Leave the highlights completely white.
Step 8 - Eyebrow and finishing touches

Draw a fine eyebrow. The deepest part of the eyebrow is on the left, curved down to where the nose would be. The arc of the eyebrow sits over the rest of the eye, ending in a fine edge on the far right.

Add a bit of shading to the upper lid, and you're done!