Drawing a Kitty

Here is a few steps of my colored pencil drawing of a kitty. I like to draw the outline and then add a light color over the entire canvas. …and go back over adding layer upon layer of more color. Until I have the shades that I want… and then I go finish by deepening the color. Here is a …

Draw A Seahorse

A number of years ago I did a handful of pieces for a kid’s story magazine called CONFETTI…and they did an article about SEAHORSES. Here is the first page of one of the stories, and the two spot illustrations that I did for them. Here is a Draw Page that you can print out and draw a seahorse with your …

Fun ABC Bugs!

Here’s an cockroach character I made way back in the 70s…there was a series for tee shirts for a group and this one of the sketches, this one in particular was not picked…but, I still thought it was fun. I recently made a series of ‘bug-illustrations’ and made an ABC poster. Here is a snap of my granddaughter saying her …

Here Comes Santa Claus

This was for a kid’s magazine story (somewhere around 2002-03, I think) The little girl sitting on Santa’s lap gets bubble gum all through his beard..Santa has a dilemma because he needs to have his beard on Christmas Eve (obviously, LOL). So, he gets lots & lots of whipped cream to save-the-day!!!! By using the whipped cream to look like …

Another Day of Fishing

I found these old photos of a series of drawings and paintings that I did for a magazine article about some guy fishing. I took photographs of my husband, and used them as models. The only things that I have from that project are these little snapshots of the finished illustrations. They’re small and fuzzy but…you can get an idea …

Colored Pencils on Day 15

It’s Day 15 of my Walking Down Memory Lane Month. Well, these aren’t really all that old of a memory , I think maybe 2012-13…but…it’s no secret that I love colored pencils. and… I found these really cool little ART CARDS, they make them in watercolor paper, and illustration board and others…but the one that I found so much fun …

For the Birds

The above painting was for a book I illustrated and the one below is from a wedding card. You can Draw A Pretty Blue Bird, click here for the DrawPage. Have fun drawing & coloring with your kids. -Rose PS: Send me a scan or photo of you & your kid’s drawings, I’d love to see them and add them …

Read a good poster

Here it is the 13th day of Illustration Month & the second day of Read Posters. Well, here is a painting from back in 2008: Which was turned into a educational poster to motivate reading. I have been inspired to get back into the habit of making a new one each year. But, here is a link to get one …

Draw An Owl

Reading Posters

Today & tomorrow I’ll show you a couple of older READING Posters. This one is from 2006, and most every year I painted one for librarians and teachers to purchase for their classrooms. In order to encourage their students to read more. They are also available from my Zazzle Shop. Here’s a link to Draw An Owl, have fun drawing …