A spring illustration to ease the waiting


Welcome to the weekend on my blog

A spring illustration to ease the waiting for… definitely warmer weather, but also my blogging mojo to return. This is the first and one and only blog post in a week. That has not happened in a while…

And while I still do not have my blogging mojo back, this week I started getting back into drawing. All week I have been following several online training exercises e.g. draw 5 different tea cups of 5 different cats etc. And when I say draw I mean illustrate i.e. ink, not painting them. Doing this I filled quite a few pages in my sketchbook even though I only spent maybe 30 minutes each day.

All that inspired me yesterday morning to start working on a new coloring page, a spring illustration (not inspired by our current weather). Below you will see the pencil sketch, done very lightly, so I had to darken it a lot for you to see, in one of my sketchbooks, but then, and I am not sure why, I decided to ink the picture on my iPad Pro in ProCreate. Maybe I had in the back of my mind the idea to fill the real paper with watercolor? I don’t know.

In any case, the page is not finished. As you can see the top, where the spiral was has to be cropped and there is a lot of the detail missing. Detail that I didn’t even pencil in. What I have in mind is to add small details to all the creatures and plant e.g. the worm will get stripes, the birds will get ‘feathers’ etc. Once the page is done, I think, it will be quite something to color in. Any takers?

Other then that we have been working on David’s website and will do some more today. He will be adding a whole sub-section dedicated to his game development. Some of you may remember ‘The Witch Game’. Well, that was actually only a training project to get to know the game developing software. Now he has been working on the real game. The one with a story to tell, a story idea that he had in his head for… a long time.

That’s what we will be doing today. I hope you’re having a great Sunday.Cheers,



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WIP – a pen & ink spring illustration

in my sketchbook with ink added in ProCreate App

13 thoughts on “A spring illustration to ease the waiting”

  1. what a sweet drawing Claudia! Personally I much prefer posting once a week-maybe twice now. I don’t know how so many post on a daily basis. Happy PPF and happy Sunday too!

  2. Well it certainly says Spring even if you had left the word out. Every creature speaks of the coming of spring and all that it means. I did copy it and will take a stab at coloring it if I have the time. Will let you know how that goes. Glad that you are still with us ….

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. I’d love to put that drawing on a nice size canvas and color it in and then put it on my mantle for a nice backdrop for my Easter/Spring mantle which I have yet to decorate! Love it…

  4. I cannot believe I am actually watching snow flutter down outside my window!!! For real, still with the white stuff. And it’s freaking cold and windy, so nothing like Spring at all. This seems to happen later and later each year, and I fear we will eventually just lose the season all together and head into summer suddenly!! LOL My girls would definitely colour that page! They have an odd fascination with worms. *shrugs*


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