This is my first large-scale artwork about the winter season. Probably, I haven’t done anything like it before, because so many things I love to draw bloom only in spring or summer.
Winter is a time of contrasts: white snow, black trees, and small inclusions of something greyish.
This season can be fun, and it is so beautiful – if we pay enough attention to see this beauty.In the country where I live, climatic winter lasts for several months. Quite a considerable period of time! It’s up to people, whether to be happy during the cold and predictably greyish months or not. 🙂
This artwork is an embodiment of the wish to be happy and joyful in winter. A snowy forest is full of life!
This artwork’s creation process with photos and videos is below! 🙂
The pencil underdrawing:
The inking part shots:
A couple of short videos:
Creating the tree texture
Drawing the squirrel
I believe it is very important to observe real things to be able to draw them and keep the mind constantly full of nice ideas. 🙂
For example, I got the inspiration to put a bird’s nest into the artwork from this photo (my husband brought me this beauty from one of his outdoor adventures):
How I worked on the nest:
I also collect various natural objects. They are simply gorgeous! 😀
By the way, collection natural objects is a great and extremely useful tradition when it comes to taking photos of artworks 🙂 Isn’t it adorable to see bright colorful elements accompanying a black and white ink drawing?
I hope you enjoyed the artwork and the process. 🙂 Thank you for watching!
And let your winters be full of joy and happy moments 😀