Joys And Miracles Of Winter

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:

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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:

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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 😀

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