Thursday, April 28, 2016

Angraecum Eburneum Orchid, 2015

Angraecum Eburneum Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209501733/angraecum-eburneum-orchid-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fair

Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fair
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/247030075/mighty-midway-minnesota-state-fair-fine?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Ram Skull, 2014

Ram Skull, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/206025137/ram-skull-black-and-white-photography?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Lily, 2014

Lily, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130175547/pink-day-lily-macro-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Tortoise, Colored Pencil

Tortoise, Colored Pencil
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103339281/lonesome-george-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_active_5

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Red Roses, 2015

Red Roses, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/237585311/red-and-yellow-roses-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Oncidium Twinkle Orchid, 2015

Oncidium Twinkle Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222035774/pink-oncidium-twinkle-orchid-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Blue Mountains, Australia

Blue Mountains, Australia
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153234583/blue-mountains-jamison-valley-australian?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Hannibal the Cannibal, Graphite

Hannibal the Cannibal, Graphite
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108533634/hannibal-the-cannibal-fine-art-print?ref=shop_home_active_5

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Alcatraz Window, 2015

Alcatraz Window, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235362230/alcatraz-window-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Phalaenopsis Orchid, 2015

Phalaenopsis Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220806096/phalaenopsis-orchids-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Creepy Taxidermy, 2015

Creepy Taxidermy, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/205589162/creepy-animal-taxidermy-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Oriental Bay Owl, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Oriental Bay Owl, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/127349996/oriental-bay-owl-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Chucky, Child's Play

Chucky, Child's Play
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/112111522/chucky-good-guy-doll-from-childs-play?ref=shop_home_listings

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 Rose Calendar, download



African Spurred Tortoise, Colored Pencil

African Spurred Tortoise, Colored Pencil
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/236989802/african-spurred-tortoise-original?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Yosemite National Park, 2015

Yosemite National Park, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/236648850/yosemite-pine-trees-california-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Chrysanthemum, 2015

Chryanthemum, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209497505/chrysanthemum-macro-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Cemetery Tombstones, 2014

Cemetery Tombstones, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/208648903/cemetery-black-and-white-photography?ref=shop_home_listings

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fair

Mighty Midway, Minnesota State Fair
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/246926236/ferris-wheel-minnesota-state-fair-fine?ref=shop_home_listings

Autumn Leaves, 2014

Autumn Leaves, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207655077/autumn-leaves-macro-photography-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Yosemite National Park, 2015



Yosemite Valley, 2015
Prints via etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235277678/yosemite-valley-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Tractor, 2015

Tractor, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/247390855/tractor-farm-machinery-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Prince Rogers Nelson, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Prince, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/277660690/prince-rogers-nelson-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_listings

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016

The imagination and inspiration fled into the desert, and the artist followed. When life happens and your job, the one that funds your non-starving artist lifestyle, sucks up all of your free time, your creative process suffers. Not that I'm complaining. My job is the reason I live comfortably, but I went weeks without putting out any usable drawings. I wanted the ideas to come. They didn't. I spent my time hiding in books and counting the commas in other artists blogs (5 so far in this one). If I'm being fully honest, the last good thing I drew was this:

Morgan Freeman, Graphite
It was Sunday and the Oscars were airing that night. I had been thinking about Morgan Freeman since Valentines Day, which I spent drawing Penguins. Imagine, if you will, friendly reader, hearing Morgan Freeman's voice as you drew on that chilly Sunday afternoon. The penguins looking up at me from the Strathmore paper, encouraging me to keep drawing.

Emperor Penguins, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
The day after the Oscars, an hour after my alarm went off, I quickly realized that all of my free time was going to disappear for the foreseeable future. On lunch breaks and on the bus rides home, I drowned my sorrows in books. I had started reading the Dark Tower series. When Oy, an animal of King's mid-world described as a cross between a dog and a fox, appeared in the story, my creativity came back. It was only an afternoon, but it was more drawing time than I had had in weeks. A red fox is what the paper in front of me wanted, and who was I to say no?  Comma count: 19.

Red Fox, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
As I delved deeper into the Dark Tower series, I became obsessed with the path of the beam and the turtle that lived at the other end of it. It remained at the back of my mind while I was at work and visited me in my dreams. April arrived and with it the knowledge that I was going to have to come up with an idea for my annual Earth Day drawing, even as my work hours sapped my creative energy. Then I came across this in book seven, The Dark Tower:

See the turtle of enormous girth!
On his shell he holds the earth.
His thought is slow but always kind;
He holds us all within his mind.

My brain was flooded with ideas. I sketched daily, the weight of wanting to do a drawing inspired by King's writing and do it justice was gargantuan. The story is so huge, all encompassing, that I obsessed over it. How could one of my measly drawings ever do it justice? The self doubt is the worst feeling, but it flees from your mind when the right idea finally evolves into something workable. I look forward to the Earth Day drawing all year. The turtle smiled at me from the right side of my brain and I knew I was on to something. After all, Roland of Gilead and I wanted the same thing, to do our own small part in saving what remains of our world. Ka is a wheel.  Comma count: 28.

Earth Day 2016, Colored Pencil & Watercolor & Marker
My hope in doing the annual Earth Day drawing is to raise a little bit of awareness and to keep our planet, our home, fresh in peoples minds. As usual, I am donating some of the money raised from the sale of this drawing to the World Wildlife Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and fighting the effects of climate change. If you would like to know more or would like to donate directly you can visit their website at www.worldwildlife.org. My 2016 Earth day drawing is available via Etsy.com: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeckyTylerArt

Now that I found my creative mojo again, I look forward to future adventures in Utah this summer. Hiking, camping, drawing, and taking photos. What else can a nature loving artist ask for? The imagination and inspiration fled into the desert, and the artist followed.

Cymbidium Orchid, 2015

Cymbidium Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222036528/pink-cymbidium-orchid-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Astrantia, 2014

Astrantia, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/194062843/pink-astrantia-and-bumblebee-flower-fine?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Tractor, Farm Machinery

Tractor, Farm Machinery
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/247347722/tractor-farm-machinery-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Earth Day 2016 Drawing

Earth Day 2016
Drawing and prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/277500790/earth-day-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_listings

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wolf in Snow, Colored Pencil & Watercolor

Wolf in Snow, Colored Pencil & Watercolor
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/221398594/wolf-in-snow-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Epidendrum Orchid, 2016

Epidendrum Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220586439/epidendrum-orchids-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Antique Tractor, Farm Machinery

Tractor, Farm Machinery
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/247029925/tractor-farm-machinery-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-2

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235361848/yosemite-valley-el-capitan-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Alcatraz Prison, 2015

Alcatraz Prison, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/234809831/alcatraz-cell-bars-black-and-white?ref=shop_home_listings

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tractor, Farm Machinery

Tractor, Farm Machinery
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/247347928/tractor-farm-machinery-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-0

John Muir Woods, 2015

John Muir Woods, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235057401/fallen-tree-john-muir-woods-california?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Catasetum Orchid, 2015

Catasetum Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220915241/catasetum-orchid-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Oncidium Twinkle Orchid, 2015

Oncidium Twinkle Orchid, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220154974/white-oncidium-twinkle-orchid-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Bellagio Fountain, Las Vegas

Bellagio Fountain, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/95068628/bellagio-fountain-black-and-white-fine?ref=shop_home_listings

Monday, April 18, 2016

Yosemite National Park, 2015


Vincent Price, The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Vincent Price, The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207171854/vincent-price-in-the-abominable-dr?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Passion Flower, 2014

Passion Flower, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/167924094/passion-flower-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Roller Coaster, Minnesota State Fair

Roller Coaster, Minnesota State Fair
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/247029823/mighty-midway-roller-coaster-minnesota?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Fluffy Rabbit, 2015

Fluffy Rabbit, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/246842042/white-fluffy-rabbit-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_listings