Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Botanical illustration of Creosote in Bloom

by Jude Cowell

Tuesday August 10, 2021: Now I know that folks familiar with desert climes must also be familiar with the Creosote bush which grows across the Southwestern United States. Knowledgeable sources inform me that cresote (Larrea tridentata) is an evergreen desert shrub that, because of photosynthesis, always faces southwest - and smells like rain!

But unfortunately, drought, lack of water, and massive fires now afflict large parts of the southwestern region of the US so true confession: I have no current information on how creosote bushes are managing such difficult conditions these days.

Therefore, I'm posting my botanical drawing Creosote in Bloom with a hope that the venerable evergreen will come through its trials and bloom freely once again!

And remember, you have a standing invitation to browse my Art Portfolio of drawings 24/7! jc

Friday, July 16, 2021

Illustration: Puppy Dog Destroys Evil Dot!

July 16, 2021: Good News!

Here from 2018 is a symbolic illustration, Puppy Dog Destroys Evil Dot, by Holden, age 6 at the time:

Thank Goodness that evil and menacing dot was destroyed by a very brave Puppy Dog!

~:~

And for those who are fond of Children's Art in general, you may wish to check out the 'ShroomHome of Merri Chimes perpetrated some time ago by yours truly!

Friday, June 04, 2021

New! Mask On Mask

June 4, 2021: For you, here is a freshly perpetrated pencil depiction currently titled, Mask On Mask:

Your Portrait of Aerica!

June 4, 2021: Here's that Portrait of Aerica we talked about:

Just barely visible: her bracelet with Chiron symbol!

Browse 24/7 and maybe purchase a pillow, art print, greeting card, or mug from my Jude Cowell Art Portfolio! Because you know that stranger things have happened...

Friday, March 05, 2021

New for You! Jude's World Art Party 2021!

March 5, 2021: Surprising even myself, I've just created another art slidehow of my favorite pencil portraits mixed with a few recent drawings and fanciful figure studies which, you may agree, have a visionary quality. Enjoy!

'Set List' in order of appearance: Jude's World Art Party 2021!, Secret Gazer, Aerica, Analise, Past Has a Way, Chironia, Hen Party, Gina, Ceres and Persephone, Hermesia, Roxy's Red Room. Do you have a favorite?

Well, guess what? More browsing awaits you in my Fine Art America Portfolio.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Imagine My Surprise When Bebe Dropped By!

February 10, 2021: As I was expecting someone else this evening, a surprise visit from Bebe took me by...well, surprise!

Monday, February 08, 2021

The Return of Hyacinth in Blue!

February 8, 2021: My suspicion is that Hyacinth in Blue has appeared in the Secret Moon Art collection before so if that's the case, then Hyacinth has returned to say, Hello You!

This Prismaclor oil and Rexel Derwent watercolour pencil (dry) 'fanciful figure study' on black paper is brought to you by Jude Cowell Art.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Portrait of Delphine Marie in progress!

January 13, 2021: Look what this morning's Capricorn New Moon inspired - a new pencil portrait was begun, this time of Delphine Marie:

Hope you'll mosey back later on for a view of Delphine's completed portrait!

Monday, January 04, 2021

New! Hermiony's Gaze by Jude Cowell

January 4, 2020: First, Happy New Year to All! Second, over the holidays a drawing has been completed! Here's 'Hermiony's Gaze' and my suspicion is that she's gazing at you, dear viewer!

Art Note: Browsing artwork is good for you...

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Portrait of 'Monica Rose' almost completed!

An End-Of-2020 Art Update from pencil artist Jude Cowell

December 26, 2020: If you by chance follow my Instagram feed at all you may have seen the first scan of my Portrait of 'Monica Rose' which, in its in-progress state, shows a whole bunch of black paper, unpenciled as of then (December 22nd). Only the bare basics are committed to paper because you have to start somewhere!

Well, below is the second scan (v2) of my drawing which is quite a bit more completed as of today. Yet as every artist knows, decisions must be made soon concerning 'her' background (if any! or should I leave her 'floating'?), the color/s of her eye shadow, the rest of the mandala behind her, and any other finishing touches which may be required.

Naturally, once such decisions are made and perpetrated, a final v3 version of Monica Rose will be published - either here in this very gallery, or perhaps in my Jude Cowell Art Portfolio at Fine Art America where she might turn up as an art print, a greeting card, or maybe decorating a coffee mug!

But for now, just for you, here is Monica Rose v2, such as she is! How do you like her red gloves?

My preferred pencils: Prismacolor Oils and Rexel Derwent Watercolour Pencils (used dry only).