Here is a selfie I took with my painting of the Pinnacles, which are boulders covered with hills. The Pinnacles are located up in the San Bernardino Mountains, and when you climb to the top you can view Hesperia below, and Mount Baldy in the distance.
I rarely wood burn images on anymore because I find it to be a little too pungent for my nose. However, I do love palm trees, and directly drawing this on wood. After I draw the image on the wood, I use the pyrographic tool to burnish the image.
Today the letter X is for coloring in the cross sections of the drawing. I am slowly working on my Annie cat drawing since my attention has been on other projects, but it actually takes a bit of work to achieve the bright hues in my illustrations. The last few drawings people told me I was rushing through, and I should slow down and do it my way.
When I start working on a drawing I spend a bit of time getting outline on scratch paper, and then I transfer this on to the final paper. This time I am really building up the hues with the colored pencils, which is something I find I cannot do with oil paint. I know people do build up hues with color paint, but it is smelly and requires more care. I like how colored pencils are not fussy, and you can go back and fourth between various tasks while working on such a project.