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The Pen and Ink Journal (entry #7)

The Pen and Ink Journal (entry #7)

My Grimoire, the mysterious book of life at the Homestead




The animals I've drawn and colored are all animals  within a two hour drive of our house.  I could fill another entire journal of just South Florida animals, however this journal had to have some limits.
The Burrowing Owl is a protected small owl. They are so precious, all standing by their burrowed holes in the ground, looking so serious and almost angry.



I wish I could show you close up this Armadillo's eye. It is my favorite eye in the entire book.
Here you can clearly see the page numbers (that were the first thing I did to the book) and the simple line border around the edges.  It was fun doing the research on these animals.  I even learned a lot. 


The sweet Opossum. Usually rather ugly creatures,  she looked so cute while I was drawing her with all her babies.  I think she has 8 babies hanging on her.

I used Pan Pastels in some of the shadowing on their faces. Again, I tried to stay within a …

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