Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kitten drawing

I bought a set of watercolor pencils and even though I did not use them with water for this drawing, I just wanted to see what they were all about. Next time I can use them in a whole different way. For this kitten I just wanted to draw with them as colored pencils.

This is the size. He is a thank you gift for a friend.


Here is an update on my little lemon tree:

He's got his first leaves :)


  1. Linda, this drawing is such a masterpiece! A great gift for your friend. It doesn't matter with or without water but those watercolor pencils make miracle in your hands. Merry Christmas! Mini hugs, Natalia

  2. Yay, so pleased to see your little lemon tree is still progressing. Your cat drawing is just amazing. It almost looks like a photo. Your friend is very lucky to receive such a wonderful gift.

  3. Is there anything you can't do? I saw the icon in my bloglist and couldn't believe it was a drawing. It is só good...... bravo Linda! And I'm so happy your lemontree has started to grow, looks promising.

  4. Your cat drawing is a real masterpiece, your friend will be so happy! I love to see your lemon tree growing, that is a great promise for the coming new year ;)!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and my best wishes for 2014!!

  5. It is a beautiful drawing Linda. It really does look like a photo in the thumbnail. I am so glad you are working with those watercolor pencils.

    It is going to be fun to watch your lemon tree grow. I hope you will give us another update in a few months.

    Most of all... Congratulations on coming very close to selling out on eBay.


  6. Awesome cat and great use of the pencils! Such a brave little lemon tree. Do you think it knows we are all rooting for him? :-)
    Merry Christmas!

  7. These comments are so sweet! I am very touched and appreciate them all.
    Brave little tree indeed as the room is cold.......Yes I tell my little tree every day that he has many internet friends watching him grow up : :)
    Again thank you---

  8. Beautiful drawing Linda it is so lifelike. And I hope your lemon tree does well. Best wishes for a happy Christmas and New Year.

  9. You have a lot of artistic talent Linda. Your drawing is very good, he looks so sweet!
    Your little baby tree looks great! Now I don't want to dampen your joy, but I was wondering about your lemon tree, how do you know it will bear fruit? I mean, if it is some sort of F1 hybrid (or something like that) are not their offspring supposed to be sterile?

  10. Thank you Josje :)
    About the tree, I have no idea if it will bear fruit, but I wanted to try and just getting the little guy to sprout is amazing enough! One year I started some tomatoes from seeds and they did nothing. Then in November, way past growing season, one little guy had a flower! So of course I couldn't let him die, so I dug him out, brought him in and he thrived! He lived inside 3 years and gave me tomatoes! Certainly wasn't being pollinated indoors. So magic can happen! I don't know anything about the lemon I bought, just happy the only seed in him sprouted :)

  11. Wow! What a gorgeous drawing! So vivid and bright already! I have these kind of pencils here too, and the effects you can achieve with them if you go over them with a moist paintbrush are quite unique. Then a drawing becomes a painting. What you can do with them already makes me keen to see you work more with them!

    And congratulations on your seedling! The promise it holds… exciting! Josje's remark makes good sense, but fingers crossed! :) Would love to see it grow as the weeks progress. Good luck with it!