Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Last weekend I did some cleaning and organizing but mostly I worked on creating some horses!
A co-worker/ friend encouraged me to do some illustrations of horses.
I love horses but I have never illustrated one before. 
So here's what I ended up with - 
This was Inktense and paper.

So was this -

This was layered paper and Inktense-

And this one is paper and Inktense and totally my style.

Blue tried to stay awake as I was creating but his eyes kept closing and his head would drift back and then he'd jerk awake again.
It was quite the struggle for him. 
I've been there myself and I know how hard it is to stay awake when all you want to do is catch a couple of winks.
During the day I'm usually at work, so that's his nap time.
I totally screwed up his schedule.
I have no idea why he felt the need to stay up though! LOL!

Jeez, I love him so much! :)


Vicki said...

I have to say first, that your Blue is sooooo adorable! He's such a character :)
I love his, "gotta stay awake, gotta stay awaaaaaa" face. My heart melted.
Beautiful Blue boy.

Your horses are gorgeous! Have you had horses in your life? You've captured their expressions in illustration very well!
I especially like the first one - reminds me of my own Nina Ballerina.

You're doing great, Cindi! I'm feeling your creative autumn art energies from way over here.
And, you're building up a great portfolio. Love it all!
So good to see. Well done!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable, especially your partner. Your illustrations are wonderful. What is ink ???

Anne Specht said...

I love the horses. Well done Cindi! I really like the inktense...the backgrounds are very beautiful. You are creating unique and special works of art. Take care!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your dogs are so adorable! I love them all and get such a kick out of their antics. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Cindi Myers said...

I must agree! Blue is a real character and he totally has my heart.
Thank you about the horses.
Actually I was worried about it because when I draw dogs and cats I think about how they look and feel and things they do but I haven't been around a horse for 40 years! I do love them but I push them out of my mind.
Sigh, maybe someday.
I do feel like I'm rolling along and I know I have to keep going and creating all the time so that I can learn, get better and perfect my style.
Thank you for all your encouragement!!!!

Cindi Myers said...

Thank you Su!
Inktense is a pencil that looks like a watercolor pencil but it's actually ink!
When you add water it gets more vibrant and it dries permanent and you can add another color or more of the same over it and layer it. It doesn't get muddy like watercolors.
Or at least that's what I've been told about watercolors.
I LOVE Inktense! You should try them out.
I got them on Amazon for a great price, much better than at the Art and Craft stores.
Nice to see you are back!

Cindi Myers said...

Thank you for commenting!
I wondered if you were still out there reading.
Thank you, thank you for the kind words.
I'm liking the Inktense too.
Although I love paper too.
Thanks again!

Cindi Myers said...

Thanks for that comment.
Sometimes I wonder if people get a bit bored with my crew.
I'm crazy about them but I realize not everyone else is too.
Thanks for those kind words!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Of course you love Blue! I love him and I don't even know him! Look at that face for goodness sakes! What a character, and I can imagine him trying to stay awake. What a hoot!

Your illustrations are wonderful. Why aren't you famous?? Not fair.

Cindi Myers said...

That is so sweet!
Blue sends his love! XOXOXO
He is really special!

and I'm so glad you like the illustrations!
and LOL! maybe not famous but just successful enough to make a living would be the dream!

tammy j said...

blue had to stay awake because he's your beating heart!
that picture of him is priceless.

and cindi...
you have captured the soul of the horse here!
she just HAS to love these!
they're simply amazing.
you're wonderful dearest bean! just wonderful!!!

CheerfulMonk said...

I love your pictures, and I'm in love with Blue, too!

Cindi Myers said...

Well Blue certainly does have my heart!
:D :D :D

I'm glad you like the horses!
I shared them on Facebook and she Follows me there
and I got a lot of likes but she didn't Share them.
Of course I don't have them made into prints yet and mounted on canvases.
So hopefully she will Share them then.
Either way, it's good practice for me!
Thank you so much for your sweet words!

Cindi Myers said...

Thank you!
And LOL! I do think Blue is getting quite the Fan Club!