Thursday 7 December 2023

TAD & FFO -- "Snowed In"

I'm linking this art post with both
(whose prompt this week is "snowed in")
and with Nicole's Friday Face OFF.

This is the only coloured pencil art
I have with snow in it.
And it's much too blue.

Oh well, snow is hard to do.

So was the polar bear cub
but it's still pretty cute.


And here's an even cuter one!


[Art & photo of art © Debra She Who Seeks, 2023]

52 comments:

Mistress Maddie said...

Again ....this would make for wonderful Christmas cards!!!

Have you done any art with bees yet Debs???

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Mistress Maddie -- I have a photo prompt for a very stylish bee in graphite that I want to attempt to do over the Christmas break.

Jamie Ghione said...

The drawing is great.

Travel said...

Such a cute little bear, and the claws are so sharp.

gz said...

But blue is right , there....

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love this bear!

Bob said...

I don't know, I think the blue reads snow to me. And the punim on your polar bear is sweet.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Oh, I really like this one!
I think it reads playful and very... winter? Like Mads, I'd love a xmas card with it!

XOXO

Marcia LaRue said...

I love this picture, however, it looks more purple then blue.
Growing up in N. Illinois, it seemed to me the first snow always looked blue to me! After that ... meh!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love your polar bear and I agree, this would make a beautiful Christmas card!!

baili said...

First comment says words from my heart dear Debra!
The cuteness theme is exquisitely done here .
I agree snow must be hard to draw but once again my amazingly talented friend you proved mastery here mashallah ❤❤❤

e said...

Black and white and blue all over! It's a real charmer, Debra. The cub looks funny and playful - as they do, until they grow bigger and are terrifying.
Cheers!

Boud said...

I love this polar bear drawing! It's not too blue. It reads like snow. And a white bear in snow, quite a challenge.

Rostrose said...

Oh my, dear Debra, 🥰 I just fell in love!
The two polar bear babies are BOTH adorable. I wish I could draw polar bears so beautifully! And of course the “real” little one is heartwarming as he wiggles towards the camera!
You're probably right that now every book in our National Library could fit in one app on my phone - but a book that's several hundred years old still has a little more charm 😉
Hugs and all the best from Austria, Traude
☕🧸🍷🕯️☃️📚🕯️

Kirk said...

Playful little bears, both yours and the video's.

Christine said...

Lovely Debra, you are so good

peppylady (Dora) said...

Polar bear is cute, although I wouldn't want to get slap by one. Don't think the out come would be good.

Marie Smith said...

Beautiful work as always, Debra!

angela said...

Your drawings are amazing
I think it’s perfect. Your so very talented

roentare said...

The bear is so cute!

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, Too cute! But honestly, one would that that by now you would have had enough experience observing snow--so no excuses. The smile on your bear reminds me of the female polar bear in Vladislav Starewicz's "Carrousel boréal". For some reason, it is hard to find a lot of stills from this movie, but this one will give you an idea:

https://medias.unifrance.org/medias/75/97/221515/format_hd/carrousel-boreal.png

--Jim

Mike said...

I was going to say what Boud said.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Exceptional! You are so talented. Please move to Málaga so we can take art classes together.

Old Lurker said...

Not to worry, Debra. You will have plenty of opportunities to draw sn*w over the next few months.

I am quite upset that we are likely to lose polar bears in the wild.

Tundra Bunny said...

Yes, polar bear cubs are soooo cute and cuddly until they grow up and can take your head off with a single swipe of a paw!

And as an FYI to your followers, adult polar bears are about 3 times the size of an adult black bear (which can be 300 lbs or more)... an Inuit hunter once explained to me to never aim for the bear's head as the bullets will just ricochet off it. Instead, he said to aim for the front shoulder and if it still managed to keep charging on 3 legs, to shoot out the other front shoulder! Such skill requires nerves of steel too, given how fast polar bears can run when charging at someone.

lissa said...

Good drawing. Quite a cute bear too. Nothing wrong with blue snow. Why are bears so cute?

Have a lovely day.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Parnassus (Jim) -- It looks charming and whimsical!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Tundra Bunny -- You've had some unique experiences in your life, no doubt about that! Did you ever have to test out the Inuit hunter's instructions in an emergency situation up in the Arctic?

Mr. Shife said...

Excellent work, Debra. It looks fantastic.

Leanna said...

You have such great talent. I'm jealous.

Tundra Bunny said...

I got some basic shotgun training from the R.C.M.P in Resolute Bay, but the recoil from the 20 gauge shotgun knocked me flat onto my back! Luckily, my sightings of polar bears were from safe distances except for the time an Arctic wolf came between me and a bear on Ellesmere Island and saved my life. Guardian angels come in all shapes, sizes and species sometimes, LOL!

Tom said...

...and snow is hard to come by this year, it is rainy. You polar bear is a treat to see. Take care.

sirkkis said...

Oooh...I love your baby 🐻.
Happy weekend ❄️🥰

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, your polar bear drawing really capture the fun and play of being a cub. I'm loving the video also. Have a great weekend.

Gene Black said...

The blue reads well as snow. I don't think it was too much at all.

DVArtist said...

Wow! This is magnificent. I love how you create. The video is to adorable. Thank you for joining FFO and have a great weekend.

Adam said...

So cute 🐻‍❄️

Carola Bartz said...

Snow so often has a blue hue, I think your beautiful painting is spot on!

carol l mckenna said...

The bear art work is precious and so well done ~ thanks,

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Richard said...

Happy Hannukah. I like the idea of this Observance. I like that there was a miracle. It is such a heavy holiday, I am happy to share it with you.

Richard said...

Yes sure it looks cute. It is a cute fluffy pup. I am offended by the way the culture romanticize fluffy polar bear pups. I would take that as a sign of danger. Something is wrong. I would never mess with that.
We have all these problems, and you are talking about polar bears and house spiders? What the fuck?
I will take advice from the squirrels.
We have nice fur.

Our life is short. Probably some polar bear will eat me, and before that he will sell me a can of coca-cola.

Liz Hinds said...

Just perfect!

Iris Flavia said...

Very well done! And the real one looks like Knut from Berlin. Babies are cute, no matter which species.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a cute polar bear baby. I love the artwork and the blue could mimic snow. Happy weekend Debra.

The Happy Whisk said...

Dang, Debra! Your art is wonderful. Love that he's on his back playing!

This N That said...

Love your bear. He’s adorable. Yes, snow is hard to do. I just use a very pale gray …snow looks blue in some lights so you are good! wonderful drawing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Oh, an adorable Polar Bear Cub and an awesome piece of art work. What medium did you use for the cub in the snow picture? Loved this post ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Andrea @ From The Sol -- I did it in coloured pencils.

The Blog Fodder said...

Love both bears. Your artwork is fabulous.

yellowdoggranny said...

wow........can't get over how much better your drawings are...you're really good.

Rain said...

Debra your little bear is gorgeous! I love it!!! ♥♥♥

Adam said...

Adorable 🐻‍❄️