When unsure what to do next, I think of the advice in Austin Kleon’s book ‘Keep Going’ … make gifts. We had such a lovely time in the Smokey Mountains in September; I wanted to commemorate the time by drawing some of the images I took. So I decided to draw and color their dreamy home among the trees to thank our hosts.
Using Procreate on the iPad, I brought in the photo and traced the house on a new layer to quickly get the scale and perspective in order. Then, I add my textures and lines to enhance the composition. They are planning a new pond in the front yard, so I took a creative license and added one along with some delightful woodland animals.