Saturday, February 25, 2017

Step Out of the Box

- How has "the world" persuaded you to stay in the box it has tried to shape you to fit in?

- Do you have peace, joy and a purpose in the box?

- What keeps you in the box?

- Why do you stay in the box?

- How do you become the "You" that your inmost parts tell you, you are destined to be?

- What would happen if you stepped out of the box?

Renewing of the Mind

This drawing I was inspired to create to depict that the things we put into our mind, what we listen too, and what we look at, has an influence on what we think, how we see things and what we speak.
 Take a look at the hours of influence you are subjecting yourself to. When we are around negative influences we tend to take on those thoughts, feelings and speak negatively. When I started filling my  mind with Gods Truth and listening to praise music and looking at the world around me with a different lens, my attitude changed. The world that we live in sometimes sways us to think a certain way. I believe in Gods Truth in the Bible and I see the world through different eyes. Believing Gods Truth has change my life in a positive way. 
I have a positive attitude, I have hope, I have peace and I have joy.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Faith-Hope-Love The Greatest of these is Love


I haven't posted for awhile so here is one of the new owl designs I have done with Prismacolor pencils. I love using lots of color in my designs as you can tell. This is one of my favorite bible verses.

 When we put our Faith in our Savior Jesus Christ, then we have Hope and when we have Christ in our life we will feel unending LOVE and when this world passes away all that will remain is Love.
God IS Love

 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Friday, March 1, 2013

Talented Menagerie

I am submitting this piece of art to the Illustration Friday's weekly challenge which is "Talented"

This is a drawing of my pets painting a picture of my Husband Mark and I and our two dogs, Angel and Frankie.  The cockatiel "Baby Bird", lovebird "Lillian", Dutch rabbit "Jazzy" and Rex rabbit "Donut" are the artist's. I think they did an awesome job, better than I could have done because I don't draw realistic people very well, they are very talented animals..
Colored Pencil ©2009 Paula Radl

Monday, February 4, 2013

Full Moon Bike Ride

This is a drawing I did called "FULL MOON BIKE RIDE"
I used owls of course because I think they would love to take a bike ride with their little owlets on a warm summer night in the glow of the full moon. I came up with this design because our town of Manitowoc, WI  is big into biking. Whenever there is a full moon bikers take to the Mariners Trail (a bike trail) along the shores of Lake Michigan and bike from the town of Manitowoc to the town of Two Rivers several miles away. The moon shining off the lake is sooo beautiful and it really is a nice family activity. 



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Once In a Blue Moon

I just love the way this illustration turned out. I was imagining a group of friends lazily flying in hot air balloon up into the sky and traveling through the universe on an adventure. Not knowing what they would encounter they were in awe of the activity that was going on that most earthly beings never see or can even imagine.This trip will be something they will always remember and will cherish the memories.
"Once in a Blue Moon" ©2013 Paula Radl

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Things With Wings

I've been experimenting with this new technique (new for me). I soak a 5 x 7 piece of watercolor paper overnight in either coffee or wine and then let it dry. I then ink in my drawing and color it with Prismacolor colored pencils....loving the results, fun, fun. This is a lovely butterfly with such colorful wings, I would love to see such a beautiful butterfly, but for now it has fluttered out of my mind and into an art design.
Fanciful Flight © Paula Radl


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fun Little Sketch for Illustration Friday - Myth


I call this one "Learning about the Birds and the Bees"
I drew this fun little sketch today and submitted it to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) to see if they will include it in one of their future Magazines. I also submitted it to Illustration Fridays weekly challenge. The challenge for this week was "Myth", This little mythical alien is hanging out on the moon learning about the birds and the bees with his friends, hopefully what he finds out will be all good. I will eventually color it in.  I have started sketching in my sketchbook again after a little lull and am finding new inspiration for ideas.

I have also updated my portfolio on SCBWI website, of which I am a member.You can have a look at it here http://www.scbwi.org 

I like to do illustrative work and have mostly been drawing by hand, but I have decided to try my hand at digital art and purchased an Ipad4, I will post some pictures of some digital art after I figure out how to use the apps I have downloaded, so far I am learning Sketchbook Pro (brain overload), we will see what I can come up with :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman...

Every year I come up with a design and use it for a Christmas card which I print and send out to family and friends. This is the design I created for this years card. I used a combination of watercolor and watercolor pencils for this illustration. I plan on one day getting my designs licensed so I can share with the whole world what goes on in my mind.

May Peace Be Your Gift
At Christmas
And Your Blessings All Year Through


Monday, December 10, 2012

Drink Coasters

I have put some of my designs on natural tumbled stone tiles from Turkey.
 They can be used for drink coasters and they are sealed to protect from moisture. I have put four felt pads on the bottom of the coaster to protect furniture from scratches. 
I like the variation and uniqueness of each stone.