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"Paradise" by Catherine  Howell

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**UPDATE: I am offering signed, numbered giclee’ prints of “Paradise.” There will only be 75 prints ever produced of this piece. Please contact me for shipping charges. I will ship anywhere. please contact me if interested.

“Paradise” has had 971 views and 56 favoritings. Thank you for your interest. This is one of my favorite pieces.

The image size is 14 × 18 inches. I used archival ink and derwent graphitint watercolor pencils.

This is drawn on illustration board and took many hours. I completed the border over a year ago and could not decide what I wanted to put in the middle. I was originally going to call this drawing “If I Could Help Design An Antelope” but as I finished it I decided that it had an old world feeling to it and the name “Paradise” seemed to fit.

I have been drawing exotic borders since high school. I lightly pencil in the whole border, freehand, and then fill in the design with archival ink. I usually create the border first and then decide what I want to create to go with it.

you will not see this species anywhere as I dreamed it up:)

Any proceeds from the sale of cards from RB will be donated to The Philadelphia Mission. You may view their contact info. on my front page.

Thanks for looking!!

You can also purchase this design on authentic postage stamps at

a really exciting digitally inverted file makes a beautiful print at zazzle.

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antelope, colored, fantasy, ink, moon, pen, pencil, tree

I consider myself an emerging artist, though I’ve been creating since childhood. My favorite subjects are animals and my work is design oriented.

My passions in life include God, Family, Art, Singing, Poetry, Photography, Horses, Wolves and Wolf Dogs.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my work!

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  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    WOW- Is this the work you were tellling me about. Its absolutely stunning, such goergeous tones and detail, love what you’ve done with the border xxxx

  • This is not the one, Anita. I am in the process of finishing that one, now. Though, I am going to make prints of this one, too, as soon as I get it properly scanned.

    I did draw this one on a piece of off-white board.

    Thanks very much for leaving such nice comments!

    – Catherine Howell

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederalmost 6 years ago

    Grand! I love your older frames – good thing you didn’t lose them!!! All the details integrated into them, and the ‘hidden’ bits … lovely work!!

  • Thanks very much, Barbara!! As the years have gone by, I started adding different items in the borders. I think they add something…a different dimension?

    I really appreciate your wonderful comments!

    Don’t know what I’d do without you and Anita here, on RB:)

    – Catherine Howell

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgatealmost 6 years ago

    Oh my!! This is truly stunning. Beautiful details, I really love your border work, so detailed and textural, makes me want to reach out and touch it!

  • Hi Alexandra!! Thank you SO much for your sweet comments:) It encourages me to keep on creating what I love. Sometimes, I finish one of these drawings with the border and I wonder if they’re really any good, But I make the decision to keep creating what is inside and I decide to not fret about it. Maybe sometimes it’s the letdown after the excitement of designing something, working on it, and then finishing it. I’m going on…sorry!

    Thanks, Alexandra:)

    – Catherine Howell

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgatealmost 6 years ago

    No apologies allowed Catherine LOL, I really love all your work, there is so much passion in it and you have developed a lovely style all of your own. Its beautiful, please don’t ever give up on a drawing, it gives me so much pleaseure to see you’ve added a new artwork, I get all excited, and go “ooh, lets see what she’s done now??” so there you go, you have a big fan in me tee hee xxxx

  • I also love to view your work, Alexandra:) Thank you for your kind words:)

    – Catherine Howell

    BLYTHARTalmost 6 years ago

    This has a warm friendly feel to it.

  • Greetings, Dave! Thank you so much for the kind comments!! I’m going to try to create the next few drawings like this with the warm colors. Have you tried the Derwent Graphitint watercolour pencils??? They are incredible. That is what I used for this one.

    – Catherine Howell

  • Matthew Scotland
    Matthew Scotlandalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful work, yes very warm and caring

  • Thanks very much, Matthew!

    – Catherine Howell

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 5 years ago

    So very beautiful, the details are amazing & spectacular

  • Thank you so much, pinkyjain!! I do appreciate your time spent on my portfolio and for the kind comments!!

    – Catherine Howell

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerover 5 years ago

    Nice. Lots of attention to detail. Awesome.

  • Thank you very much, Monica! I appreciate your time spent on my portfolio:) I hope things are well with you:)

    – Catherine Howell

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 5 years ago

    This is so gorgeous!!

  • Catherine, I am so sorry I missed your kind comment!! Thank you very much:)

    – Catherine Howell

  • AngelArtiste
    AngelArtisteover 5 years ago

    Truly beautiful.

  • Thank you So much, dear!!

    – Catherine Howell

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