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Palm Tree Island

Palm Tree Island

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Palm trees take over a small island under a lightly-clouded sky. This is the third and final illustration in the Islands series. See the first one here and the second one here. Although this one does not necessarily look like the previous ones, it was definitely inspired by them. I have drawn a few islands and beach huts before, and I decided to draw this one based on the brown tones of the second beach hut illustration, which came from the first beach hut illustration.
Island Beach Hut in Brown Tones

Island Beach Hut in Brown Tones

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An island beach hut, seen previously in full color, is presented here in brown tones, with a little bit of blue water. In the previous post, I had mentioned that after I completed that illustration, I decided to change it up a bit. What you see here is that result. Same illustration, but with different colors and a few other slight changes. One of the nice things about digital artwork is the ability to easily make changes such as this.
Island Beach Hut

Island Beach Hut

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A hut sits on the beach of a remote island in this illustration of a place I would like to be. This post and this piece of art are the first in a series of three posts. The second one is here, and the third one is here. Once I had completed this one, I decided to create an alternate version of it, and that led to another different but related illustration, so they are all tied together.
San Antonio River Walk Poster

San Antonio River Walk Poster

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The San Antonio River Walk in San Antonio, Texas, is the latest addition to the Poster Series. I went to San Antonio on a quick work trip at the end of January, and you can read more about that and see some photos at Adventures by Burnsland. For the one night I was there, I stayed in a hotel on the River Walk, and I had a few minutes after breakfast to go exploring before the work stuff got started.
Hot Springs National Park Poster

Hot Springs National Park Poster

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A travel poster promoting Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Earlier, I had made a travel poster for Oʻahu after our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip. At that time, I also thought about how it would be fun to create posters for some of the places that we visit. When we visited Hot Springs recently, I knew that would be a good poster subject, too. There are several National Park posters out there, but I thought it would be good to add one more.
The Love One Another Logo

The Love One Another Logo

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The Love One Another logo lets you quickly know that a Burnsland website post is part of the 2024 theme of Love One Another. Creating the logo was also a bit of fun. I wanted something eye-catching and easy to read. And circular, just because. Circles make the world go round. Because the world is round. I wanted it to communicate “love” besides just having the word “love” on the logo.
Birthday Tiki for 2024

Birthday Tiki for 2024

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The Birthday Tiki has come around once again, because someone has a birthday. Hint: it is me. And you probably won’t be able to guess which birthday this is. Or maybe you can. I am a little jealous of the Birthday Tiki, because he is in my favorite place, which is a nice, warm beach. Meanwhile, I am back here at home, although the weather forecast does look to be relatively pleasant, which is a good thing after all the rain we have had this month and the snow from last month.
Favorite Characters: Professor Ratigan

Favorite Characters: Professor Ratigan

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Professor Ratigan, the villain from the Disney animated feature The Great Mouse Detective, loves the spotlight as the second in the Favorite Characters series. Every hero needs a villain, or at least that is how it works in the moives. And just as Sherlock Holmes had Professor Moriarty, Holmes’s Great Mouse Detective counterpart, Basil of Baker Street, had Professor Ratigan. So I figured that since I started off the series with the hero, I might as well follow him up with the villain.
Favorite Characters: The Great Mouse Detective

Favorite Characters: The Great Mouse Detective

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Basil of Baker Street, the Great Mouse Detective, examines a clue in this first in a series (hopefully) of some of my favorite movie characters. I am old enough to have seen The Great Mouse Detective during its original theatrical run. In fact, I was a teenager at the time. While I had seen some other Disney animated movies in their first run (The Rescuers, The Black Cauldron), as well as others when they were re-released (Snow White, Pinocchio, and probably others), The Great Mouse Detective was the one that I enjoyed the most, at least until later movies were released.
Mobius the Goat Goes Surfing

Mobius the Goat Goes Surfing

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Mobius the Goat grabs his surfboard and heads out to the water, hoping to catch a big wave. This is not the first time that Mobius the Goat has been seen with his surfboard. And this is not the only surfing art to be seen here, either. It would appear that I have some regular themes around here. But you probably knew that already. The odd thing about it is that I have never actually been surfing myself.