Hawaiʻi Shore from Steve's Sketchbook

Walking along a shore in Hawaiʻi - the latest artwork from Steve’s Sketchbook

Walking along a shore in Hawaiʻi - the latest artwork from Steve’s Sketchbook.

You may remember that Laura and I visited the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi for our 25th wedding anniversary a few years ago. That trip made quite an impression on me because the landscapes there were very different from what we have here at home.

On that Hawaiʻi trip, I took lots and lots of photos, as you might guess. And you can see lots of those photos in the 2018 Kauaʻi Trip pages here at the Burnsland website.

But since I had used most all of the photos quite some time ago, I decided it might be fun to try to create some artistic versions of what we saw in Hawaiʻi. What you see here is the first attempt at that. Maybe not the last attempt. We shall see.

About the Artwork

I used one of the photos from that Hawaiʻi trip as a reference for this artwork, both for the view and for the colors. I actually tried to match the colors to the photo as closely as I could, because I liked how they looked in the photo. There really is not a way to improve on God’s creation, after all.

And as you might guess from previous art here, this was all created using the Procreate app and an Apple Pencil on my iPad.

This type of digital painting is actually not what I had in mind when I first wanted to get involved with art on my iPad. I actually wanted to do more character-type art, and I have created quite a bit of that over time. But in doing that, I also like to create the backgrounds for those characters, and I have tried different styles of art for those backgrounds. It has been fun to experiment and learn some different things. So I thought I would do this one without a character in the foreground to get in the way.

Because this one turned out well, I plan to do more of these in the future. And not necessarily just from Hawaiʻi, either. I do have several Hawaiʻi scenes in mind, but some other things might be good, too. Stay tuned!

Also, if you have not been a long-time reader and have not checked out the Kauaʻi trip pages, yes I do prefer the Hawaiin spellings with the ʻokina and the kahakō. Just so you know.

And two art posts in a row? I must be on a roll or something!

For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse. - Romans 1:20


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Burnsland is Steve Burns, with generous help from his lovely wife Laura. Steve is a husband, father, photographer, webmaster, writer, podcaster, artist, Christian. Steve enjoys sharing his photography, art, and stories through Burnsland.com, from the Burnsland World Headquarters in Tennessee.