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Welcome,

This is the website of self taught artist Jim McDonnel.  I draw mostly pencil art, some of it is colored pencils. Most of these projects take from 20-30 hours to complete. Subject matter is always changing and challenging. There is also a link to the art of Kady and Madison, our twin granddaughters. Leah is going to soon have her art published....she is 3 years old. Please be sure to visit the guestbook page and leave a comment.

Thanks to my loving wife, Cindy, for allowing me the time and space to pursue my dream. And thanks to our daughter, Samantha, for giving us three wonderful granddaughters.

Send an email or call if there is something you want me to draw or want to purchase a limited edition print.

jim.mcdonnel@yahoo.com

Animals









Pheasant - Prints available for $50 delivered



This is a colored pencil of Tess.  She is a French Brittney
hunting dog and belongs to a good friend and customer in Oregon.




"Cold Shoulder" - Prints available for $50 delivered.
I drew this picture of the gobbler strutting and
not impressing the hen.




A South Texas Whitetail buck taking a drink.




This is a colored pencil of Skyler.  He is a French Brittney
hunting dog and belongs to a good friend and customer in Oregon.
I was very happy with how the color of the sky came out in his eyes.



"Ocelot Family"- Sold Out





These beautiful Papillion pups belong to a good friend out in California.



This is a pencil of a couple rescue dogs lounging
on the couch.  They are named Acey and May.




I started this colored pencil drawing while on an
offroading trip up at Shiloh Ridge sitting by the
fire drinking a cold beer.






This piece was donated for auction to the "Friends of Cedar Bayou" organization.



The elephant family at the watering hole.



I called this pencil drawing "Wisdom".


Cars and Motorcycles








A very rare Brough Superior motorcycle.  It hangs on a good friends wall in California.




Kevin Skow's Jeep "Lil' Devil".



"Six Shooter"" prints are $25 shipped and all proceeds go to
Wheelers for the Wounded

This Jeep belongs to Steve Dennis.  Drawn from a photograph taken by Darren Ho.




Donny Schatz Sprint car.






An all time favorite pencil of the Triumph motorcycle engine.  The motorcycle
and photograph belong to my good friend Jerry out in California.












A favorite pencil drawing of the 1953 Vincent Black Shadow.






The ultra rare Crocker motorcycle engine.  My first time drawing with charcoal pencils.






Military Themed Art













"Heavy Metal" prints are $25 shipped and all proceeds go to Wheelers for the Wounded



"At Rest" prints are $25 shipped and all proceeds go to Wheelers for the Wounded



"Wing Man" prints are $25 shipped and all proceeds go to Wheelers for the Wounded



"The General" prints are $25 shipped and all proceeds go to
Wheelers for the Wounded.  This famous Civil War locomotive
is parked outside the roundhouse near Alexandria, Virginia.





I drew this pencil of a firefighter to make a type of "wanted" poster to
help recruit firefighters for the city of La Porte, Texas.



Buildings, Outdoors, and Other Drawings




This chrome skull is one of my favorite drawings.  Pencils with a little bit of white gel pen.





I drew this pencil of a flower for a little Facebook contest.  I wound up doing a larger
piece of the same flower in charcoal pencils.



An old favorite of the Maple leaf.  Prismacolor pencils.



The Catholic church on Broadway street down in Galveston, Texas.



Me and Leah







A village street in Malta.



An old Gristmill.  A favorite pencil drawing
and now hangs on my brothers wall.


A Progression of Drawings
(click on picture to enlarge)
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