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“Troy” pet portrait, and amur leopard in soft pastels!

  This beautiful boy was one of my Christmas commissions. His endearing puppy-dog-eyes and sweet expression were so much fun to render  It was so refreshing to work with paint thinner again for my coloured pencil art too. I didn’t realise how much I missed it! This piece was drawn using Caran d’Ache Luminance, Caran… Continue reading “Troy” pet portrait, and amur leopard in soft pastels!

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Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils Review

My review on Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils is up on Youtube now! In the video I discuss my opinions and experiences using these pencils and show you how I used them for creating a drawing of my cat, Suki. Check it out if you’re interested in trying out this brand for your graphite drawings! And here’s… Continue reading Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils Review

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Finished cheetah drawing and tutorial

Whew! It’s finished! Up till now the only things I had drawn using the powder blender were invertebrates, which are generally very shiny and easy to shade. I wanted to see how easy or difficult it would be to draw fur using the colored pencil painting kit, so I decided to draw this! I discovered… Continue reading Finished cheetah drawing and tutorial

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“The Woolly Wonder” completed portrait commission

I’ve been looking forward to drawing this gorgeous girl for ages! Pearl is a sphinx but she has a genetic mutation causing her to grow curly, silky fur and curly whiskers! I had so much fun rendering her fur and got to try out a couple of new techniques while drawing. I used Coloured Pencil… Continue reading “The Woolly Wonder” completed portrait commission

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New Drawing and Art Tips Video!

  Here’s a little close-up of the beginnings of my latest coloured pencil commission. This is Pearl, a beautiful sphinx with a genetic mutation that caused her to grow beautifully wooly, soft fur. My favourite part is getting the base layers of pencil down and blending before adding detail and hair over the top ❤ … Continue reading New Drawing and Art Tips Video!

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“Companionship” – Coloured Pencil Tutorial

In this video I show you how I created my drawing “Companionship” in coloured pencil in a fully voiced-over format. Still getting used to talking to an imaginary audience but I guess I’ll get there with practice!

Editing blooper! I didn’t notice there were repeated lines in my audio until after I had uploaded to youtube. Thought I had deleted them all before processing my video! Hopefully I get better at using Adobe Premiere with time xD

 

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“Mini” portrait commission in graphite and process

I’ve been in a bit of an art slump recently after accidentally throwing tea all over this commission and having to start on it all over again! I hate it being so delayed (It was meant to be a Christmas gift! D: ) but now that I pushed through my slump and finished it, in a way I’m glad I spilt tea on the old version despite my embarassment. I think the portrait turned out for the better in the end! I really love this piece, I think the sheen on Mini’s fur came out really well without being too obtrusive. 🙂

Tools used: Caran d’Ache Grafwood pencils, AIN 4B 0.5mm lead, one Faber Castell 9000 8B pencil, Fabriano Artistico HP Watercolour Paper

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Meow! “Angie” commissioned portrait in graphite

Another Christmas commission to share with you all! This one is of a very sweet and cheeky cat called Angie. It was quite a small portrait (A5 sized) so it was a challenge to get all the little details in but I really enjoyed making this one. No step-by-step for you to see this time… Continue reading Meow! “Angie” commissioned portrait in graphite

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Work in Progress: “Mini” Portrait Commission in Graphite

  I’m currently working on an 11x14inch graphite portrait of a very cute dog called Mini. This is where I’m up to so far:   Below is a little progress shot I took a couple of hours back. All three stages of my artwork process are pretty much visible in this WIP shot! On the… Continue reading Work in Progress: “Mini” Portrait Commission in Graphite