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How to use fixative sprays + new cheetah drawing!

In this week’s Art Tips video I show you how to spray your artwork with fixative spray the right way!   Last week I started a new¬†coloured pencil drawing using powder blender! I’m using my own reference photo of a cheetah from Chester Zoo for this one. This time I’m using UArt 600-grain paper and… Continue reading How to use fixative sprays + new cheetah drawing!

art · bird · Uncategorized · wildlife portrait

“Afloat” – Finished Grebe Drawing

Been a long time since I made a blog post…. whoops! We have a lot of news to catch up on! But just for now, it just came to my attention that I had posted my finished grebe drawing¬†to my social media pages, but not my art blog! On the lake near where I live… Continue reading “Afloat” – Finished Grebe Drawing

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Print Shop launch and more Grebe drawing progress!

This week I spent my time adding the finishing touches to my website. There was a bit of a blooper where the site went down for two days, I apologise for that! Now that we’re all up and running again, I finally launched my print shop this week! You can now purchase high quality fine… Continue reading Print Shop launch and more Grebe drawing progress!

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Grebe drawing WIP and Staying Organised With Multiple Simultaneos Drawings

I recently started this drawing of a Great Crested Grebe using my own reference photo. This grebe is one of a mated pair on a lake near where I live. I’ve spent a lot of time watching them both throughout winter and have amassed a lot of photographs of them! They are such beautiful birds… Continue reading Grebe drawing WIP and Staying Organised With Multiple Simultaneos Drawings

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A&I Artist of the Year Exhibition is next week!

Less than a week to go until the Artist & Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year 2015 exhibition! This is the final reminder I will be posting about the People’s Choice award, if people could send a vote my way and/or share this with their friends I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much… Continue reading A&I Artist of the Year Exhibition is next week!

art · photography · wildlife portrait

Delving into wildlife photography

Wildlife photography is something that has always fascinated me – especially bird photography – but it has always been something that has been beyond my reach. After being stuck with my little Fujifilm FinePix compact camera for 8 years, getting more and more frustrated with its lacklustre zoom and slow shutter speed, I finally took… Continue reading Delving into wildlife photography

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New work-in-progress wildlife piece!

This week I started on a brand new wildlife piece! I am so excited to finally begin this one. I’ve really missed drawing birds and have had my sights set on this reference photo for quite some time. The title of this piece will be “A Long Way Down”. Reference photo used with permission from… Continue reading New work-in-progress wildlife piece!