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My review of Holbein Coloured Pencils is finally here!

This blog is sponsored by Amazon. All opinions stated in this blog are my own.     It’s the review quite a few of you have been waiting for! For this review I take an in-depth look at Holbein Coloured Pencils.   Are you drooling over these pencils as much as I am? You can… Continue reading My review of Holbein Coloured Pencils is finally here!

Art Product Review · Cat · Graphite · pet portrait · Uncategorized

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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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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“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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Youtube Channel and Studio Tour!

My Youtube channel is finally set up and raring to go!  Please do give it a look, I’ll be uploading a lot of art tutorial videos, product reviews, discussions and fully commentated walkthroughs of my artwork in the future! My first video is a little tour of my art desk and all the art supplies and… Continue reading Youtube Channel and Studio Tour!

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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 · commissions · dog · work in progress

Jess and Jack: Coloured Pencil commission work in progress

Today I started work on a coloured pencil commission of two very sweet and loving dogs, Jess (on the left) and Jack (on the right). These two sweethearts belong to a friend’s mum so I’ve had the pleasure of meeting them multiple times now! I’ve been looking forward to this drawing for a while! Just… Continue reading Jess and Jack: Coloured Pencil commission work in progress

art · bird · wildlife portrait · work in progress

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!

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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