I’m participating in Bee in the City, a public art trail where over 100 giant painted bees will be scattered around Greater Manchester. The art trail runs from 23rd July to 23rd September. My bee is sponsored by the NHS for Henshaws, a charity dedicated to helping blind and partially sighted people. To create an accessible piece of artwork, I incorporated many different sensory elements including different textures and 3D features, shimmering pigments, and an audio box on the base describing the sculpture. I poured my heart and soul into this project and enjoyed every second.
Just prefacing this post by saying sorry if you’ve used the contact me form on my website, it’s been broken for a while and I only just realised that it hasn’t been working at all (it’s been broken over a year actually by the looks of it…. oooops!)! I’ve had to take the form offline… Continue reading My review of Holbein Coloured Pencils is finally here!
Finally found a spare moment when it wasn’t raining to get a good photo of the finished painting! I’m hooked on acrylic painting now. Working on this piece was very relaxing and at some points while painting it I was so in “the zone” that I kept forgetting to hit record on my camera… Continue reading Greater Kudu Portrait in acrylics
It’s that time of year again where all sorts of colds and bugs are going round, and unfortunately I finally succumbed to it this week! Being ill sucks but I was still determined to get some art done in between my sneezing and coughing! My review of Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils is now available for… Continue reading Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils review and playing with Acrylic Paint
Hi guys! Did you know that I have a Patreon? I’m offering extended 1-2 hour voiced tutorials, monthly prints or posters, as well as 10 high resolution, royalty-free reference photos a month, taken by me for you to use in your artwork! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/WildPortraitArtist Becoming my supporter on Patreon would also help… Continue reading Patreon!
This is just a quick update to wish you all a happy holiday season regardless of what you celebrate, and to let you know what I have in store for you guys in the new year. Now that the busiest season of the year is over, I can relax and put my feet up! ;D… Continue reading Christmas Update
Last weekend I finished my hyacinth macaw drawing in coloured pencil! I’m relieved this one is over! I had a bit of a battle with the paper all the way through this one. I used Uart 800 grade paper. Even with textured fixative and very light layers with the powder blender, it just won’t take any… Continue reading Hyacinth Macaw in Coloured Pencil
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
I’m still working on my cheetah drawing in coloured pencil so this week’s update is about a sketchbook doodle I did recently! What made me put a meerkat in space? I have no idea. Kind of works though! Reference used was my own from one of my trips to Chester Zoo 😉 I used Rotring… Continue reading Meerkats in spaaaaace! (speed drawing, art tips video, and update on my 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!