art prints · art techniques · Inktober · sketch · video

My thoughts about Inktober + my experience posting a video every day for a month!

I managed to make it the whole way to the end, despite having one or two days where I nearly gave up, but I am so proud that I managed to finish the challenge! The month of October was a very positive one for me because the challenge really got my creative juices flowing again. I came out the other side positively overflowing with fresh ideas and concepts that I can’t wait to get cracking on!

art · art techniques · Inktober · tools I use · video · Vlog

Preparing for Inktober 2018!

This week I made quite a daunting decision to participate in Inktober for the first time ever. For those of you who don’t know, Inktober is an art challenge that happens during the month of October, where you have to do one drawing a day for the entire month. Given the name the main medium… Continue reading Preparing for Inktober 2018!

announcement · art · bee in the city · exhibition

Bee in the City preview shots!

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.

acrylic · announcement · art · bee in the city · commissions

I’m painting a bee for Bee in the City, Manchester!

I’ve been buzzing with excitement over the last few weeks and now I can finally reveal why! 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 sponsor, Henshaws, is… Continue reading I’m painting a bee for Bee in the City, Manchester!

Art Product Review · art techniques · coloured pencil · video · walkthrough · wildlife portrait

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!

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Acrylic painting tutorial and horse eye ACEO in coloured pencil

It’s been a busy time for me in the last few months but I am still somehow finding time here or there for art. A lot of things have happened since my last blog post and I have lots to update you guys on! My tutorial for my Kudu painting in acrylics is now available… Continue reading Acrylic painting tutorial and horse eye ACEO in coloured pencil

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Greater Kudu Portrait in acrylics

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

art techniques · coloured pencil · tools I use · Uncategorized · video · walkthrough

4 More Tips for Beginner Coloured Pencil Artists!

The next installment of my new coloured pencil tips series is out! If you are hard of hearing or prefer to read I have also included the transcript for this video below. It’s something I’d like to do more often in my videos but it can be pretty time consuming. I’ll try to do it… Continue reading 4 More Tips for Beginner Coloured Pencil Artists!