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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!

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

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!

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Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils review and playing with Acrylic Paint

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

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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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Christmas Update

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

art · art techniques · Cat · Uncategorized · video · wildlife portrait · work in progress

Meerkats in spaaaaace! (speed drawing, art tips video, and update on my Cheetah drawing)

  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)

art techniques · tools I use · video · walkthrough · wildlife portrait · work in progress

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!