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New Drawing and Art Tips Video!

  Here’s a little close-up of the beginnings of my latest coloured pencil commission. This is Pearl, a beautiful sphinx with a genetic mutation that caused her to grow beautifully wooly, soft fur. My favourite part is getting the base layers of pencil down and blending before adding detail and hair over the top ❤ … Continue reading New Drawing and Art Tips Video!

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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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“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

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Chando work in progress

Where has all the daylight gone! My desk can’t hold any more lamps and it’s still not light enough! This has to be my least favourite part of winter. It’s always so dark. Roll on, spring! Been steadily working on my current commission of Chando the ridgeback. It’s 21 x 29cm (a tiny bit smaller… Continue reading Chando work in progress

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“Moses” Finished Portrait Commission and Progress

Last week I finished a graphite portrait of a gorgeous, sweet old dog called Moses as a gift for my client’s sister. Now that she’s seen it and it’s been sent off to Germany, I’ve been given the go-ahead to show it to you all! 🙂 I had a lot of fun with this one,… Continue reading “Moses” Finished Portrait Commission and Progress

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“Faith” – Finished German Shepherd Portrait and Step-by-Step

I added the finishing touches to this portrait last night! There is nothing more satisfying than finishing a drawing and taking it down off my drawing board 😀 It took me a while to come up with a name for this one… but I think the name “Faith” is pretty apt, don’t you? The original… Continue reading “Faith” – Finished German Shepherd Portrait and Step-by-Step

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Finished Knobbed Hornbill Portrait and Progress Shots

Pulled an all-nighter last night to get my Knobbed Hornbill portrait finished in time before my September commission and personal projects. This portrait has been a bit of a struggle and has taken me much, much longer to finish than I expected, but I’m glad I pushed myself to get it finished in the end.… Continue reading Finished Knobbed Hornbill Portrait and Progress Shots