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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

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Hyacinth Macaw in Coloured Pencil

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

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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Please vote for me for Artist & Illustrators Artist of the Year!

The good news just keeps coming at the moment, I can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed! My coloured pencil piece “Knobbed Hornbill” has made it into the top 50 shortlist for the Artist & Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year 2015 Exhibition! I can’t believe my eyes! It seems to be the only pencil… Continue reading Please vote for me for Artist & Illustrators Artist of the Year!

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Colored Pencil Magazine and Colors of Humanity Winner!

I’m so excited and proud to announce that my artwork “Knobbed Hornbill” came 7th in the Colored Pencil Magazine Annual Competition! You can find me in the November 2015 issue of the Colored Pencil Magazine and in their 2016 Calendar. I’m so unbelievably happy right now! 😀 Congrats to all the other winners! My pieces… Continue reading Colored Pencil Magazine and Colors of Humanity Winner!

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Spain adventures and a new coloured pencil work!

I went on holiday to south Spain with my family last week so the updates have been a little on the quiet side, but I’m back in chilly old England now so I can get back to finishing that german shepherd portrait! I also took plenty of photos while I was in Spain including numerous… Continue reading Spain adventures and a new coloured pencil work!

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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

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Look out – it’s summer time! Busy day job, ACEOs and Product reviews.

I’m still alive! It’s been a busy few months for me lately. I probably haven’t mentioned this before, but my day job is working at a boarding kennels. During the summer months we get very, very busy which has been impacting both the time I get to work on art and the carpel tunnel in… Continue reading Look out – it’s summer time! Busy day job, ACEOs and Product reviews.