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
My Youtube channel is finally set up and raring to go! Please do give it a look, I’ll be uploading a lot of art tutorial videos, product reviews, discussions and fully commentated walkthroughs of my artwork in the future! My first video is a little tour of my art desk and all the art supplies and… Continue reading Youtube Channel and Studio Tour!
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
Another Christmas commission to share with you all! This one is of a very sweet and cheeky cat called Angie. It was quite a small portrait (A5 sized) so it was a challenge to get all the little details in but I really enjoyed making this one. No step-by-step for you to see this time… Continue reading Meow! “Angie” commissioned portrait in graphite
I’m currently working on an 11x14inch graphite portrait of a very cute dog called Mini. This is where I’m up to so far: Below is a little progress shot I took a couple of hours back. All three stages of my artwork process are pretty much visible in this WIP shot! On the… Continue reading Work in Progress: “Mini” Portrait Commission in Graphite
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
It was a productive day all around on Friday! Not only did I finish my Knobbed Hornbill portrait in coloured pencil, but I also finished my graphite portrait of Toto, my siamese cat, too! I’ll be getting it framed soon and will be hanging it on my bedroom wall 😀
Disclaimer: Please be advised that this blog is not affiliated with any art supply manufacturers/providers and that anything stated in this blog post is solely the opinion of the blogger. The set comes with five pencils ranging from HB to 8B as well as an included paint brush. There is a good range of values… Continue reading Product Review: Faber Castell Graphite Aquarelle watersoluble graphite pencils
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.
Just a quick little update on my portrait of Toto! I’ve got the darkness of his facial fur to the value I want it to be after much changing and fiddling. I’m currently adding fur details and then I’ll be moving on to his ears!