Travel watercolour palettes are so fun! I don't even travel that much, but the varying ways you can organise your painting and sketching materials is always appreciated for moving about the house or going out to paint. I've made quite a few travel watercolour kits over the past year, including putting one together as a … Continue reading DIY watercolour palette ideas + watercolour collapsible pot hack!
This week the theme for the 52 week illustration challenge was "BIRTHDAY". I had wanted to play around with making pastel shades with watercolours, so decided this was the perfect theme for it: a "pastel party". To create the image I used Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours watered down to create pastel shades, and then … Continue reading Let’s doodle a pastel party! How to make pastel shades with watercolours…
This week was all about animals for me! Why? Well, of course I love animals and it's fun, but my main reason for focusing on animals this week was because of the 52-week illustration challenge. It's a friendly group on Facebook who post a prompt each week of the year, and anyone can submit a response … Continue reading Illustrating zoo animals for the 52-week illustration challenge!
What glorious weather yesterday! I decided it'd be a good idea to do my artwork outside, and it was lovely indeed (even if my kitten did try to "help")! Jennifer Orkin Lewis is one of my fave Instagramers - she's #augustwren if you don't already know - so when I saw that she was doing … Continue reading Creativebug 30 day painting challenge – watercolour exploration in my garden!
Last weekend I spotted an awesome bright pink Filofax Flex in TK Maxx and snapped it up. I'd wanted something like it for a while, so that I could cover my little sketchbooks from Tiger. A great little set-up for sketching out and about, don't you agree? However, I didn't at the time have a sketching … Continue reading Life drawing using J. Herbin fountain pen!