A pattern-making journey!

For over a year now I've been working on my style, taking online classes on Skillshare and even taking part in Creative Bug's 30 day drawing challenge. The 52-week illustration challenge has also been another avenue for working from prompts. Little did I realise it back then, but my challenge pieces would provide me with … Continue reading A pattern-making journey!

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Painting custom commissioned pet portraits… my process!

I love painting pet portraits. It all started when I bought some alcohol markers and wanted to see what I could do with them. I bought a sketchbook with thick, smooth paper in it and drew a portrait of my cat Monty: I was thrilled with the result, and I became addicted to it! I … Continue reading Painting custom commissioned pet portraits… my process!

Painting in my handmade watercolour sketchbook with White Nights watercolours!

This week I am trying out one of my new handmade watercolour sketchbooks that I recently made... I made it myself (and several other smaller sketchbooks) using large sheets of watercolour paper from my local art shop. In total the two sheets - one Bockingford 190 gsm and one Saunders Waterford 300 gsm - cost … Continue reading Painting in my handmade watercolour sketchbook with White Nights watercolours!

Let’s doodle a pastel party! How to make pastel shades with watercolours…

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…