Designing illustrations for greeting cards

This week I've been designing some illustrations for greeting cards to give to my friends. I thought you might like to have a little insight into my process... STEP 1: Sketch out the designs. The first one was a "congratulations" on news of having a baby, so I designed a little cat family. The other card was … Continue reading Designing illustrations for greeting cards

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!

Latest obsession: watercolours! Watercolour supplies haul and floral painting…

Currently I am LOVING watercolour painting. What once used to be a scary uncontrollable medium to work in is fast becoming one of my favourites. It really is true when they say confidence grows with time and practice. To compliment my new obsession and my habit of collecting art supplies (hey, it could be worse … Continue reading Latest obsession: watercolours! Watercolour supplies haul and floral painting…

DIY watercolour palette ideas + watercolour collapsible pot hack!

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!

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…