Welcome to my blog, I am a stamp addict who used to stamp and colour the same image to reach perfection. I love stamping, inking, painting, creating cards and canvases as well as many projects. I’m obsessed by Mixed Media and that isn’t perfect and that’s good for me. I’m trying to teach myself how to draw with books, tutorials, You Tube videos. It’s harder than I thought but I love it. I love creating projects for others and that’s why I have a blog to record my progress.
Then I finally made the breakthrough: watercolour paints, watercolour pencils, and acrylic paints, at last! She is called Amy and details are on this post on 7th March.
Another watercolour girl, called Julie, I shared on 6th March on Instagram.
Another watercolour girlie, this blonde babe is called Faith. I shared on my Instagram account on 20th February.
It felt like I made a little progress this time as I managed to colour her hair with watercolours and just a little pencil detail. I used Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils to draw her face and details onto Fabriano watercolour paper. I used my Winsor and Newton watercolour half pan paints for her hair and the background (I have used most of my half pan colours, the pink and red are all gone, but I still have some odd shades of blue, green, orange and yellow) lol!
7 February I shared my new girlie who is called Elle on this post
I have been sharing my art on my Instagram account, you can see that here. I am trying to keep my art and my craft separate on the main part but I would like to keep up to date with that here so that you can see if you want and I can check my progress easily.
I used a drawing pencil to draw the flowers then Spectrum Noir AquaTints to colour the page. Once dry I used Colorista pencils and a chalk pencil to add details and texture to the flowers (A5).
I used a watercolour pencil to draw the flowers then coloured the page with AquaTints. Once dry I went back in with my Colorista pencils and a chalk pencil to add details and texture to the flowers (A5).
Using a snippet which I coloured with AquaTints. Then I took a watercolour pencil to draw the flower. I used my AquaTints to colour the petals and once dry I used Colorista pencils and a chalk pen to add texture, depth, shadow and highlight (approximately 150cm square).
I created a soft background then used a pencil to sketch the flowers and then colour them with AquaTints. I used one of my black Pitt pens to draw around the petals and a white chalk pencil to add light (A5 page).
When I was younger I used to draw and paint a lot. When I changed schools I lost my choice to go to art classes and then my art was pushed to one side. After winning a book at the end of 2014 I started to dabble again and I have shared those posts and my attempts here so that I could have a place where they were documented chronologically in the hope that I would see an improvement.
2016 Drawing Journey
2016: pink for breast cancer care details in this post