Arty fun has been had

In recent weeks, I have been diving deeper into my art practice. My writing brain is having a holiday from the pressure of editing my novel. I’ve felt a bit burnt out with my writing lately and needed to give myself permission to do something fun where I have no pressure to be at publicationContinue reading “Arty fun has been had”

100 Portraits Progress Update

This week, I finished the Sktcy online course, ‘Faces with France: Wrinkles’. The portrait above is the art I worked on as I did the last class. It was great and it took me about two hours to do this piece. I’m only just beginning to understand how to create wrinkles on the face thatContinue reading “100 Portraits Progress Update”

Art Practice this week

This week I have been diving deeper into portraits, busy developing my observation skills by focusing on drawing and painting fruit and vegetable compositions and I have also played around with creative doodling in my visual diary. Here’s my week in art. The above portraits are the start of my 100 portrait practice challenge whichContinue reading “Art Practice this week”

Ramping up my Art Practice

In the last month I’ve ramped up my daily art practice. Sketching and using water colour paints in my sketch books most of the time. I’ve also been to another life drawing class, attended my first water colour painting class and today, I have just finished a Sktchy course on cross hatching. So if you’reContinue reading “Ramping up my Art Practice”

Portraiture

I’ve been studying portraiture with graphite in the last two week. It’s been so good to apply my art and observation skills to the page again. Below is my first animal portrait in graphite on acid free cartridge paper (my visual diary). It’s a side view of Miss Poppy and her fluffy ragdoll ruff. BelowContinue reading “Portraiture”

Intricate Line Drawing Class

It’s been a big artistic week for me. I’ve spent hours creating a new Skillshare course called, ‘Create Intricate Line Drawings’, and I’m super excited that I’ve managed to pull this off. I’ve had to learn how to create effective time lapse videos, create video content that flows and makes sense, draw and draw andContinue reading “Intricate Line Drawing Class”

Learning Photography

Last weekend I started learning the basics of my Canon DSLR which resulted in some photos that I loved. This week, I finished going through the Skillshare.com online course and put some of my new knowledge to use. Here is Miss Poppy suffering a long photo shoot session. I used the Av mode on myContinue reading “Learning Photography”

Learning a new creative skill

Last weekend, after doing some minimising of ‘stuff’ in my house, I wanted to do something creative and different. I wanted to learn a new skill. So, I decided it was time to take the DSLR Camera (my friend owns it and I borrow it from time to time – he’s good to me likeContinue reading “Learning a new creative skill”

How to See & Draw using Negative Space

Well … I said I’d do it and I’ve done it. After a month of learning and multiple attempts at shooting video, I have finally created a short Skillshare art class called, How to See & Draw using Negative Space. It was quite a challenge to work out how to break down the steps ofContinue reading “How to See & Draw using Negative Space”

A little bit of skull action

Three skulls created with indian ink in my visual diary. Artist: Selina Shapland Created 15/3/2018 Tonight I came home and decided it was time to do some art. So I got online to my new favourite creative site and did a great class on Skillshare.com about how to draw skulls. It’s taught by this amazingContinue reading “A little bit of skull action”