I drew this with Neopastels 1 (non-watersoluble) and a little Neopastels 11 (watersoluble), on a small A6 piece of “Toned Blue, Mixed Media, 300gsm Strathmore paper. For the photo, I lay it under a black mat board, and may attach it properly with “Artist” tape, then put it in a black frame. I have a... Continue Reading →

Recent Face Drawings: Watercolour, Inkpen, Coloured Pencil, Art App Media… and a P.S Note

*Watercolour, inkpen, graphite pencil and coloured pencil, on Canson 220 drawing paper: approx. 10cm x 15cm. I did this one a few months ago. I’ve always drawn faces, since childhood - usually women. It’s often my “go to” when I’m trying out some art media ideas, and also I find it quite relaxing.   A... Continue Reading →

*A quick pencil sketch of our dog Seth, in one of my hand-made sketchbooks. Then, in the Procreate app, I’ve added a little colour and a tiny bit more pencil. I also used the smudge tool. As you can see in the original sketch below, not much is changed. I may draw more graphite pencil... Continue Reading →

Handmade Sketchbooks, Paint and Pencil works – Colours From Our Long, Hot, Australian Summer

*The beginnings of a work on A3 size watercolour paper: charcoal pencil, acrylic and gouache... Back from my annual blogging break. When I left I mentioned the fires that were already burning - they continued on...with with many more to follow. My overseas visitors may well have heard about this on the news. Sadly, so... Continue Reading →

Kookaburra Card – Pencil Drawing with Art App Media.

As in my Koala drawing, I drew this Kookaburra with a graphite pencil on 300gsm, “Reeves medium surface”  watercolour paper, and then scanned it in with the “Scanner Pro” app. And again I used the “artist crayon” and “pencil” in the Procreate app, to add (freehand) the colour work; which gives it a lovely pastel... Continue Reading →

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