Apologises to all my readers for my lack of posts recently. I have just moved house so I was without internet connection for a while, but thankfully all is now sorted! I would like to share some images which have inspired me in my art and art making recently and I hope they may inspire you too.… Continue reading Inspiration Thursday
A lot of folks over on instagram have a yearly thing where they post their best nine images from the year. So in the spirit of things I wanted to share my best nine (just search for #bestnine over on instagram to see everyone's lovely work). Below are a couple of videos from YouTube that… Continue reading My best nine images of 2016 from Instagram
Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you a black zentangle inspired design I completed recently. Below you can see some in progress shots and I'm happy with how the finished design looks. After finishing the design I wanted to upload it onto the Society6 website to see how it would look on a tote bag, since they are super cool… Continue reading Black Zentangle doodle artwork on Society6 tote bag
I wanted to give every reader of my blog a FREE printable that you can print out and colour in to hang up on your wall (or even stick down onto a journal maybe?). Anyway, as a thank you for following my blog, click here to download the pdf. The artwork is in portrait view (as… Continue reading FREE ‘Enjoy Life’ pdf printable for you!
This week I am in denial that Christmas is fast approaching and I haven't done anything yet! eek......... so I have been drawing and trying to focus on being positive (since all this grey, rainy weather I enough to dampen most people's mood in damp November). Therefore I came up with this little drawing. I… Continue reading ‘Keep Growing’ FREE pdf illustration coming soon!
Hello folks! This week I have been trying out a new direction in terms of style. Well, it's not completely new........I first tried out this style a few years back but never really took it very far. So this week I have made a return to the botanical /zendoodle/floral/leaves style hair. I was inspired to… Continue reading Botanical zendoodle art hair woman
I wanted to share a another new design I've been working on lately. It has been done using a black ink pen (I favour Uniball Gel Impact 1.0mm) because the ink flows beautifully as well as being waterproof so you can add watercolour washes or any other wet medium over the top at a later date… Continue reading Abstract black & white ink pen botanical inspired doodles
Hello everyone 🙂 I hope you have been having a good week. I have been busy working on some new designs in black ink pen (no surprise!!!) and I wanted to share my progress with you so far. This design isn't finished yet, but hopefully not far off now. To keep up to date with… Continue reading Abstract botanical black & white illustration
Hello everyone, I wanted to share some new drawings I have done this week. I am trying out a (slightly) new direction in terms of my drawing and art, but a technique I have previously had a go at but dismissed in the past. I call it 'Botanical patterned hair' or 'Botanical head-dress'. It basically covers all things… Continue reading ‘Woman with Botanical & Floral hair’ new ink drawings
I wanted to share some recent pieces of work I have started, that have been inspired by Zentangle doodle art. As you can see they are all similar but also very different in their own way too. I used a black ink pen to design and then thicken up the lines/areas I wanted to… Continue reading Zentangle inspired floral black & white doodle art
Hi everyone, I wanted to share some more black and white art work I have been working on recently. I'm really enjoying using black and white gel/ink pens at present as they give such simple but strong contrast to any art work. You can see below the art I have been working on this week.… Continue reading Black & white gel ink pen illustrations
I wanted to try out using white gel pen on black card, as I always love the contrast that black and white gives you. So I bought some black card from an art shop and started doodling to see what I could create, but more importantly did I like it? Well.......yes and no. I love… Continue reading Black and white abstract art doodles
I created some acrylic backgrounds on card a while ago that I was unsure what to do with, but now I have found a use for them! I have used a black ink pen to create abstract 'doodles' and then I'm hoping to add some white gel pen details over the black. Next I started… Continue reading Abstract doodles with black ink pen
This week I have been drawing more in my sketchbook both for the enjoyment of drawing, but also to get my 'ideas' down on paper and just experiment with shapes and lines etc. As artists we all know we should draw more in a sketchbook, but sadly I don't do this very often and I'm pretty sure… Continue reading Sketchbook drawing & doodling
The other day I grabbed some white printer paper and a black biro and just 'doodled' using some of my favourite go to flower and leaf shapes. I tried to be free and just draw what came to me, in a bid to unlock some creativity . It feels so good to not know what… Continue reading Free doodling using leaf and flower shapes as inspiration