Acrylic mediums, learning, mixed media

Using Glass bead gel medium

There are so many art products out there that every week, more and more are made available for artists to use. One such product which has been out quite a while is 'Glass bead gel' medium. I came across this while doing some general research into mediums I could use in my mixed media work. I have… Continue reading Using Glass bead gel medium

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ecourse, learning, Lilla Rogers, MATS Bootcamp, online

MATS Assignment Bootcamp 2017 kicks off!

I hadn't intended to sign up for the course but thought "why not?!". I did the course in 2015 and loved it, and of course as with most ecourses, it has improved over time, and this year is no exception.   To get more info on this course (and others) please visit Lilla's website here.… Continue reading MATS Assignment Bootcamp 2017 kicks off!

Lisa Congdon Art inc book
Artists, Books, learning

The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist’ book by Lisa Congdon

I was recently gifted this book and I LOVE it. There is so much straight forward advice, help and suggestions for anyone wanting to know HOW to get their art out there into the world and actually make a decent living doing what they love. As artists, isn't that what we all want? I know I. would!… Continue reading The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist’ book by Lisa Congdon

Colour theory, learning, Lessons, Videos

Lesson in Colour theory for beginners

Colour theory.........what is it exactly? and how can you use it effectively and to your advantage when painting and creating art? Well recently I have been on a mission to find out more and I wanted to share some images and videos that have helped me understand it that I think will be of help… Continue reading Lesson in Colour theory for beginners

Watercolour paint set
learning, Skillshare projects, watercolour

Watercolour Typography quote for Skillshare project

I have been continuing with my Skillshare classes and I have just started a new project using watercolour paints to create a custom set of typography letters to then use for the project which is to create a personal quote from the letters. I'm currently studying a class on Skillshare called 'Design a Watercolour Alphabet' by… Continue reading Watercolour Typography quote for Skillshare project

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learning, Skillshare, Skillshare projects, watercolour

Create a watercolour calendar

This week I have been busy creating a 12 page calendar composed of watercolour images I have created myself. This is a project I put together from studying a Skillshare class by Amarilys Henderson 'Create Your Simple Watercolour Calendar' . Below is a thumbnail view of all the pages together. You can also see my project on Skillshare here.… Continue reading Create a watercolour calendar

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Elizabeth Olwen designer, learning, online, Skillshare

Spring themed Surface Pattern design Skillshare class by Elizabeth Olwen Part 1

Today marks the start of Elizabeth Olwen's Skillshare class. I took her class a while back, but now she is offering her past students the chance to re-study the same class but with a twist...... to create a spring inspired pattern. I couldn't refuse! So I signed up straight away. Over the weekend I created… Continue reading Spring themed Surface Pattern design Skillshare class by Elizabeth Olwen Part 1

Flower sketches
learning, Skillshare, Skillshare projects, Surface pattern design

Skillshare surface pattern design class

Just last week I finished off a Skillshare class I have been taking, called 'Simplified pattern design' by Shelley Seguinot. Shelley is an experienced designer herself so I was really eager to learn some tips of the trade, and she made the class very engaging and easy to follow. You can see below my initial sketches for my… Continue reading Skillshare surface pattern design class

Thumbnail sketches of phrase
learning, online, Skillshare projects, Typography

How to Hand Letter a short phrase from beginning to end- part 1

Part 1 This week I have been delving into a Skillshare class called First Steps to Hand Lettering taught by Mary Kate McDevitt. I will be splitting this post into 2 smaller posts, rather than having one long post. You can view my other Skillshare post here. After an introduction on hand lettering and some… Continue reading How to Hand Letter a short phrase from beginning to end- part 1

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Abstract, doodles, learning, online, Skillshare, Skillshare projects

Doodles to design: my sketches from Jon Burgerman SkillShare class

This week I have been using my time wisely by studying some classes on SkillShare, that perhaps I wouldn't normally take. I signed up to Jon Burgerman's class 'Doodles to Design' and I wasn't disappointed. His warm up techniques include doodling with your eyes shut, which initially seemed strange, but I went with it and… Continue reading Doodles to design: my sketches from Jon Burgerman SkillShare class

Elizabeth Olwen designer, learning, online, Skillshare, Surface pattern design, Textile design, Videos

Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen

This last week I have been watching and learning some online video courses on Skillshare. In particular I have been watching Elizabeth Olwen's class on creating a fabric collection. Elizabeth is a successful surface pattern designer based in Toronto, Canada. You can view her website here. Her designs are beautiful and I have learnt so… Continue reading Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen

Colour theory, learning, Lessons, Videos

Lesson in Colour theory

Colour theory......what is it exactly? and how can you use it effectively and to your advantage when painting and creating art? Well recently I have been on a mission to find out more and I wanted to share some images and videos that have helped me understand it that I think will be of help… Continue reading Lesson in Colour theory