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Abstract, doodles, floral, shapes, zentangle

My best nine images of 2016 from Instagram

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

Abstract mixed medi canvas board
Abstract, mixed media

New abstract mixed media art on canvas board

Happy new year to you! I hope you all had an enjoyable and peaceful christmas. Hello 2017 ūüôā I wanted to share a new piece of art that I¬†have been working on in the last few days. It is a slightly new direction art wise for me, as I¬†have used flat 2d solid shapes. For… Continue reading New abstract mixed media art on canvas board

black & white, doodles, Line art, Pattern, shapes, zentangle

Black Zentangle doodle artwork on Society6 tote bag

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

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black & white, doodles, free, phrase, printables

FREE ‘Enjoy Life’ pdf printable for you!

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!

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black & white, doodles, floral, free

‘Keep Growing’ FREE pdf illustration coming soon!

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!

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black & white, Botanical hair, doodles, floral, mixed media, Pattern, shapes, watercolour, zentangle

Botanical zendoodle art hair woman

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

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Abstract, black & white, doodles, Pattern, shapes

Abstract black & white ink pen botanical inspired doodles

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

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black & white, doodles, floral, Pattern, shapes

Abstract botanical black & white illustration

Hello everyone ūüôā 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

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black & white, Botanical hair, doodles, floral, Pattern

‘Woman with Botanical & Floral hair’ new ink drawings

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

sketchbook drawing
Sketchbook

Sketchbook drawing & experimenting with shapes

I wanted to share some images of my latest sketchbook drawing. In the UK this week, we have had some much needed sunshine and this has prompted me to draw some 'summery' flowers! Well I hope these little drawing will brighten up your week! Lets hope the sunshine continues for a bit longer.....

Mixed media leaves
mixed media, watercolour

Mixed media leaves artwork

I wanted to share a piece I completed recently. It is a mixed media piece of some leaves with the quote "Be Unique". I like this quote because it's a reminder to be 'yourself' when creating art and just create what it is that you, yourself like and not what other people like. A close… Continue reading Mixed media leaves artwork

Mixed media
mixed media

New botanical inspired mixed media work in progress

I wanted to share a new mixed media piece that I'm currently working on. I'm aiming to have a watercolour effect background with coloured pencils and black & white ink pen details for the main image/flowers/leaves etc. Drawing the design For the design, I¬†didn't have much of a plan as to 'what' exactly I¬†wanted to… Continue reading New botanical inspired mixed media work in progress

whimsical bird and girl mixed media illustration
mixed media, whimsical

Mixed media whimsical girl and bird in progress

I hope you all had a good Christmas and new year! I have been spending this week sketching ¬†out a¬†whimsical girl and bird that I was inspired to do, after reading the 'Creative Girl' book by Danielle Donaldson, which I received as a Christmas present. First I started by rough sketching a girl onto plain… Continue reading Mixed media whimsical girl and bird in progress

Surface pattern design

Creating my 1st surface pattern design collection

So I have set myself the task of creating my first collection of pattern designs in the hope that one day I can use them to approach companies with and license my designs. I know this is going to take me quite a while, and for me I always want things sooner rather than later… Continue reading Creating my 1st surface pattern design collection

art, collage, mixed media

Mixed media collage artwork

This week I have been working on a mixed media collage piece using a limited colour palette (something I usually find really hard to do!). I challenged myself to create a background using printed images of vintage text and then creating some artwork over the top. After printing off some vintage text onto white paper,… Continue reading Mixed media collage artwork