mixed media, Pattern, shapes

New bright abstract artwork

Hello everyone! My sincere apologises for the lack of posts recently. Having moved house in the summer, all of my art materials have been packed away in boxes for some time..... Thank fully I am now slowly unpacking them and hope to get back into posting. This is a piece I completed this week. I… Continue reading New bright abstract artwork

Abstract, Artists, doodles

Inspiration Thursday

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

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, 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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black & white, doodles, floral, Pattern, shapes

Abstract botanical black & white illustration

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

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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

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Abstract, black & white, floral, shapes

New Floral Abstract & Geometric Black & White patterned illustration

Hello everyone, I wanted to share a new piece of artwork with you that I have recently finished.  I believe I posted an image of this piece in progress on my instagram account a few weeks ago (which you can view here) but finally I have finished it and I have to say (unusually, I… Continue reading New Floral Abstract & Geometric Black & White patterned illustration

Keren Duchan online class Doodle art skillshare
Skillshare

Skillshare online class Doodle Art Basics by Keren Duchan

This week I enrolled myself in a Skillshare class online called 'Doodle Art: Basics and Beyond' taught by Keren Duchan. Keren is a very talented doodlier/ skilled artist who loves to create. In her class she shows you how she goes about using simple lines and shapes to create her work. Below is a screenshot… Continue reading Skillshare online class Doodle Art Basics by Keren Duchan

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Artists, collage, mixed media, Videos

Amazing mixed media work from Golden Colour artist Chris Cozen

I discovered a new artist this week while doing some research into acrylic painting techniques and I really wanted to share this artists work with you as I think her art is simply gorgeous.  She isn't new in the sense that she has just started making art, in fact she has been making art for… Continue reading Amazing mixed media work from Golden Colour artist Chris Cozen

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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

Mock up design, Surface pattern design

Valentines theme surface pattern design

I wanted to share a Valentine themed surface pattern design I created recently. It was originally going to be submitted to the Make it in Design Valentines call out earlier this month, but sadly I ran out of time, so thought I would share here instead for those interested. I started off by drawing some motifs… Continue reading Valentines theme surface pattern design

Flower print
Fabric collection, iPad, Surface pattern design

How to use an iPad to create patterns for a fabric collection

So this week I have been busy redrawing over my sketches from my initial pencil work in an iPad app called iDraw. It's quite a simple program but perfect for what I need it for. I take a picture of my sketches with the camera on the iPad and then set this as the background… Continue reading How to use an iPad to create patterns for a fabric collection

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

GTS Global Talent Search, Lilla Rogers, MATS

On entering the Make Art That Sells Global Talent Search 2015 (GTS)

So it's August already and last month i signed up and entered Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. If you havent heard of Lilla Rogers before, check out her website and her online courses here. Ok, so I don't expect for one second that I will get through to the second round (there are soooo many… Continue reading On entering the Make Art That Sells Global Talent Search 2015 (GTS)

Mixed media abstract art
Abstract, collage, ecourse, Lilla Rogers, MATS Bootcamp, mixed media

New artwork added to Gallery

I wanted to share some artwork I added to my gallery page. Most of my pieces are mixed media and include a variety of mediums and /or collage. These first two pieces I created for Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells (MATS) Bootcamp ecourse this year. The plates were done for the May assignment for… Continue reading New artwork added to Gallery