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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

Watercolour wallpaper Nicola Rowe designs
wallpaper, watercolour

FREE watercolour desktop wallpaper for every reader!

I wanted to give you, my readers, a FREE watercolour desktop wallpaper to say thank you for your continued support and well, for just reading my blog! To know that there are people out there who are interested in what I have to say, my art and just enjoy reading this blog means a lot to… Continue reading FREE watercolour desktop wallpaper for every reader!

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

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

watercolour calendar pages sample
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

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

Watercolour experiment water paint ink
online, Skillshare, watercolour

Experimental fun play with paints and water

I wanted to share some experimental play exercises i have been doing as part of a watercolour beginners class over on Skillshare by Ana Victoria Calderon called 'Modern Watercolour Techniques: beginners level' Below are some close-ups of each circle showing what I used. Our first task was to have  an experimental play with watercolours, water and… Continue reading Experimental fun play with paints and water

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