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A Drawing a Day for a Year: Done!

On May 11 2015 I cooked up a crazy idea to do tiny drawing every day for a year. I was in Brisbane at the end of April last year and … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Artquest – Drawing everyday for a whole leap year.

I have embarked on a new project [because I wasn’t busy enough…]. An Artquest. Everyday for 366 days [next year is a leap year] I will do at least one very small … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Drawing 7: drawing out your ideas

We don’t often talk about the way that drawing actually helps us to improve or ‘draw out’ our ideas. We focus on it as a final result or  as an … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drawing 6 – Get inked. No, not a tattoo. Pen and ink!

Have you ever tried drawing with a pen and ink? You should try it, it’s fun, easy and cheap and your good results will probably surprise you. Most of the … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Drawing – I want to post truly I do!

I have been trying to post about pen and ink drawing but my broken interweb connection just will not let me. Every time it rains it goes bung. I am … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The holidays: top six ways for getting some art happening.

I find that we all get busy during the year and we say to our selves ‘in the holidays I will make some art’, thinking you will have loads of … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Entering Art Competitions – is it worth the effort?

Should you put your art and your ego on the line and enter competitions? I’ve always felt somewhat ambivalent about art competitions. I’m not the most competitive person and the … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Battling Your Art Demons

Making art isn’t always easy. Sometimes it involves a mighty battle against your personal art demons. Not physically, but emotionally. Making art  can be hard work. I don’t mean digging trenches … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Drawing 4: you’ll find your own style.

We all have our own way of working when we draw. But as a beginner it can be tricky to know if you are doing the right thing. When you … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Drawing 3 – Drawing the negative spaces

If you have seen the drawing section of the making art website , you will know that I think the key part of drawing as a skill is learning to … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 2 Comments