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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

Paper Art: techniques or cut and fold baby!

You may have noticed a lot of paper art around lately? It’s certainly a very popular medium at the moment and not without reason. Inexpensive, great for small work spaces … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Artquest 4 – overcoming the pain of crummy painting.

It might start out crummy, but if you let that song/ image/ story out of  your head  it might have a chance to be good. I make a lot of … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Priming paper to paint on.

I prime paper to make a cheap painting surface. When you are learning to paint or draw its just not worth using  a canvas for every experiment and techniques you’ll learn. … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Colour 2: seeing the undertones.

Today’s blog is about being able to see what colours are making up the colour we want to mix. Hopefully you tried the previous colour exercise, in the Colour 1 … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Juicy colour time! Colour 1: seeing warm and cool colour.

Scared of colour? Don’t know how to mix it? Welcome to our juicy colour series! Yay! In this series of posts we will cover various colour exercises, mostly with the … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 1 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

Drawing 1: I wish I could draw.

People often say to me ‘I wish I could draw’, thinking that it’s a failing of theirs that they can’t. Yet we don’t learn to draw at school, we are … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment