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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

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

Playing with your art, a new medium, a new thread

Art is about making something and reacting for or against it. That is how you start to build upon a simple idea. It doesn’t have to be a process of … Continue reading

February 13, 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

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

Letting your medium drive your ideas for making art.

Ideas can occur anytime. Just walking along the road looking at people. In the middle of a super boring meeting. Watching a movie. Looking at the rain. I talk a lot … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a 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

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

Is the medium you use important?

I have been sorting out my considerable collection of  cards and postcards bought at art galleries. I will often buy one or two  of these when I go to a big gallery, … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment