Fox in a Meadow Illustration

Drawing foxes is probably one of my favourite things to draw - maybe that's because I haven't tried drawing many other animals yet.... or maybe it's because I find foxes are just so beautiful! As part of a two week post everyday Instagram challenge I posted my 'Fox in a Meadow' illustration (she could do… Continue reading Fox in a Meadow Illustration

Chalkboard Style, Design and Doodles, Hand Lettering

‘The Bramble’ – Cocktail Recipe Art

Lately I have been putting a lot of hours into learning how to use the Procreate app and this is one of my first things to come out of it (hooray for Skillshare where I have done most of my learning). Further down the post you can actually see a time lapse of this design… Continue reading ‘The Bramble’ – Cocktail Recipe Art

Design and Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized

Doodles to Improve Drawing Skills

Doodling can be a really fun way to improve your drawing skills. Here are some doodle exercises which if you can do regularly they'll help improve hand steadiness, develop your hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and muscle memory - all great things to work on when you want to improve your drawing skills! Do these exercises… Continue reading Doodles to Improve Drawing Skills

Design and Doodles, Pattern Inspiration

5 Steps to Choosing Colours for your Project

Choosing the 'right' colours for your art project (whatever project that may be) can sometimes be the hardest part of the project. Sometimes there are no 'right' colours and you are left with too many options to decide between and end up lost in a rainbow coloured limbo... Photo by Tim Arterbury on Unsplash I've… Continue reading 5 Steps to Choosing Colours for your Project

Chalkboard Style, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

Making a Design More Awesome (Tips for self- critique)

This is actually something I drew up aaaaaaages ago and I thought I had finished it. Then I thought it might look good printed out and framed. So I printed it out. It was only then that I saw that it actually wasn't quite finished. Here it is: This is an example of why self-critiquing… Continue reading Making a Design More Awesome (Tips for self- critique)

Design and Doodles, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

Birds and Butterflies – pattern design

Over the last week or so I have been working on a new design, you might have noticed my new style that I'm going for in my cycling design. Bright and cheerful and cute! This is for the Spoonflower contest 'animals by air' which is coming up on May 24th. This gorgeous little design is… Continue reading Birds and Butterflies – pattern design

Paintstorm, Pattern Inspiration, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

Cycling In the Park – pattern design

A shiny new design - how exciting! It's quite different for me as well, I've gone wild with colour which is a new experience. It's inspired by sunny days and bicycles. There's actually a Spoonflower contest coming up and the theme is 'cycling' so that's a good motivator for adding some bicycles into a design.… Continue reading Cycling In the Park – pattern design