Day 26 – 30 Days of Art

We have more lip practice today. I’m really proud of how far I’ve come. No matter how far I still have to go. I am really loving Graphite. It gets a little messy but I love it. For the next 4 days of my 30 Day Art Challenge I will be producing 2 pieces. One Acrylic Landscape of Stretched Canvas and one Family Graphite Portrait. I’m really excited to see how they come out. 

If you would like to see all of my the pieces that I have created, go to my etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

I have 2 competitions running in my Facebook and Instagram pages. Go and check them out for your chance to win a free print! 

https://www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist

https://www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30

Cheers,

Chrissy 

Day 19 – 30 Days of Art

I get so much inspiration from my lovely kids. They are such a joy to be around. This is my little princess. Again I have lots to work on but I’m getting there! I think I have the proportions right, I just need to refine my skills using graphite. It’s a little clumsy. 

The below painting is an autumn tree that I painted a little while ago. I love autumn, it’s my favourite season. 


This painting and many more are available in my Etsy Store.

My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30

Cheers

Chrissy xxx

Day 18 – 30 Days of Art

So for Day 18 I’ve done yet more faces. The scribble face is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is to help loosen up and reduce the need for an eraser. I enjoyed drawing it and trying not to lift my pencil off the paper. I’m now ready to start drawing from pictures. The second face is another face from my imagination. 


A poppy I painted a while ago. This and many other paintings and prints are in my Etsy Store. Go check them out!!

My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30

Cheers 

Chrissy xxx 

Day 16 – 30 Days of Art

Day 16 is all about faces!!! I’ve watched a few you tube videos by the Art Sherpa and now I’m ready to rock. So the first 2 sketches are only average but I love my first finished face painting. I also like the words that go with it. I do need to believe in myself more, I have to have faith that I can do this. 

The below picture is where I’m at with my kids portrait. I’ve got a long way to go but I’m happy with the progress so far! My painting is coming along nicely and so is my drawing with graphite. I’m very pleased with my progress thus far. 


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Cheers,

Chrissy xxxx

Day 15 – 30 Days of Art 

Faces and noses…….. it’s time I got serious about this art thing. I’m determined to draw and my angels perfectly! I’m really happy with my sketches today! They are really lovely. I think they’ve improved greatly. Thanks to the Art Sherpa’s you tube videos! If you are looking to improve your skills, watch her and others on you tube! 

Tip: you need to practice drawing what you see, not what your mind thinks you see! This is more difficult than you would think! 

I think it’s important to continue learning new skills, no matter how old you are. It’s certainly helped me get through some really un-happy times. 

You can find videos of me in action on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist and also on my Instagram at www.instgram.com/chrissyturley30.

If you would like to purchase any of my art work then please visit my etsy store https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Cheers,

Chrissy

Day 13 – 30 Days of Art. 

So I’m nearly at the half way mark. I am starting to see some improvement in proportions and being able to use my eraser a little less than usual. I’ve still got lots to work on. 

I love insects. The colours and the way their bodies are shaped are really interesting. I’ve started looking at a few different types just to get a feel for how they work. I’m using reference photos from Pinterest for my practice sketches. However for the art that I sell I use my own photos or what is in my head. I have been looking at some of the free image sites and I’ll start using those soon.

My other half loves cars so I started practicing All ready for sports day! It’s those. I am hoping to draw something cool for his birthday which is coming up very shortly! 


The original fairy drawing I used Spectrum Noir Markers on cotton paper and I am incredibly happy with the result. If you would like to purchase a print of my gorgeous fairy please visit my etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

and to follow me on instagram click here: www.instagram.com/christsyturley30 

Cheers,

Chrissy 

Day 10 – 30 Days of Art

Flowers! My favourite flowers in the whole world are lilies! I love the different colours. So I thought I might draw a few different types of flowers. I obviously need to work on shading but I like the general shape of them all. While researching flowers I was so surprised at the amount of different kinds of orchids there are,and the different colours they come in! WOW!!

Below, is the start of a portrait I’m doing of my monkeys. It’s my ‘take my time’ piece that I hope to finish. If you’ve been reading my posts then you know faces elude me. So I think this will be a great help for me to improve my skills. I think it’s really important to tackle the things you find the hardest head on. There is no point sticking your head in the sand!

To keep up to date with all my art and other things like my triathlon training, follow me on instagram at www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30. If you would like to see what pieces I have on sale in my etsy store click the link – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Cheers,

Chrissy xxx