Some more cute nail art I’ve done. The Christmas nails are probably part of my all time favourites. I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year! Gathering around with the family. Christmas in Australia and the UK are so totally different. In Aussie we wear flip flops and swimmers to a BBQ. More than likely we’ve been swimming at the beach already in the morning. In the UK, obviuously we have the fire going and lots of food in the oven. It’s a lot more stressful in the UK I must say, it’s more of a production. I do miss an Aussie Christmas but dare say once we move home I’ll miss a UK Christmas too!
I decided to sketch a few every day items today and use my favourite colour combo again for a little painting. I’m working on depth, and shading with these pictures. Items in every day life can sometimes be boring but when you try to draw them in real life it’s actually quite difficult. If I’m ever stuck for something to draw I look to what’s around me. There’s always something to draw in the house!
The girl is out of the Next catalogue I just happened to be flicking through during the day. I really loved the back ground and decided to do it in watercolour pencils. Fabric is really hard to do, so I really enjoyed doing the girls dress. Again I’m working on shading and also trying to get the proportions right, which is the hardest thing for me to figure out.
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My journal is becoming more of a brain dump for my ideas as well as sparking creative flow. I’ve now not only got lists of what I would like to improve on but also what I want to try and a few ideas I could really get into! I’m not used to drawing buildings, I would normally lean to landscapes so improving in that aspect of my art I think will be of great help to me. As I’m trying to broaden my knowledge I’m finding more and more websites and artists that I enjoy watching/reading about.
I really love the colour combination of Orange, Blue and White. It’s turning into a hot favourite of mine. Since my focus is becoming better at painting and drawing people, the colour combos are proving to be useful. As of yet I haven’t seen much of an improvement in people, in fact they still infuriate me 😂! But I’m hopeful you tube can help.
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I decided to take the plunge and become a professional artist. Here you will be able to follow me through the highs and lows of becoming an artist and in my life. So here goes nothing! You can purchase this price and many others on my etsy shop:
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