Candy Stripe Madness

I’ve loved flowers for a long while. I have appreciated their delicate intricate design, patterns, colours, for as long as I remember.

Rose Garden

Even more so since I picked up a pencil and paint brush again 5 years ago. Since then my love and appreciation of plants and flowers has evolved.

Butterfly and Roses

Join me as I discover how to grow my own food and learn about permaculture while trying to run my full time art business.

Vegetation Vixen

Australian Animal Collection – Whale

Australia is home to the largest population of humpback whales in the world, with an estimated 40,000 individuals migrating along its coast each year.

Whale Artwork

While some whale species in Australia are considered endangered, others are not. The most threatened whale species in Australian waters is the southern right whale. They were heavily hunted during the whaling era, leading to a significant decline in their population. Today, they face threats such as entanglement in fishing gear, ship strikes, and habitat degradation. Another endangered species is the blue whale, which was also heavily targeted by whalers. Despite being protected since the 1960s, their population is slow to recover due to their slow reproductive rate and continued threats from ship strikes and ocean noise pollution. Other whale species, such as humpback whales, have shown signs of recovery since the cessation of commercial whaling, but they still face threats from entanglement, pollution, and habitat degradation.

Learn more facts about our Australian animals and see some beautiful artworks to go with them. Visit the below pages of your favourite Australian animals.

Whale Art Print

Australian Animal Collection – Kingfisher

Australian kingfishers have a unique hunting technique called “bill-clicking.” When they spot a prey, they rapidly snap their bills shut, creating a loud clicking sound. This sound stuns or disorients the prey, making it easier for the kingfisher to catch its meal!

Kingfisher Artwork

Kingfishers are not considered endangered in Australia. In fact, Australia is home to several species of kingfishers. While some species of kingfishers may face localized threats due to habitat loss or degradation, overall, they are not currently at risk of extinction in Australia. However, it is important to note that conservation efforts and habitat preservation are crucial to ensure the long-term survival of these beautiful birds.

Learn more facts about our Australian animals and see some beautiful artworks to go with them. Visit the below pages of your favourite Australian animals.

Australian Kingfisher Print

Australian Animal Collection – Manta Ray

Manta rays are known for their acrobatic skills and love for somersaults! These graceful creatures often perform impressive flips and twists in the water, seemingly just for the sheer joy of it. If you ever have the chance to witness a manta ray’s aerial acrobatics, consider yourself lucky to witness their playful nature in action!

Manta Ray Artwork

Manta rays in Australia are considered to be vulnerable and are protected under the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. They face various threats, including habitat degradation, pollution, entanglement in fishing gear, and targeted fishing for their gill plates, which are used in traditional medicine. Conservation efforts are being made to protect and preserve these magnificent creatures, including the establishment of marine protected areas and research initiatives to better understand their population dynamics and behavior.

Learn more facts about our Australian animals and see some beautiful artworks to go with them. Visit the below pages of your favourite Australian animals.

Manta Ray Art Prints

Australian Animal Collection – Kangaroo

Did you know that kangaroos are excellent jumpers and can leap up to 30 feet in a single bound.

Australian Kangaroo

There are several different species of kangaroos and wallabies. In total, there are around 50 different species of kangaroos and wallabies. Some well-known species include the red kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo, and the agile wallaby. Each species has its own unique characteristics and can be found in different regions of Australia.

Although kangaroos are not considered endangered. They are quite abundant in Australia. Some specific species of kangaroos, such as the tree kangaroo, are classified as endangered due to habitat loss and hunting.

Learn more facts about our Australian animals and see some beautiful artworks to go with them. Visit the below pages of your favourite Australian animals.

Australian Kangaroo Artwork

The Power of Art Tutorials: Unlocking Creativity and Learning for Professionals

As a digital artist, I have always been fascinated by the endless possibilities that art offers. Whether it’s exploring new techniques, understanding color theory, or refining composition skills, there is always room for growth and improvement. One invaluable resource that has greatly contributed to my artistic journey is art tutorials. Surprisingly, these tutorials aren’t just for beginners; even professionals can benefit from them. In this blog post, I want to share my personal experience of using art tutorials for education and inspiration, highlighting how I recently transformed a traditional art tutorial into a digital painting.

My version of the Art Sherpa’s Snowy Mountain Art Tutorial

Learning Beyond Boundaries:

Art tutorials have become a cornerstone of modern education, allowing artists to learn and grow at their own pace. While some may argue that professionals should rely solely on their experience, I firmly believe that continuous learning is essential for artistic development. Tutorials provide a structured approach to learning, breaking down complex techniques into manageable steps. They offer a wealth of knowledge, tips, and tricks that can be applied to any artistic medium, including digital art.

Exploring New Techniques:

One of the most exciting aspects of art tutorials is the opportunity to explore new techniques. As a digital artist, I am constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance my work. Tutorials provide a platform to experiment with different styles, tools, and effects. By adapting traditional art tutorials to digital mediums, I have discovered unique ways to blend the best of both worlds. This cross-pollination of techniques has expanded my artistic repertoire and allowed me to create truly unique pieces.

Color Theory and Composition:

Color theory and composition are fundamental elements of any artwork. Even professionals can benefit from revisiting these concepts to refine their skills. Art tutorials often delve into these topics, offering insights and practical exercises to improve color harmony, balance, and visual impact. By incorporating these tutorials into my practice, I have gained a deeper understanding of color psychology and how to effectively communicate emotions through my digital art.

Unwinding and Inspiring:

Artistic blocks and anxiety are common challenges that artists face. During such times, art tutorials can serve as a therapeutic tool to unwind and reignite creativity. Following step-by-step instructions and focusing on the process rather than the outcome can help alleviate stress and anxiety. Additionally, tutorials can be a source of inspiration, providing fresh ideas and perspectives that can break through creative barriers.

Transforming Traditional to Digital:

Recently, I came across a tutorial by The Art Sherpa, a traditional artist renowned for her teaching skills. Intrigued by her techniques, I decided to adapt her tutorial into a digital painting. This exercise allowed me to explore the nuances of traditional art while incorporating the advantages of digital tools. The result was a unique piece that blended the beauty of traditional art with the versatility of digital mediums.

Art tutorials are not just for beginners; they are a valuable resource for professionals seeking growth, inspiration, and a fresh perspective. By embracing tutorials, we can expand our artistic horizons, refine our skills, and overcome creative blocks. Whether it’s learning new techniques, exploring color theory, or simply unwinding, tutorials offer a wealth of benefits. So, let’s embrace the power of art tutorials and unlock our full creative potential.

Pokémon Fan Art РVulpix

Day 6: Be patient and give yourself time: Finding your art style is a journey that takes time and experimentation. It’s important to be patient with yourself and not rush the process. Allow yourself the freedom to explore, make mistakes, and evolve. Your style will naturally develop and evolve as you continue to create and explore different artistic avenues.

Draw this little fella quick and easy!

Here’s the video for Dratini:

How to draw Vulpix

Pokémon Fan Art РDrantini

Day 5: Practice regularly – Dedicate time to practice and create art consistently. The more you practice, the more you will refine your skills and develop your own unique style. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or experiment with new ideas. Embrace the learning process and keep pushing yourself to grow as an artist.

Draw this little fella quick and easy!

Here’s the video for Dratini:

Draw along with me!

Pokémon Fan Art РRalts

Day 3: Reflect on your interests and experiences: Consider your personal interests, hobbies, and experiences. Think about what subjects or themes you are passionate about. Your art style can be influenced by your unique perspective and the things that resonate with you on a deeper level.

Draw this little fella quick and easy!

How to draw fan art

Here’s the video for Ralts:

Draw Ralts with me.