The Floral Collection Colouring Book

My new downloadable colouring book is now available! Please email me to get your copy. The beauty of a downloadable colouring book is that you can print as many times as you like. So if you make a mistake, you can just start again. **

There are 20 images and hints tips on paper and media suggestions for you to create the most wonderful pictures.

Valued at over £20, The Floral Collection is available for £8.

BUY YOUR COPY NOW BY EMAILING ME.

Here is just a few of the incredible art work from who have already purchased the book or other pages from me.

* Copyright Notice: All digital and hardcopies are under strict copyright laws. They are for personal use only and are not to be distributed under any circumstances. They are my original work and action will be taken for any offence.

** All Pages are for personal use only and resale is strictly forbidden. As is altering my design in anyway.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for competition and to stay up to date with my current works.

Colouring Pages and so much more

I have created a colouring group to teach some art techniques. In this group you will find ideas and tips on paper choice and colouring ideas. You can share your progress and ask questions.

I have created a number of colouring pages that are downloadable for you to print out. There is also a book coming and I am always making more colouring sheets. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1686019051445625/

Just 2 of my current collections. They leave a lot to the colourists imagination. They have been really popular even with the young at heart.

Check out my Instagram and Facebook feeds for work in progress pictures and a release date for my book.

Cheers,

Chrissy Turley xx

One year Anniversary – where on earth has the time gone?u

I have now been an Artist for just over a year. I am shocked at how far I’ve come in one short year. I’ve made so much progress and I’ve been able to address some of my confidence issues.

Above is one of my very first sketches……. 🙈🙈

As an artist you are forever being judged. So many people think you don’t actually “work” and that it must be easy to throw some paint on a canvas. There will always be someone sniggering behind your back, sometimes even to your face. But you know what the best thing I’ve learnt this year is? Is not to care or listen to the armchair critics. The quicker you learn to ignore the ‘know-it-alls’ the better off you are going to be.

Above is a short video a start of a puffin sketch. It turned out really nice. It just shows a little bit of effort every day over time is totally worth it.

I have enjoyed so much about the last year. I’ve loved that many people love my art and that lots of my pieces (prints and originals) are making lots of people happy. I’ve loved learning new skills and learning how to perfect certain techniques. I’ve even enjoyed finding myself lost and not sure how to move a piece forward. I have also enjoyed being able to put those pieces down, move to something new and then coming back to the old piece and knowing exactly where to go.

Learning that I don’t have to force myself to be creative and enjoying the fact that some of my better pieces were created when I threw the rule book out the window.

I learnt to TRUST myself. Trust that I am actually good at this. It’s wonderful that after many years, several different jobs and career choices that I have finally found something I love. And yet I still have SO much farther to go. The road may seem never ending, but holy moly I am going to enjoy strolling off down the winding dirt path with the fairies.

Keep up with my progress and all my new pieces for this next year by following me on Instagram and Facebook. If you would like to see what original pieces and prints I have on sale at the moment check out my Etsy Store or my Redbubble Site.

Norbert the Dragon.

Anyone who knows me, knows I love Harry Potter. I especially love drawing the magical creatures in the movies. My most recent piece that I’ve drawn is Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback. It took me a long time to get all the details right. I hope you all like him!

First Stages – sketching out his shape and making sure all the proportions are accurate. I chose to draw him on A3 size 110gsm sketching paper.

The first few layers of the wings were tricky. Using my graphite pencils and my pencil eraser to try to get the texture right.

My next major challenge was the texture in the wood of the table he was on. Inserting the shadows underneath Norbert gives the 3D affect to my graphite sketch.

The final stages are a little tedious sometimes. You can see the end, it’s so close but it’s not quite perfect yet! This stage probably took the longest time to complete.

After approximately 5 hours of work, here Norbert is! I really love him. Now I get to choose another beast to draw! If anyone has any suggestions drop you choice in the comments.

Now, as Norbert isn’t my original creation he won’t be for sale. I do have many other animals, flowers and landscapes available to purchase in my etsy store. Here’s a link to one if my small dragon sketches! Dragon Art Print

If you would like to keep up to date with all my art sketches and paintings please check out my Facebook or Instagram accounts.

See you all soon,

Chrissy xx

Charity Art Auction

I’m holding a charity art auction in aid of the RSPCA and the RSPB.  Please pop along and visit my Facebook page for all the details! These Charities are very dear to my heart. I love animals and I think it’s important to protect our wildlife, as well as protecting the domestic animals. 


I will have many pieces of my Art available to bid one. There will be graphite sketches and acrylic paintings. Most will be of animals but there will be one or two pieces that will be Portraits or landscapes. 


Bidding will start on the 16th of July and go until the 30th of July. Please come and support a good cause! 

www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist 

Cheers,

Chrissy

In the spot light

This weeks art work to remember is Wattle. One of the first fairies I ever painted. It seems so long ago now. 

This acrylic painting was one of the first fairies I painted and is a part of my Fantasy Collection. To view rest of the fantasy collection go to this link: https://chrissyturleyartist.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-fantasy-art-collection/


You can also get many of my works  on clothes, phones cases, diaries and all sorts of other cool designs!! 

If you’d like a print or some merchandise go to my redbubble store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/chrissyturley

Cheers

Chrissy xx

In the spot light

Flower Fairy

This is one of my favourite fairies. I sketched her out very lightly with a 2H graphite pencil. Then I proceeded to add layers of light and darker shades using my Spectrum Noir Markers. When using my my SN Markers I always start with the lightest shade. I blend that into a mid tone and finally darken with the darkest shades. I particularly like my Spectrum Noir Markers when I’m doing fantasy art because they are so vibrant and easy to use…. once you know how. 


She is also available on red bubble as phone cases, mugs, note books and much more. Check out her and the rest of my items on Red Bubble here. 

Otherwise, prints are available in my Etsy store and you can keep up to date with my current pieces on my Instagram and Facebook pages where I constantly run competitions. 

Cheers 

Chrissy x