I’ve been away from social media for almost 2whole weeks! It was lovely, we went away on holiday to north wales which was amazing. I’ve had a little break from art and social media. Not that I haven’t been doing any art, just that I haven’t been bothered to photo it. I guess if it’s not on social media it never happened…. right?
The only pic I took with my phone while away in north wales. What a little beauty! I love the colours, they way he’s gripping the reeds, they seem to just float peacefully. Even with several stinky humans pressing there fat faces on the glass.
I’m working on a couple of commission pieces, which I’ll be able to show you after Christmas. To say they have challenged me would be a massive understatement! I still struggle with people!
I can show you a few other works in progress though. Some chipmunk coasters I am working on.
Yes, I have used a stencil with these ones. It’s hard enough trying to get them all in the right position. Do I feel like a cheat. Hell no. You know why? Because I still have to hand paint each little dude individually. I need to place the leaves by hand. This just makes it easier for me to do these little beauties justice. Do I care what anyone else thinks? Nope.
I love purple, and gold, and Christmas. For our Christmas tree we have mostly purple and gold baubles and tinsel, and I bought this little beauty from Katie and K8tieSparkles on Etsy. I can not wait to put it on my tree!
I have also created a “Colour your own” Christmas card this year. My kids are loving it.
Marcus Age 5
Isabelle Age 8
Check them out in my Etsy shop.
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See you all next week,
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.
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I’ve been working on these little sketches for a few weeks now. I’m pretty happy with them and they are proving to be quite popular.
I have 7 new designs of various flowers to native and wild animals.
I’m really excited to show you. These will be a social media item. I will not be putting them in my Etsy store for now.
Normal White Printing Paper – perfect for colour pencils.
£0.70 each with a postage cost of £1.30 per address.
Mixed Media Paper – great for acrylic paint or watercolour paint.
£1.10 each with a postage cost of £1.30 per address.
Choose one or all of the designs and enjoy creating beautiful art.
if you would like to purchase some these cute little designs, please pop over to my Facebook or Instagram pages!
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.
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,
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!
Here you will find all of my Fantasy Art and links to where you can buy prints, originals and merchandise! I will be constantly adding each of my collection so please keep visiting to check out my latest pieces!!!
You can find Original pieces in my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist for prints and all other merchandise go to my redbubble site https://www.redbubble.com/people/chrissyturley
The first fairies I painted! Wattle and rose!
Another fairy. This one looks particularly awesome on a phone case! You can find it here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/chrissyturley
My dragon is next. This little guy looks amazing on a shirt!
And lastly my house by the river.
So that is my fantasy collection of art work. Thank you for reading and supporting my art works!
My Redbubble store is here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/chrissyturley
My Etsy Store is here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist
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.
Here is a quick look at what I’ve been up to this week! The topic suggested by a fan on Facebook was horses! So I did 2 horses. I’m very happy with the second one I did (pictured below). I didn’t have a reference photo to use and I kinda just used my memory of my horse Rex.
The below picture I’ve used water colour paint for the very first time. It didn’t turn out as well as I was hoping for. I did however enjoy using the water colour paint. I will definitely have to try it again. But I think first I will watch some you tube videos.
This picture of an elf I drew completely from my mind. I totally love it. She will be available in my Etsy store and on red bubble very shortly! I am totally in love with this graphite sketch.
All of my links will be down below, remember I now have a redbubble account so many of my designs are now on phone cases, bags and mugs. They are the perfect gift for your special someone.
Thanks for reading,
I have recently joined Redbubble. I now have a few of my designs on phone cases and notepads and a few other things! I’ll be adding more of my Art designs into the store over the next few weeks.
I love all three of my designs I can’t choose between them!
Check them out at https://www.redbubble.com/people/chrissyturley
Remember I constantly have competitions running on my Instagram and Facebook pages and you can find prints and originals of all my painting and sketches in my Etsy store.