A New Painting

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The Christmas season is upon us now and so everything is getting a little busy and hectic.I haven’t been able to work on a lot of personal projects lately because I am working on Christmas gifts and some projects I can’t show you all just yet. This sketch is a preliminary sketch for a painting that I want to finish in the new year. The inspiration for this sketch/painting came from Katy Perry’s “Roar”. I will make sure that I get the work in progress and final piece up here as soon as I get them finished.

Now back to sketching while I have a few minutes, hopefully I will have a bit more work up for you lovely readers to see before the end of the year.

Happy Holiday preparations!!!


New Supplies

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Lately I have been trying to explore mixed media in my sketchbook and other work. When all of the back to school sales were on I would visit the local art stores to see what kind of new supplies I could find. On one of these trips I found my new favourite art supply. The acrylic paint marker! I have tried the Sharpie and Liquitex versions and they are both great. My favourite part is the portability of the markers, it’s easy to get some great colour on a page when I am not at home. I can also put a lot of colour on a page in my sketchbook without it bleeding through. I have been holding back, trying not to buy all of the colours of all the kinds. Definitely give these a try, they are a lot of fun.

I have not been paid or asked to promote these products by either Sharpie or Liquitex. I just want to promote this cool new addition to my tool kit. 

Autumn Celebration

I have finished another project in my sketchbook this week! I have been working on this page since just before Thanksgiving. I wanted to display something which represented the fall colours around this time of year. I am glad that I got it done in time before winter hit, it’s been really cold here lately.

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This page started with a clipping from a magazine, providing the colour inspiration. Then I sketched out the flowers with pencil and ink. All of the flowers were painted with acrylic paint and then the outline was done with Prismacolor Premier fine liners.

*** Question to all readers out there: Drawing with the Prismacolours over top of the acrylic paint destroys the tips of my markers. It dries them out, sometimes they don’t bounce back. Has anyone run into this problem before and have suggestions for a solution? I love this look but I can’t afford to buy new markers every time I do a page.***

Happy Fall everyone!

More Art Work of Years Past

This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada. I was able to take some more time while I was visiting at home to go through some more of my artwork from high school and the beginnings of my college degree. It’s so great going through all of these pieces, some of which I had forgotten about completely, some that are unfinished, and many that I would like to revisit sometime soon.

Here is a quick sample of some of the work that I found, enjoy!

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