Incredible Art – Surreal trees

Esfera Natural by Gustavo P. Fernandes. Make sure you check out his other trees. Beautiful stuff. You can find him at his website (there is an English version, link at the bottom of the page) or on Flickr. Nutty(I’ve managed to be in bed for half an hour tonight, there has been no sleep yet, […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #3

Let the industrial revolution begin… This is the third challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #2 results – Eyes

I’ve always loved drawing eyes. There is something about them. Their shape, shadow, the soul staring out at you from the paper. I’ve really practised drawing them over the years as they are my favourite part of portraiture. I know how important it is to put the shadow and highlights in just the right place […]

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Incredible art – Oil and soft pastels

I’ve been following these two artists for awhile now and am continually amazed at their work. This morning’s works were jaw dropping. Irina Miroshnikova and this is her latest, ‘Blue Eyes‘. It’s in oil pastel…and the first time she has used the medium!! ::eye boggling:: Make sure you check out her soft pastel work over […]

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Creative Everyday

I’ve joined a new challenge. This should be no surprise to anyone since I’ve managed to drown myself in the things in order to keep myself on the art track. But this one is a good laidback approach that might just keep me doing something everyday.  And this will be followed by the slightly more […]

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Oil pastel experiments

I’m learning! Remember this from yesterday? One of my one centimetre paintings. Well, they were designed to be inspiration points, so since I had time to paint today I took this one and turned it into this: Oil pastel on watercolour paper I finally got out my oil pastels to play. I laid down the […]

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Painting experiments

I did some experimenting with paint today. Nine One Centimetre Paintings, Acrylic on paper, approx. 9 x 10 x 10 mm. I think they are pretty groovy and have ideas what to do with them. I really like the subtle blending of colours. I’m certainly going to continue my experiments in this area. Nutty(experimenting is […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge #2

Get that mind’s eye working… This is the second challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the […]

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Drawing Lab Challenge One results

Our first week  and our first exercise. How did everyone do? I know my biggest challenge was actually getting anything done. There was no bed in my catdom, but there was kitchen table, couch, and coffee table. I was going to post this post last night, but decided to leave it to Friday night (I’m […]

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