Category Archives: Demonstrations

Coloured Pencils: Violin (demonstration)

I drew this violin for my review of the Derwent Lightfast pencils, and figured it would make a good demonstration. As always, you don’t need to use the exact pencils I’ve used; just find the closest colours in your own … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Hummingbird (demonstration)

Any time I get new art supplies, I’m always looking for an excuse to use them in a painting. After I bought a limited edition Pearl Metallic box of Schmincke watercolours, I wanted to paint something sparkly but couldn’t think … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Hot Air Balloon (demonstration)

I was supposed to be testing the final version of the system I need for my PhD’s data collection, but somehow in the process of being moved from my office to a new open floor office, my computer went missing! … Continue reading

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Watercolours: German Shepherd 3/4 Profile (demonstration)

For a long time, I’ve wanted to paint an animal portrait, but always put it off out of fear I’d mess it up. I still have that fear, but I decided I should at least try to do something about … Continue reading

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Watercolours: A Fiery Pair (demonstration)

Time for another art demo! Today we’re painting some fiery red, yellow and orange tulips in watercolour. This painting is based on a photo by┬áSei Nakatugawa in the Facebook group, Photos for Artists. I’m pretty sure they’re tulips but I … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Scarlet Macaw Parrot (demonstration)

Last time I went to the art supply shop near my Dad’s work, I decided I’d get some Derwent Procolour pencils to try. I didn’t want to commit to a full set in case I didn’t like them, but unfortunately … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Butterfly on Milkweed (demonstration)

Every now and then I ask my friends on Twitter or Facebook to give me photos of birds or flowers or other stuff I can use as a reference for a painting or drawing, and I usually end up with … Continue reading

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