Category Archives: Demonstrations

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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Watercolours: Birches in Autumn (demonstration)

I haven’t done much painting for a month or two since uni started up again, as I’ve been pretty busy with teaching and research. Now that I’m settling in for the semester and am waiting for the last touches on … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Two Cowrie Shells (demonstration)

Time for another little coloured pencil demonstration. My Nan has several jars of sea shells that she and I have collected over the years, including numerous cowries, so a while ago I got a few out and used them as … Continue reading

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Watercolour Pencils: Two Chili Peppers (demonstration)

While cutting up vegetables for dinner, I decided to use two of the chili peppers I was going to cook as the basis for a small still life sketch. I had new little sketchbook and some Prismacolor Premier watercolour pencils … Continue reading

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