Saturday, January 16, 2021

Watercolor girl for beginners

Are you a beginner looking for guidance in how to paint faces in watercolor? If you have ever felt intimidated by painting faces, then you'll love this course. I'll gently guide you step by step and break it down into a manageable process.
Come join in for this supportive community of fellow creatives.

I'll show you how to add shadows and color to create depth and dimension to your girl's portrait.
We'll be using on 4 supplies in this it's accessible and very easy to get started.

I'll also give you a 3 part video on eye, lips, and nose detail.

This class is a perfect starting point for beginners or even folks who have painted faces before and want a refresher. This is a great tool to have in your tool belt!

  • 3 page step by step tutorial to print out and follow along: 1 video steps 1-5, 2nd video steps 6-13, 3rd video steps 14-18
  • plus eyes, nose, and lip detail video
  • easy to follow
  • supportive community - I'll be offering feedback and cheering you on through end of March, 2021. (after which will be self work)
  • total of 4 videos and a printable PDF tutorial 2 pages long (steps 1-18 drawing and painting the face)

Monday, January 11, 2021

the left pages....what?!

 You're asking yourself what are these left pages. 

So in my journal, the left pages are reserved and used for testing materials and making swatches of color. Sometimes these turn into my favorite pages after I add some drawings and doodles. But the starting of these pages are just me "playing and messing about" on the opposite page of my journal. I'll give you a few examples below of what some of my "left pages".

The scribbles and swatches and blocks of color that are already there help give me a jumpstart. I add some pattern work, some doodles and drawings and I create something magical from what started out as just messin' around. I think the playing around part is where you'll find that magic

If you love these left pages and they speak to you, I'll be doing a few lessons next month over on Patreon

Aiko is a character from a Studio Ghibli movie, Only Yesterday
Such a beautiful movie, capturing the nostalgia of childhood dreams.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Channel your inner Beast !


I have a newfound love for wildebeest. I never really paid much attention to them on Safari but one day they had the zoomies and I felt like they were showing their personalities a bit. Meanwhile the baby giraffes were onlooking like "what the...?" 
Now I watch them and appreciate them more. I did some more research and found that they can live up to 40 years old and migrate up to 1000 miles per year. If you want to find out more about these amazing creatures you can visit where the focus is conservation. I wasn't aware that the wildebeest habitat is being threatened by fragmentation...(agriculture and economic growth). 

ps. I secretly want to be an Animal Kingdom Safari truck driver. 

pss. Safari animal class where we'll paint the wildebeest, gorilla, cheetah, rhino, and elephant begins Friday! Don't feel like you can draw/paint animals? neither did I. That is why I am teaching this class. I wanted a solution for a process that I enjoy and to make learning accessible.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

New system for my gouache paints


I needed a new system for my gouache paints. It was a mess and I was spending way to much time hunting and searching for a color. I found this cart with dividers and pencil cups as well on amazon.
When I tell you a cart is always the answer for art supply needs, it's the truth. Always.

*amazon links are affiliate links where I earn a small percentage at no cost to you

Transformation - original 11x14 on canvas

If you didn't catch my reel over on instagram, head over and get a peek into my process on this painting.

Monday, December 21, 2020

New cardboard originals

 When I am just wanting to let loose with my art, I turn to cardboard. It's readily available and I feel open and unintimidated in fear to "mess it up".

I used acrylic paint, black stabilo marks all pencil, and cray pas oil pastels. 

They are now listed in my big cartel shop! don't forget to add code CHRISTMAS15 to save 15% now to the end of the year.

Friday, December 18, 2020

 Pink, blue, orange Cheetah for this happy Friday......πŸ†πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸŒ§πŸŒ·

This is one of 4 lessons in online illustration course. Ps this course is FREE for December patrons (messy inner child tier) class begins January 8th.

You can also register for $49 for regular registration 

We will also be doing a Rhino and Wildebeest!