My Mum and Mama

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share a gift I made for my mum for Mother’s Day! (Sorry it’s a little late, follow me on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date WIPs and news!)

Commissions like this are available too – contact me if interested!

I started with a rough sketch to get a feel for the piece I was creating. I then traced this image and amended some of the areas that I thought needed changing.

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I did a few samples as I wanted to try a new technique – painting on tea! I also tried painting on watercolour but I felt that the grey made no difference to creating a normal sketch.

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I was really happy with my tea sample so….

I then tea stained some thick cartridge paper and then transferred my traced image to the final piece.

Now comes the fun part, building up the light and dark areas using graphite and a white pastel pencils (or you could use a white crayon if you prefer) I chose a pastel pencil as this blends nicely with the graphite and tea wash.

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Merry Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas!

Here’s a selection of my Christmas designs from this year!

You may recognise the first one as “Lady Christmas” I gave her a bit of a revamp!

Thank you for making my 2016 awesome! For the likes, comments and shares on social media, the orders on etsy, redbubble and commissions and of course just for following my journey as an artist and enjoying my art and illustrations!

I especially want to thank those who ordered some commissions. I enjoy creating something that is special to someone and that they will frame and cherish for life. You also have given me some new skills, it’s a great way for me to get out of my comfort zone and experiment a bit more with styles and techniques!

I also want to thank the Facebook page “Gothic & Enchanted” for sharing my art at the start of the year. This definitely gave me a confidence boost and that my art is worth something!

Who knows what 2017 will hold?

I am currently working on a book cover which is most definitely testing my skills, a few unfinished paintings and some new things planned for Entwine Handmade too! I’m very excited!

As a thank you present, you can get 10% off a £10 spend in my etsy shop by using the code “THANKYOU10” at the checkout!

Thanks again and have a great Christmas and New Year!

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Little Robin

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Painted with watercolour and my favourite – TEA!

There’s a little story about this robin – I moved house recently and as I was clearing up my garden, this little guy swooped down and started chirping! It was the cutest thing! He was there for about 5 minutes so I snapped a few photos to paint from!
Was a very special moment, I hope you like him!