Portrait Study

I’ve been struggling a bit with my current painting, so I thought I’d do a portrait study before jumping back into it. It’s a habit I’ve been trying to get into when whatever I’m working on isn’t going the way I planned. Instead of getting frustrated and not doing any Read more…

Sketchbook – Cheetah Cub

A cheetah cub with glowy things! This is a sketch based on an idea I have for an upcoming oil painting. It’ll probably change a little bit between this sketch and the final painting, but it’s going in the direction I want at least. The reference photo for this drawing Read more…

Oil Studies in My Sketchbook

I’ve started doing little oil painting studies in my sketchbook! They are loads of fun and help me work out which colours I’d like to use in my final paintings. My sketchbook has standard drawing paper, so I coated the pages with several layers of gesso before applying the oils. Read more…

Sketchbook – Big-Eyed Elf

Do you know the best thing about using a sketchbook? You can sketch down any old-crazy-idea and it doesn’t even matter if it looks completely different to your normal style! So, in the interest of being different and trying new things with my art, we have a Big-Eyed Elf. I’ve Read more…