Alhambra Painting

As mentioned in my previous post, I have always been a fan of the painterly style. I thought it would be a good time to try it out for this IDOT project, especially since I was in a painting mood. I just started out drawing the outline of this, but it wasn’t long until I…

Mood Boards

Somehow, I have ended up with two mood boards for this project. That’s right people, two mood boards = two projects. I might have double the workload, but it is so worth it. I am looking at two very different aspects of Edinburgh. City Warmth City Warmth is about finding the warmth you can find…

Drawing at the Botanics

I can tell you, drawing flowers at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is a very nice way to spend a lonely Valentines Day. We were at the gardens for a floral inspired drawing project to get us to learn how to be more creative with our drawing techniques. Before we entered the garden, we had to…

Introduction to Disperse Dying

Disperse dying is one of my favourite techniques. The endless layering leads to so many creative possibilities as well as very interesting samples. The best thing about disperse dying is that you can paint your inks on paper. You can play with them exactly the same way you can do with watercolours and really experiment…

Ronda Watercolour

I took inspiration for this piece from a photo I took in Ronda (above). Once I saw this scene I knew immediately that I wanted to illustrate it with watercolours and black fineliner pen. I started this piece a little differently than what I usually do. I did a plan of the picture with faint…