Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min citite
Passion for Portraits
I have lived on the Central Coast of NSW most of my life, where we are blessed with beautiful beaches, national parks, abundant in lots of species of birds and animals. During my school years I chose art classes which I looked forward to the most of
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
The Baby
Box up your picture you are copying from into squares and do the same with your art paper. Do this really lightly on the blank sheet, so it can be erased. Lightly pencil in the outline of your portrait and when happy with it start rubbing out squares
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• A good clear reference photo, preferably in black and white and one also in colour • Use a good quality paper • Keep pencils sharp • Make squaring up really light on your blank paper • Always have a clean piece of paper under your drawing hand to
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
• Arches Watercolour Paper 185gsm.• Pen: Uni-pin 0.8, waterproof pigment ink.• Rowney watercolour paints: Olive Green; Naples Yellow; Cobalt Blue; small touches of other colours.• Paper towel.• Size 12 brushes (two).• Masking tape.• Easel (optional).
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Woodland's Gallery
ARTIST’S DRAWING & INSPIRATION magazine seeks to showcase the works of talented Australians producing art at a whole range of skill levels, whether they are accomplished creative people with a long history of achievements or beginners (of all ages) s
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Secret Support
I placed the lilies in a position where their stamens were not going to stain cushions, paintings, or anything else if they dropped (I learnt this the hard way). I taped the watercolour paper to a support board to prepare for a later stage of dribbli
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min citite
The Dog Portrait Artist
Where do I begin? Do I start at primary school where, like so many children before and after me, I drew my favourite cartoon characters? Do I start at aged 12, drawing my guinea pig (I wasn’t allowed to have a horse) who courageously sat through hour
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Follow your own instinct. • Be confident. • The best way for grey graphite lines not to show, is to not put them there in the first place. • Don’t press too hard on one section of the tape while you are drawing. Relax. • Let the washes and splatter
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min citite
Cavalier in Black Pencil
I had just got off the phone from talking to Artist’s Palette (when they called and asked me to submit an insight and demo), the screaming, jumping up and down, the phone calls to tell friends and family and posts on social media has stopped… I’m now
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min citite
My Creative Pursuits
I came to two-dimensional creative pursuits less than 10 years ago, having been a potter and clay sculptor since 1970. I completed the Certificate in Studio Ceramics in Brisbane in 1981. Born in Sydney, my schooling, and thus my career path, was dir
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
• Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils: In an A3 size drawing I'll need about 6-7 Black (199) & 1 White (101)• Smooth Archers Watercolour paper or Smooth White Museum grade mount board you get from the framers• Bond or tracing paper• 2B pencil• Pencil s
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Bovine Beauties
I always do a rough sketch on A4 paper which helps me to work out placement, composition, perspective and focal point. I determine the direction of the light source and what can be left out from the picture. I mark on the sketch where the darkest ton
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Print your reference photo in black and white. • Your pencil needs to be so sharp that it can be used as a stabbing weapon. Turn your pencil after every couple of strokes to get a longer life on your sharp tip. • When starting a new area of the dra
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• I always have the following pastels in my pastel box - Schmincke White – for the whitest whites, Art Spectrum Flinders Blue Violet D520, Art Spectrum Flinders Red Violet D517, Art Spectrum Phthalo Green D570 and Unison pastels – their clear bright
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min citite
Landscapes From The Heart
As a child, I was always drawing, colouring, knitting, sculpting with clay, basically anything arty and creative that I could find would keep me quietly amused for hours. This passion followed me into high school where I took every art subject availa
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min citite
Why I started Painting
I have always been creative. From about the age of 12 I started making and designing my own clothes and continued to do this right through to adulthood. My brother was the artist in the family and, being two years older, his paintings were always a l
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min citite
Sunkissed
These sun bleached trees with their twisted shapes are irresistible to me, whilst some people find them spooky, if you look at them from a different point of view you will see the elegant shapes and gestures in their bare branches. I began this piece
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Wet & Wild
My demonstration is a painting slightly different to my usual beach scenes, which are normally completed in landscape. I had taken some photos on a really cloudy day where rain was imminent and I was sitting on the beach while my husband was fishing.
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
• Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper Beige 100 x 70cm• Four values of Art Spectrum Flinders Blue Violet ranging from the darkest to the lightest• Art Spectrum Jacaranda two values• Two values of Art Spectrum Flinders Red Violet• Art Spectrum Warm Grey• Art
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Don’t just rely on your eye...... measure, measure and measure. • Try to vary your subject matter and experiment with your palette to keep your work fresh. • Don’t be too scared to make mistakes, pastel is fairly forgiving and can be erased, especi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Keep a thick piece of folded rag nearby so you can continually wipe your pastels and your hands clean to stop colours contaminating each other. • Take your own photos to avoid any copyright issues. • An ordinary lead pencil eraser works very well f
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min cititePsychology
This Is What We Do On Fridays
All of these people have been touched by cancer in some way, but on Fridays they can put their problems aside for a while and become absorbed in the joy of creating paintings in a supportive environment. Some of the group have painted before; others
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Dressed for Work
Pencil drawing in sketch book. Using carbon paper, I transferred the drawing onto cream coloured velour paper, then drew over the outlines with “willow charcoal” followed by a paper stump (lightly dragged over the lines) to set the charcoal and stop
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• A few hints on using soft “Willow Charcoal” • Willow Charcoal is actually made from willow branches (burnt to a crisp so to speak) and being powdery when used it obviously creates a bit of dust, is messy and definitely not good for the nose! Howeve
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration13 min citite
Canvas and Paper Contributed
Oil primed linen was one of the first surfaces developed for ‘modern’ day painting. For hundreds of years, oil painters have recognised that traditionally prepared oil-primed Belgian linen is the ultimate support for their artwork. With the advent of
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Cold One Waiting
• 100cm x 70cm sheet of grey colorfix paper • Conte sticks • Pastels - I used Artist Spectrum soft pastels for most of my upper layers, and used a white Schminke’s pastel at the very end for the white highlights. • Sheet of A1 paper for making some t
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min citite
Amanda Shepherd My Creative Side
I have always had a creative side that would make an appearance every now and then. When I was little I used to write stories and when I was in high school I experimented a little with art, but it was nothing more than a little fun. As I got older, m
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min citite
Art in Retirement
Retirement! It had arrived so quickly. It was 2005 and I was retired, not that I wasn’t looking forward to it, but what to do with all those hours you filled with work? I was looking for something to do to keep my mind, body and soul together and ale
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
Colour pencil • Kneadable eraser• Good quality drawing paper• HB graphite pencil. I used Prismacolor Premier Pencils:• Light Peach/927• Seashell/1093• Rosy Beige/1019• Sepia/948• Rose/929• Poppy Red/922• Crimson/924• Blue/1024• Periwinkle/1025• Cream
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min citite
GPO Hobart Tasmania
• Reference photographs • A3 sheet of Eraldo di Paolo cartridge paper • Faber-Castell pencils H, 2H and 2B • Derwent eraser and Faber-Castel putty eraser • Tortillions mixed sizes • Pencil sharpener • Ruler • Set square • Adjustable callipers • Powde
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