Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Exclusively Pastel
Jan Hodgson began painting in 1992 when she moved with her family to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. In her new location and with her children all at school she found she now had time to pursue art in the way she had longed for. She signed up for a
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
• Dark brown pastel paper 75 x 55 cm. • A selection of artists’ quality pastels (Winsor & Newton, Schmincke, Rembrandt, Art Spectrum). • Faber-Castell soft square pastels. • Stabilo pastel pencils. • Easel and backing board. • Reference photographs.
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
The Palm Cockatoo
Using painters’ masking tape I fixed the drawing paper to the Masonite board – stretching it as tight as possible. Once happy with this I drew a straight line on all four sides of the copy then repeated this on the drawing paper. I then used these li
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min citite
An Admiration for Animals
Born in 1990 and raised predominantly on a farm in the New South Wales countryside, and now residing in Tasmania, Meaghan’s family raised an extensive variety of animals, and occasionally raised and rehabilitated sick and injured wildlife. This inher
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Hydrangea
The hydrangea in this demonstration drawing by Helene Wild was slowly wilting while she worked. Because she has found that flowers (in most cases) are the first parts of a plant to ‘flop’, she usually completes them before moving on to the leaves. Be
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Bobbie Scrivner
Roughly three years ago, this Brisbane man began to learn to use pastels. He really loves the medium … and the results of his enthusiasm are quite inspiring. In due course Bobbie would like to experiment with other forms of painting. ■
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min citite
A Natural Artist History
I was born in 1963. I can’t remember when I started to paint, I only remember that it seemed ingrained in me, that it was something I was compelled to do but also that I loved it - it felt natural. It became part of who I was and who I am, and as bot
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min citite
Life From The River
I often work to a theme with two or three companion paintings. This painting is a companion piece to a painting of an old Indian woman with ancient, gnarled trees. That painting is called ‘Older than the Trees’ and depicts the accumulated wisdom of a
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min citite
My Creative Nature
Like so many, my journey as an artist started at a very young youngest age child . I can is in see his now second as my year of school just how early it must have been within me. There are so many similarities, he is always so meticulous about his wo
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min citite
Spontaneity
• Try to draw every day, this will keep your eye accustomed to the negative spaces and the accuracy of the finished drawing. • When painting with pastel, I have found it best it best to start at the top left-hand corner and work outwards to the right
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Debbie Benson
As a child, Debbie Benson loved to draw. Recently she discovered pastels and she really enjoys experimenting and exploring the medium because it is very forgiving and yields instant results. She works from photographs and paints many subjects, includ
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Master Hints And Tips
• There are several different approaches to art. Some artists are spontaneous and like to be surprised at what emerges – the theme and title emerge from the way the work turns out. Others like to plan their work and keep full control all the way. The
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min cititeVisual Arts
Master Hints And Tips
• Arche 300gsm rough• Gesso• Acrylic paints: Cadmium yellow, Alizarin and white• Paintbrush in whatever large size is at hand• An assortment of hard oils pastels of various brands in oranges, pale yellow, yellow ochre, umber, ultramarine, greenish bl
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
• Prismacolor Col Erase Pencil • Colourfix primer • Liqutex Gesso • Pencils - Prismacolor, Faber Castell Polychromos and Derwent Coloursoft • Cheap brush with the bristles cut off for blending • Piece of felt or cotton makeup pads • Letraset aqua mar
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min cititeVisual Arts
Dramatic Coastline
Chroma makes a number of well-known and respected paint brands ideal for art students of all levels and on any budget. Names like Chromacryl, A2, Atelier and Jo Sonja’s are synonymous with quality and value among Australian artists. Chroma paints are
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration10 min cititeVisual Arts
Paper and Canvas
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 Inspiration1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
There are many water-soluble pencils and crayons on the market today and each have their own specific qualities. While they will never be able to compete with the beauty of pure watercolour, they are, nevertheless, a very good medium in their own rig
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• By placing newspaper your art paper and making definite creases in it, when you apply your pastel to the art paper, the creases from behind will give your work definite ridges – which can be very effective if you are trying to create an interesting
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Draw a subject matter that interests you and that you enjoy. • Always keep a clean piece of paper under your drawing hand to prevent smudging and oil from your skin transferring to the artwork. • Keep your pencils as fine and as sharp as possible t
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
The Tale of My Life
I was born in 1942 in a country town in south west Queensland. My mum and aunts said I quickly learnt to amuse myself, this being done by lying on my back watching anything that flew overhead. The USA had an aircraft base in our town with planes flyi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min citite
Still Life: The Working Process
• Schminke Black• Art Spectrum Flinders Red Violet Dark• Rowney Purple Grey Spend time arranging an interesting assortment of fruit and objects in a pleasing composition. Remember to choose things that have colours that are complementary to each othe
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Master Hints And Tips
• Studying your specimen carefully, and from all angles, will help you to decide how best to place it on the paper. • Select your paper with care as different papers will affect your drawing. Experiment with different types and weights of paper. You
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min citite
My Source Of Complete Escape
I was born in Melbourne in 1945 and I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t willing to spend time with a pencil in my hand. At 14 I entered a drawing competition and won a place to further my drawing skills. At the time I was unable to take this up but
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
• Full sheet of Mi-Teintes ‘Tex’ in a light brown (or cinnamon) shade. • White pastel pencil for the initial drawing. • Pastels for the cliffs: Winsor & Newton Raw Umber Tint 4, Burnt Umber Tint 3, Yellow Ochre Tint 1, Yellow Ochre Tint 4; no specifi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Full of Possibilities
• Eraser• 220gsm paper or thicker• F pencil• Brushes – No 2 and No. 4 Taklon brush• Ink tips - 0.03 and a 0.1 waterproof and fade proof• Watercolour pencils (Derwent, Faber Castell) – Colours• Light Pthalo Green• Mineral Green• Black• Deep Cadmium• B
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• When starting, always chose 3 values of colour so as to not get overwhelmed with choices and too many pencils. Practice on a piece of paper if you are unsure which colours to use. • Holding your SHARP pencil in an upright position allows you to als
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min citite
The Flower
I was born in Penrith, NSW, and moved to Queensland in 1991 when I was about four years old with my parents and two siblings. From a young age, I can remember being creative – making toys out of cardboard, writing and illustrating short stories to be
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min citite
Materials
• Canson board (Canson paper mounted on acid free board) • Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer • Art Spectrum Gouache • Art Spectrum Soft Pastels (occasionally some Windsor Newton, Rembrandt) • Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels for highlights • Conté sticks
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
The Rose
• Reference photo• Canson Pastel Paper – colour Sand• White charcoal pencil• Putty rubber• Rembrant Pastels – Light Orange – Orange – Deep Yellow 202.7 – Carmine – Madder Lake Deep – Light Yellow – Blue Violet – Burnt Sienna – Red Violet – Black• AS
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min citite
Family Members
I choose an appropriate size canvas and apply gesso primer. As I am working off a 10 x 8 inch photograph (or 25 x 20 cm), I use a 10mm grid. My canvas is 60 x 50 cm. I crop the photograph by 10mm at the top, and prepare a 25mm grid for the canvas. Us
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