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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
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Amber of Rowy’s Home
Here, I used a photograph of my Border Collie (Amber) as a reference. With the pencil, I sketched the outlines and basic features on the canvas. If the sketch is good, the rest of the painting is so much easier to do. I chose a background that woul
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A Sailing Studio
Nancy was born in Northern Luzon, Philippines in 1956, moving to Boat Harbour on the north west coast of Tasmania in 1984. Together with husband Mike, she relocated to the east coast fishing village of Bicheno in 1987, where their son Oren was born.
Australian How To Paint1 min citite
Master Hints And Tips
• Take your time, don’t rush it. It does not matter if you finish it today or next week – as long as you’re happy with the end result. • Don’t be afraid to try new techniques; you can always paint over your work if you don’t like it! Experiment with
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Pilot’s Portrait
A colleague who was familiar with my work, and had seen one of my earlier paintings of “Holly”, a mutual friend’s pet Miniature Schnauzer, asked if I would paint a portrait of her son’s pet cat “Pilot”, which she would like to present as a gift. Norm
Australian How To Paint4 min citite
From Calligrapher to Wildlife Artist
I was born in Brisbane and have spent a large part of my life here. The sub-tropical climate makes it easy to be outside, consequently I constantly have my camera at the ready. I have travelled extensively throughout our wonderful country from the ou
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Materials
• 45cm x 45cm stretched canvas on frame• Watercolour pencils for sketching, and the following Atelier and Matisse acrylic paints: Titanium White, Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Oxide, Payne’s Gray, Alizarin C
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Aussie Icons The Laughing Kookaburra
Firstly I applied a very pale blue soft pastel (gently rubbed in with my finger) to the background immediately around the birds and the very small foliage. This allows the detailed edges to remain clear when colour is applied, I find this method mean
Australian How To Paint1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• I like to be in a “painting mood” before I start a new work. It’s really important for me to feel that I’m enthused not only regarding the subject matter, but also that my creative juices are flowing, and I’m up for the excitement and challenge of
Australian How To Paint1 min citite
Materials
• Half sheet of white Colourfix paper taped to a backing board• A workable matt spray fixative and SpectraFix spray for final fixing• Art Spectrum and Rembrandt soft pastels: Pale blue, dark brown, mid-brown, mid-pink, light yellow, light grey, orang
Australian How To Paint5 min citite
“I Cannot Imagine Life Without Art”
Another rainy day, another chance to stay indoors and draw and paint! Any excuse would do for an 8-year-old whose only desire was to be “an artist when I grow up”! Well almost 48 years later I still have the same passion to paint and draw as I believ
Australian How To Paint2 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• I am sure you all have heard this before, a reminder never goes astray. It is very important to get your drawing as accurate as you can, because putting colour on an imperfect drawing will not make it better. • Practice, practice, practice and your
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Rediscovering Coloured Pencils
I’m confident most of us are familiar with coloured pencils having used them at some time in our lives, either at home with “colouring in books” or at school. Some people love “sketching” with the humble HB pencil. Well I’m here to take you on a jour
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Working Dogs
Kathy Christian has painted the familiar everyday things that surrounded her for as long as she can remember. She is self-taught. Although she won two art scholarships in the United States of America some years ago, she has never used them. “When I w
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Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Experiment with your colour mixing on a separate piece of scrap paper. That way if your colour combination doesn’t work out you haven’t ruined your drawing. • Keep a sheet of tracing paper to place over the finished section of your work so you can
Australian How To Paint1 min citite
Materials
• Art magazine.• Reference photographs.• Arches Cold Pressed watercolour paper.• Air brush.• Frisket film.• Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes: Numbers 2, 1, 0 and 00.• Winsor & Newton or Horadam Gouache: Permanent White; Burnt Umber; Burnt Sienna; For
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Back To The Future
The Queensland Wildlife Artists Society recently presented the Faber-Castell 250th Anniversary exhibition at the Richard Randall Studio Gallery, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Toowong, Brisbane. Count Andreas and Countess Virginia von Faber-Castell a
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‘Stalker’
This painting is of my old kelpie, ‘Stalker’. He has been gone for about ten years. The pose is typical of how he used to sit all the time. The picture is a great way to remember a great dog. From reference photographs, I do a simple pencil sketch.
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Precious Pets
Nola Clark has a few early school day recollections which include ‘being the smallest girl in school’. She also has a fond memory of regularly topping the class for drawing and sketching. As a child she can’t remember having many toys, but vividly re
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Master Hints And Tips
• Because of the fine detail, I only work on my paintings for around three to four hours a day. I often get to a stage in the middle of a piece where I don’t like it; or I get extremely bored. That’s the time to set it aside and focus on something el
Australian How To Paint1 min citite
Materials
• Colourfix Paper, Aubergine.• Art Spectrum and Holbein Pastels.• Charcoal Pencils – Pastel Pencils (Conte and Derwent).• Colour Shapers and Paper Stump.• Hog Hair Brush.• Plastic Eraser.• Mahl Stick to keep my hands off parts I don’t wish to smudge.
Australian How To Paint1 min citite
Materials
• Reference photos• Ruler (if using a grid)• Paper• Stonehenge White 245gsm• HB Pencil• Copy paper to rest your hand• Derwent eraser for use with graphic pencils• Faber Castell sharpener with large and small holes• National Art Materials Workable Fix
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Tabby Cat
I define a clear border to contain the end result and leave reasonable space all around to facilitate handling. This space includes an area to ‘test blend’ colours. I use charcoal pencils and a brown pastel pencil to formulate the major shapes, befor
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Solemn Pup
As an avid animal lover, this artist prefers to draw animals, and is always on the lookout for unique photographs to inspire her work. This is a photo that I downloaded from Facebook. It caught my eye as I thought that the pup had a very solemn look.
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Dogs’ And Cats’ Eyes
The basic difference when illustrating the eyes of dogs and cats relates to the difference in pupil structure. The pupils of cats’ eyes vary (according to light) from a slit to a large black ball. The pupils of dogs’ eyes are round, and soften gradua
Australian How To Paint1 min citite
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Make sure your working area is tidy and free of clutter; in my case my desk, as it can be a distraction when you are working. • Invest in a pencil extender as they are quite inexpensive and save you throwing out your pencils when they get quite sho
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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
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Master Hints And Tips
• Paper stumps are excellent to blend the first layer of pastel. They can be used to remove excess pastel, and are useful to stabilise a drawing so that it does not smudge. • Colour shapers are very useful to blend heavier pastel if you require a smo
Australian How To Paint5 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
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Take Your Time
Bregje (Becky) Breedveld was born at Leiden in The Netherlands. These days she is a police officer in Donnybrook, Western Australia. She was a police officer in Holland for eight years. After reading about the international recruitment drive of the W
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