I so wouldn't mind being in that sea right now - but I also loved my holiday in Scotland for sure! It may not have been as relaxing as the beach but it's was a real adventure and very beautiful. We're back in Cornwall now and the winter is starting to feel very near...I'm wearing wool socks as we speak and in the evenings we debate whether it's time to put the heating on...which is why this beach shot looks sooo dreamy!
Aside from that, I have lots of new inspiration in my head now and I'm ready for some full on creative sessions...
And don't forget those Xmas commissions! I'm still open to take on more gift-making #santaslittlehelper
Would you like a drawing like this of your pet goldfish? I can draw it for you. If you don't have a pet fish I can also draw you a picture of any other pet, whether it's a dog, cat, horse, pig, snake...I can also draw animals that aren't your pets but you'd like to see on your wall - just email or message me to find out more! It's also a perfect present for friends and family, for example for Christmas.
i went out to practice with the new camera and my friend @xxlisannelovexx really didn't mind being my model.
we were out for 3 HOURS 😂
but it was totally worth it.
there's also a real-life test video coming up on my youtube channel soon😊
i worked my butt off as a waitress to have a budget which allowed me to quit my job and work on my passions now..
soon i'll be moving those passions overseas 🙈
Work in progress of a drawing I did before I went on holiday, here you can see 3 layers/steps in the process. This fish is called Lionfish and originates from the South Pacific Ocean - but I encountered it in Newquay Aquarium in Cornwall (UK). Although they look pretty, you're advised to be careful if you come across one in the sea, as they can sting you which is extremely painful...but they do look amazing!
Do you use paint brushes on your charcoal drawings? You can dip your brush into charcoal powder and spread a thin layer on your drawing, then add more in darker areas to create shades. It works great for example to create smooth skin on a portrait. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can find a few more tips/guidelines in a post I shared today on the blog, plus I'll tell you what materials I'm using (they are not fancy at all and pretty affordable!) - You can visit my website to read it if you're interested.
Happy Friday xxxxx
It´s all coming along nicely...This drawing reminds me of driving a quad bike everyday during my farm work in the Outback of Australia, where I´d see kangaroos (or I should rather say Wallabies, which are the smaller kangaroos) bouncing around me and in front of me on the road. If you get the chance to visit Australia, make sure you experience the Outback - it's one you will never forget.
After about 4 weeks my most recent piece is finally finished I got done with this around 4 am thismorning I was doped up on candy so that helped alot. 😂😂😂😂
Materials used: acrylic paint, 16x20 mixed media canvas and paint brushes.
Side note: Not sure how I'm going to price this piece yet but considering the amount of time it took to finish most likely between 30$-40$. #amatureartist#artistofinstagram#bopoartist#selfloveart#supportsmallbusiness#onlineartist
If you feel like you lack the drive to do the work and you don‘t have anyone to be accountable to, self-initiated deadlines are amazing for giving yourself incentive to get working. Even something as simple as making a to-do list for this week or month, or what I'm also finding helpful these days is planning my Instagram feed far in advance because it pushes me to complete drawings so I have something to share. This is one of the most vital things I‘ve learned since starting my artist journey so I feel it‘s important to share it with you. But the lessons seem endless, which is why I wrote a blog post about the 5 main things I‘ve learned. In case you didn‘t already read it, please check it out on the blog and leave a comment or share it with someone you know might find it helpful x
Work in progress picture. Looking through my pictures from Australia, I came across some kangaroos and thought I'd draw one. My 2 years Down Under were amazing so I owe it to honor my memories from there with at least one drawing!
P.S. I KNOW it's super early still, but if you want drawings for Xmas please start thinking about it soon. I have limited slots but I want to be able to take commissions from as many of you as I possibly can, so the earlier I can start the better! You can order portraits of people and animals (sizes A3 or A4) which are great as presents for friends and family because they're so personal and each piece is unique <3 Email or message for more info.
Excuse my fabulous pose in this picture!
In 2015 my partner and I moved into a camper van and drove across Australia from the west coast to the east coast, including the Nullarbor, the longest straight road in Aus. This weekend we‘re embarking on another road trip, although it‘s not nearly as long. In Oz this would be similar to driving from Sydney to Melbourne, which look pretty close to each other on a map...but we‘re heading up to Scotland for a couple of weeks on holiday! I am so excited to finally visit our neighbours in the north and to experience something new.
I will keep posting some things while I‘m away but I´m not going to spend too much time online because I want to be as present as possible during this trip, to make memories and find new inspiration for future creative work – which I know you will benefit from too. Lots of love from an exciting little globetrotter, who loves nothing more than to explore the world...
We get the most amazing light of the moon over the sea at Chesil Beach and with the lights from the beach road and the houses,
It often looks ad magical as this.
Stunning blues to bring a statement to your home and light up your walls with interior style .
We know we have something you will love to create your sassy pad .
I had a real „lightbulb moment“ when I realized how vital it is to TRAIN YOUR CREATIVE MUSCLE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are two big reasons for this:
1. You learn best by doing. Creating art as often as you can and learning as you go will help improve your skills more than anything else ever will.
2. The more you create the easier it will be to get new ideas. If you can‘t come up with new things to create, just start sketching or writing whatever is in your head and do it everyday – it will lead you to something.
The most skilled artists in the world didn‘t get to where they are without A LOT of practice – and most good ideas come from a lot of trial and error and putting pen to paper, not just from sitting by yourself scrolling through Facebook (that might happen once, but not every time you need to come up with something).
Most of my greeting card ideas – including my lightbulb card - came to me in a busy creative period, when I was already making other work. And it was in one of these busy periods where I had this lightbulb moment, which I share in more detail in my new blog post.
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So youn @matildaofficial__
They are final Trainee from Trainee survival. Good luck and all the best!
For those of you who want to be artists but have all the questions and no answers, you don‘t know where to start, what steps to take or even what to create – I‘m here for you. I am still in the same boat in many ways and don‘t know all the answers BUT by following my journey you might learn a thing or two (or at least what NOT to do), SO I have launched a blog! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To celebrate the anniversary of my official website, I have made some changes to it: it‘s got a brand new look, a newsletter and now a little blog section as well.
Today I‘m sharing my first post, where I let you in on 5 of the most important lessons I‘ve learned since becoming more serious about my creative career. Please take a look at it and share it with a friend or fellow creative. And even if you‘re not a creative yourself, you might appreciate getting to know the person behind the work...
Lots of love and have a great weekend! x