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Happy Halloween !!

It’s that time of the year again, when knocking on strangers doors to ask for sweets is perfectly acceptable – happy Halloween! I actually got round to drawing some art for the day, which is a surprise to me. Ignoring the chin, I’m really pleased…

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Trying out Kirigami

I recently discovered paper-cutting and kirigami and have been quite interested in giving it a go. Kirigami is basically the art of cutting and folding paper (so like origami, but with cutting). A few weeks ago, I got this book about Kirigami, with some great…

2014-02-16 hoodie weather

Hoodie Weather

I had a go at drawing humans in a manga/cartoon style yesterday evening. Result : It’s meant to be a self portrait of sorts but I didn’t get any features right (so now it’s just a person). The piece is based off the song ‘Sweater…

2014-02-16 best friends forever

I like Gimp ?

I managed to get a new computer recently, and I have been playing around with GIMP a lot more than before. I have the plugin which allows me to open .ora files in GIMP so I can switch between that, MyPaint and Krita. My new…

2014-02-04 falling

Experimenting with styles

I’m not really happy with how I draw cartoon/chibi animals at the moment, so I opened up 10 point commissions on deviantart so I can work on my style with a bit of motivation. Before I opened the commission slots I tried a few for…

2014-02-01 george card rapidash small

More Watercolours

I can’t believe I used to hate watercolours; now I absolutely adore them! I know I’m not actually that good with them but experimenting with the colours and layers you can have using this medium is so fun ; v ; Since I’m just playing…

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Watercolour Totoro

As I hardly ever paint with watercolours, I decided to give it a shot a few days ago for a birthday card. One of my first watercolour paintings was of Totoro (from Studio Ghibli’s film, My Neighbour Totoro) and let’s just say it didn’t turn…

2013-12-27 Shadow hunter commission

Another year already ?

Hello 2014, goodbye 2013 ! You were a brilliant year, full of galloping newspaper hats and many pieces of art. I made new friends, went to new places and tried new things while having a load of fun ! Gosh, 2013 went by quickly. I…

2013-12-06 Forest nap preview

Improvement ?

Well, today I decided that it was about time to practise landscapes. The last time I attempted one was in August (so I sort of worked out that I’ve been avoiding them) and even that was just experimenting. I decided to do another forest scene…

2013-11-09 Stop following me

Hello

Hello people ! I am very sorry I haven’t updated this site for a week or two, I guess I was procrastinating a lot. Wow, that is a rubbish excuse. I began to work on my novel for NaNoWriMo but I was about 5k words…