Craftsy debut

  [tg_button href="http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/09/magazine-inspired-art/" color="black" bg_color="" text_color=""]Magazine inspired tutorial[/tg_button]   Around a month ago, I had the pleasure of being asked to write for Craftsy and today my first tutorial was published. There is absolutely no right and wrong way to draw. While I most often love to draw from my imagination, magazines can be a great place to start in terms of creating a composition and getting inspired. Take a read by clicking the link above and I really hope everyone likes the post as there will be many more to come.


Stretching Paper – Tutorial

So far my blog has been in a sense a tutorial virgin but as its been a long week of paper stretching I thought I'd write my first one. For all those who hate when their watercolour paper buckles and warps read on. Stretching paper before painting What you need: These are the essential "ingredients" you need to stretch watercolour paper. Watercolour paper, a tub halfway filled with water (make sure the tub is bigger than the paper), ruler, drawing board which is bigger than the paper (I use MDF),  paper towel, gummed paper tape, sponge, lead pencil and stopwatch. Step one: Cut four pieces of