Monthly Archives: April 2013

CPM April Challenge – Finished.

Here’s where we begin with the last update. The gorgeous crocuses are complete, the green blades are done and now I move onto the background. I have already decided that I don’t want to draw in a full background as … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung! CPM April Challenge

I mentioned briefly that my current work in progress was the current April Challenge over at Colored Pencil Magazine. Well, it’s underway. I decided to try out some Polydraw drafting film as a support and use Faber-Castell’s Polychromos. Drafting film … Continue reading

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Colored Pencil Magazine Challenge

Over at Colored Pencil Magazine this month’s challenge piece is a lovely slice of spring and I thought I would join in. This is the reference photograph: Pretty isn’t it? I am looking forward to doing some purples, blues and … Continue reading

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Talking Point

The new Talking Point magazine is out and sent to members of the UK Coloured Pencil Society. A beautifully colourful cover from Tiffany Budd adorns this issue and it’s a much needed splash of colour with this Wintery-Spring dragging on. … Continue reading

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Derwent Watercolour Pads/Paper

Last May (2012), those lovely folks over at Derwent brought out a new watercolour paper. It is a smooth paper, hot press if you prefer, rather than the usual toothy cold press paper. What sold it to me was just … Continue reading

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Salemskye – What a card!

I recently completed my first doggy commission, the beautiful Snoopy, and thought that I should have something to link back to me when I handed the painting over to Snoopy’s lovely owners. So in a fit of complete vanity, I … Continue reading

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Alfie in April

It’s Day 1 of Easter break and I have completed a wee drawing I was doing of my friends’ (more like family really) Cockapoo called Alfie. I hinted at it in my last post, just his nose was done then. … Continue reading

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