Watercolour and ink

I’ve been experimenting with watercolours and fine liners lately.

With the lockdowns and fading light, photography has become more and more difficult. I love being creative and wanted something I can do in my house, on my own, whenever I have a spare moment.

I’ve been exploring these two media, both very new to me. There is so much variety in the art store – it’s difficult to know where to start!

Experimentation

So I started by drawing and painting the same thing, over again, using different pens, brushes and paint mixtures, to see what I liked.

Once happy with a technique, I then reproduced it on watercolour paper (more expensive than the cartridge paper I was using, so not for experimenting!)

I used a size 4 brush for this. It has a lovely fine point so I can use it for some finer details as well

Digital art

I first created the dandelion in Procreate on my iPad. I then wanted to see what it would look like painted.

That’s what I’ve been up to lately, and some drawing.

Have you learnt any new creatives skills lately?

Take care,

Michelle

Young Guns Emerging Art Awards

I’m officially a Young Gun!

I have been shortlisted in the Top 40 of the inaugural Young Guns Art Awards! I am so excited! What I love about this award is its focus solely on art and new talent.

‘We don’t care where you come from, where you are based, or how old you are. We just care about the art and the stories you tell.’ – Young Guns

I am proud and honoured to be part or a new and relevant award, and truly grateful to be shortlisted. If this is as far as I get, I’m happy!

​There is some seriously great talent nominated – check all the shortlisted artists on their website: YoungGuns

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