How to Improve Your Drawing Skills

Books

A friend recently mentioned to me that she had been working on her drawing skills and asked if I had any tips or suggestions of places to learn from, so I thought I’d share a more detailed answer here in case you were also wondering about this.

Before I start, though, I’d say the one thing that has helped me to build up my own drawing skills is simply Continue reading

Urban Sketching: Wren’s London

St Stephen Walbrook

A couple of weeks ago I went on my first Urban Sketching event. Pete Scully organised a sketchcrawl through the City of London starting at St Paul’s Cathedral and ending at Monument, with our aim Continue reading

100 Days, 100 Patterns

Yesterday I finished the 100 Day Project, during which I’ve created a pattern every day in one of my pocket-sized Moleskine watercolour sketchbooks. So I thought I’d share this Continue reading

New Art Supplies: Fred Aldous

Art supplies

I first discovered Fred Aldous when I was using Copic markers on my daily people drawings, because they sold the colours I wanted at really good prices. Unfortunately I don’t think there’s a ‘real life’ Fred Aldous shop in London (if there is, let me know!) but that just means that I spend a lot of time browsing their website.

I stocked up on a few new things recently and thought I’d let you know what I bought. Incidentally, Continue reading

Etsy Shop: New London Themed Notecards!

London Notecards

Today I wanted to let you know that I have 7 brand new notecards for sale in my Etsy shop. Each one features a London landmark or well-known British cultural icon. They are approximately 6 x 4 inches and are blank inside so you can use them for a special occasion or just to write and say hello to someone. Have a look and let me know which one is your favourite.

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