30 September 2015

Introduction to Traditional Media: Oil Painting

My latest article, Introduction to Traditional Media: Oil Painting, is now available on the Tuts+ website.

Although I paint in oils, I felt I needed to turn to someone else to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. Laura Harrison, an experienced oil painter, allowed me to not only invade the sanctity that is her studio, but to also pick her brains. The image above is from one of her paintings.

Thanks Mum!

You can check the article out here.

16 September 2015

Introduction to Traditional Media: Chalk Pastel

Another one of my articles has been published - Introduction to Traditional Media: Chalk Pastel.

Close up of a cheetah's eye. I used this as an example.
Chalk Pastel is my absolute favourite medium to work in, and I loved writing this.

My articles have given me a chance to explore materials I have always known in a different way. I've been getting to know their histories and looking at them from a beginners point of view has given me a new perspective.

You can find my latest article here on the Tuts+ website.


2 September 2015

Tuts+ Article, Introduction to Traditional Media: Pencils, Charcoal, Erasers and More

I've been a bit busy of late, so to my shame, I haven't been visiting my blog.

I have been asked to write a series of articles for Tuts+, an online tutorial company, 5 of them, all on the basics of drawing and painting.