Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min read
The Brothers
Charcoal or pen and ink portraits probably work to my strengths, sometimes combining the two works well. My satisfaction with commissioned portraits is countered by the ‘will they like it?’ anxiety. In this case, the anxiety was heightened by the tig
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min read
Serious Addiction
I was born in Cambridgeshire, in the United Kingdom. I met my Australian husband when he was on a working holiday in the UK, and he ‘kidnapped’ me and brought me to Australia in the mid ’70s. Seymour in Victoria is my home now. I work for Victoria Po
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min read
A Touch of Gold
For this demonstration, I chose to paint a scene of the Goulburn River, Seymour. Water is one of my favourite subjects. I obtained the reference material on a warm summer evening just as the sun was going down, and the mosquitoes were coming out! I t
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min read
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Don’t be too ‘precious’ about your pastels. Remove the wrappers, they get in the way. Don’t be afraid to break them into smaller pieces if that makes them easier to work with. Breakages also provide some nice sharp edges useful for details.• Fresh
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min read
A Love of Drawing
My earliest memory of art coming into my life was when I was six or seven years old, my Dad came home with a box of sketches and I remember being fascinated at how good they were. There were sketches of castles, boats and babies. I started drawing by
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min read
Softly Sketching
• 2H HB 2B 4B lead pencils• • Kneadable Paper eraser• Eraser• Blending stump• Tissue• Ruler• Divider• Sharpener Firstly, I softly rule up a grid and outline the features, then remove grid lines and use a divider to check measurements and a ruler to
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min read
Reader’s Gallery
ARTIST DRAWING AND INSPIRATION magazine seeks to showcase the works of talented Australians producing art at a whole range of skill levels, whether they are accomplished creative people with a long history of achievements or beginners (of all ages) s
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min read
My Creative World
Though I’ve been drawing since I was a child, it’s only been recently that I’ve been able to invest myself in my art, as I’ve long hoped. As many self-taught artists find, mine has been a winding journey, driven by an undercurrent of passion, dedicat
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min read
Goodnight Quinn
• Paper Art Spectrum Colourfix suede paper – Tasman Sky• Pastels I use pastels of the following brands - Art Spectrum(AS), Rembrandt (R), and Faber Castell. And pastel pencils - Faber Castell and Derwent. • Dark: Mars Violet R 538/5, Burnt Umber R 4
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min read
Just Do It
I loved art at school. It was my favourite subject! Then I left school, started working and life just took over. I married, had children, then became a single parent and worked. Life was so busy I rarely even thought about art. I would admire any art
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min read
Neddy
• A3 size canvas sheet• Derwent Inktense Pencils• HB pencil• Fixative spray• Masking fluid• Plastic eraser• Kneadable eraser• Good quality watercolour brushes• Liner brush• Round well mixing palette• Paper towel• Derivan Matisse background Folk Black
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min read
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• When working from photographs, have several of your chosen subject. For portraits, animal or human, photos from different angles and in differing light can be extremely helpful. • With any set of colour medium create your own colour chart. They are
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min read
Life In The Tivoli
Courses painting gave me the basis for sound draftsmanship and an understanding of how to make colour. I have developed my ability as a still life artist and oil pastellist through my own practice and through observing work by other artists. The rece
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min read
Fragments of Magic 2
• Mt Gambier Blue Lake Paper (‘Brolga’ hand-made, 600gsm).• Van Gogh oil pastels: Black 700.5; Prussian Blue 508.5; Blue Violet 548.5; Fir Green 654.5; Sap Green 623.5; Permanent Green 614.5; Greenish Yellow 243.5; Scarlet 334.5; Vermilion 311.5; Lig
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration17 min read
Back To School And University
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Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min read
Drawing Vs Dormancy
Although English born, my folks had wanderlust, so I spent my childhood growing up in in numerous locations across Australia and New Zealand. We always lived in rural areas, with the countryside on our doorstep, which, naturally as kids, we explored.
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min read
Hours of Observing
Tanzania in East Africa was Louise Derry’s birthplace. Her home these days is in far north Queensland. She has earned an arts degree in ‘Art, Design and Technology’ which combined a variety of art modules including pottery; printmaking; fabrics; silv
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min read
Endeavour Evening Glow
I’ve chosen this subject for several reasons. It has all the elements I love in a view: An elevated perspective, a vast panorama, a wide expanse of water reflecting the colours of the ever changing sky. I couldn’t ask for more. I will doubtless paint
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min read
My Detailed Style
I was born in Russia and as a child I always spent my spare time painting and drawing. At that time in the former Soviet Union, art materials were quite expensive and hard to find. But thanks to my mother I have always had good brushes and paints to
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min read
Australian Shepherd
For this demonstration I have chosen to do a close-up portrait of a beautiful Australian Shepherd dog which I photographed some time ago at a dog show. This Blue Merle coloured dog has a unique “painted” coat pattern and intelligent golden eyes, so I
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min read
Master Pastellist
London-born Chris Blake has been drawing all his life, and has been an artist for over 20 years. He works mostly in oils, pastels, and pen-and-ink. Chris is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia. He is also a member of the Royal Qu
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min read
Artist S Hints And Tips
• When drawing animals always use linear strokes, allowing your hand to move freely in the direction of hair growth even in the base layout, as this helps to achieve realistic results more easily and quickly. • Allow your paper to do some of the job
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min read
Yeppoon Ebb
In the course of my painting career, I have taken thousands of photographs. The biggest challenge after a ‘gathering information’ trip is deciding which image to select, from the thousands of photographs taken, to use for a painting. Often, one will
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min read
The Art of Eltham
I was born in Swan Hill in Victoria. I attended the local primary school. I later went to Swan Hill High School where I was fortunate to have an art teacher who was happy to let me explore my painting, and encouraged me to develop my own style. After
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min read
Shelena Russell Galleries
Shelena Russell’s life of painting started in early 2002 following her move from New Zealand a year earlier … while in the later stages of pregnancy with her first child. It was at this time that her partner Warren asked her what she wanted to do wit
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min read
Colour Burst
My selection of colours is chosen from autumn flowers in my garden. These are set up on a plate. The colours may change as the work progresses. After taping the card to a padded board, I’m ready to start. The masking tape gives a clean edge to the fi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min read
Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery
Cooktown School of Art Society Inc operates the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery at 125 Charlotte Street, Cooktown, in far north Queensland. This history has been compiled with the assistance of member Elizabeth Johns. In 1979, Elizabeth Guzsely with sever
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration6 min read
Back To The Drawing Board
We all have fond memories of drawing on scraps of paper when we were kids. Smudging those messy oil crayons around a giant sheet of butcher’s paper drawing Mum, Dad and your brothers and sisters in front of that square house with the mandatory smoke
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