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Practice Makes Perfect

I have a confession to make. I do not enjoy life drawing. GASP

And why should I? It’s difficult, the chairs are uncomfortable, the poses are difficult or sometimes just aweful and uninspiring. But I keep going because it’s good practice, to try and figure out the human body in 1 min to 30 hour intervals. The practice I get here I use in all my paintings and especially portraits. So I’ll keep on grumbling with sketchbook and pen in hand and continue to attend life drawing. Do you enjoy going?


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Hey What’s for Sale?

I have a few things going on at the moment. Primarily I focus on painting obviously but that doesn’t seem to satisfy all my creative needs.

I found myself doing a lot of tight pen drawings for no reason and they weren’t half bad. I decided to create a print shop just to show case those drawings.

As for painting, my favourite subject to practice with is florals. A fashion website approached me and asked me to join their community of artists so I put those florals to good use.

Here is a sample of what you can find on my Society 6. 




Here is a sample of what you can find on my Shop Vida.



The bags are brand new to the site, I’m really excited about these since I’m such a hand bag freak haha.

Don’t forget I’m always available for painting commissions! Email me anytime.

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I <3 U


Really I do, all of my long time subscribers and new ones too! Thanks for reading, commenting and overall just supporting me through this mess of a blog. I hope everyone has some love today whether it be from your significant other, crush, a loved one or just a random person telling you they appreciate you and all that you do. Cause I certainly do!


Happy Valentines Day!


P.S. You can purchase this print here… #shamelesslyadvertising #always

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“Veil” – New Painting

The third in it’s series out of ten. This one was particularly difficult as there were a lot of elements to balance out. I’m taking a break from this series for now. I have a few outdated projects to get back to and a commission. (Yay money!)


Veil – Oil on Canvas – 12″ by 12″


Here is a couple progress shots.


Had to get her eyes through the sheer fabric perfect before grappling with the pattern.


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Life Drawing Nine – Not Much To See

I simply wasn’t feeling life drawing this weekend and couldn’t get inspired by the model or her poses even though she was a very good model. Ah well, we all have our bad drawings days. Here are the decent drawings.

20140310-210935.jpgThe page of 1 min poses.

20140310-211053.jpgTwo 5 min poses.

20140310-211125.jpgTwo more 5 min poses.

20140310-211209.jpg10 min pose.

20140310-211240.jpgAnnnnd the 25 min pose.

Also, I know that somewhere out there in the world my boyfriend is reading this with a smug look on his face because I swore last week I would not post this **** and yet here it is.
Yeah yeah… Lols

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Life Drawing, FIVE!

Last week I finally dragged myself to life drawing! This is the little I accomplished…

20131015-224644.jpg2 min poses

20131015-224758.jpgMore 2 min poses

20131015-224933.jpgA couple longer ones

20131015-225015.jpg10 min pose

20131015-225141.jpg This one I used acrylic paint to rough in the pose to work into further from memory later. Which I have already tried to do and so far it’s a disaster and may never see the light of day.


Life drawing, Four!

Last week I was out drawing nudes again! It was a tough one for me this time, not too many successful pieces. Just means I really needed to go! Although, I think I have enough life drawing posts to make it it’s own category. If this is your first time seeing my life drawings, there is now a handy life drawing category on the side so you can go and check out the rest of them without having to filter through all those annoying sketchbook and oil painting posts. Who wants to see that right? Haha!

20130806-094118.jpg First batch of one minute poses.

20130806-094305.jpg Some somewhat successful one minute poses.

20130806-094436.jpg Two minute pose.

20130806-094530.jpg In reflection, 5 minute pose. I think.

I can’t sit like that! Especially for seven to ten minutes.

Just eye lashes in this reclining pose.

20130806-095050.jpg My favourite in the mix.

20130806-095255.jpg The last pose of the night. I was pretty tired at this point and just drew like I didn’t care and it turned out alright, surprisingly.