Opposites Attract

Setting aside the white backgrounds. I’ve opted to use black, for a series of white-outlined, vibrant coloured and intricately patterned mandalas. Drawing and colouring on black is a novelty. The mindful spiral paired up well with the elegant colour. It was appealing how the dark background didn’t let the light colours recede. Instead their vibrancy…

Late Night Sketch

I spend most evenings cosied up in front of my computer. If this sounds like a late night romantic expedition, it is. During this cold, (let’s pretend) stormy night I have a new set of trio mandalas to share. Inspired by the crisp season; deep colours of winter were applied to the mandalas with complimentary…

All things round and beautiful

A few new editions added to my mandala collection. It’s been a while since I shared my mandala work. I’ve quietly been working on them whilst entering competitions. And, today I finally wanted to share the long overdue, mindful artwork. I’ve got my digital pen primed and the paintbrush ready to draw.

I heart Photoshop

I’ve shared my inspiration and work; now it’s time to go behind the scenes and share the technique. As an art-nerd I’ve faithfully stuck to Photoshop as my go to medium for countless years. Journeying through the software’s updates and transitions, from C.D to instant downloadable. The three main tools I use are; the pen,…

New Year, New Goals

Here’s to 2018, an unforgettable year. The year I started my blog, began entering competitions and gained new skills. I’m ready for 2019, I hope it’s exciting and opens new doors for me. I tiptoed into the New Year in my pyjamas and headed straight to bed with. The entertainment was in my mind as…

Happy One Year

This is exciting. Boxing Day marks my blog “Blame it on Art’s” one year anniversary. Although I properly started blogging in June, would this mean I get two anniversaries? A year ago I excitedly hit Publish and today I’m toasting to that. I started this blog to share my art, photography and my love for…

Merry-full Art

The advent calendar is completely empty, Santa’s been and gone, the gifts are all un-boxed, feasters are going for seconds and chillers are binging on Netflix with a cup of white hot chocolate. feeling a little festive this season, I gave the silhouette mandala’s some sparkle, by turning them into baubles. Each bauble is filled…

Sweet Treats

Making chocolate taste as good as it does is a work of art. So when one of the tastiest chocolate brands asks for a limited edition print, how can one say no? Lindt recently invited artists to create a limited edition packaging for their beloved Easter bunny; known for its golden exterior, red bow, mini…

The Walking Dead – What Comes After

Another post for another competition. I’m on a roll. This open call was for the hit T.V series, The Walking Dead. To mark the epic return of the compelling show, FOX invited artists to visually recreate their favourite scene. As I’ve never watched TWD (shock). I don’t have a favourite scene to use as a…

A magical treat: Crimes of the Grindelwald

If you like Harry Potter, you’re in for a treat. The recent open call I worked on was to create an illustration for J.K Rowling’s new wizarding adventure, The Crimes of Grindelwald, a movie sequel to The Fantastic Beasts. Having caught the competition bug and armed with my circular signature. I’m  enjoying the challenge of…