Being an artist

Being an artist

Since I was able to hold a pencil, I’ve always enjoyed drawing. Whether that was on the walls, textbooks or scrap-paper, it had my scribbled work of art on it. As I got older my medium changed. I was either gifted sketchbooks or I would grab a handful of paper out of the printer. I'd [...]

Mandala Monday

Mandala Monday

Many ginger and mint teas later I’m finally feeling better. And, with this flu-free news, I’d like to share my latest mandala; a bold colour palette, featuring three of my favourite shades. This took a lot longer to make as I got ill halfway through working on it. Nevertheless, after battling off the rusty feeling [...]

From Photoshop to Canvas

From Photoshop to Canvas

Like every other designer, I have a favourite tool that I always turn to when I’m drawing. It's like owning a dozen pencils, while most have hardly been touched, one presents itself as being over-sharpened and overused. My overworked digital medium is Photoshop's pen tool. I've mentioned this tool numerous times in previous posts. Today, [...]

Mandala Tuesday

Mandala Tuesday

Missing the intricacy of finely detailed mandalas, I sat down with my trusted tool "the mouse" and got Photoshop up and running. Ready to begin hours of working, drinking hot chocolate and web browsing. Adding my template and guidelines to a blank page, I set the path layer and highlighted the pen tool. Zooming in [...]