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Christmas Balls Watercolour Painting

I’ve been wanting to do something with the water colours of Derwent Inktense pencils again for a while. Glad I broke them out tonight

I like how this turned out. Done with the Intense pencils and a water brush, I really like the shading. 

The caps were done in black pen and a white pen was used to add highlights. I then used a couple different gelly roller pens to add a little tinsel around the whole thing. 

Neocolor II Doodle Flowers

Another long day in Surrey. At least the sun came out today and I could see the mountains. 

I did a doodle flower page tonight in the hotel room. Pretty flowers using the Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels. 

I doodled over the flowers with a white and black pen.

I like the look. 

Pink Inktense Flowers

It’s been an intense couple of days focusing on the green canvas so I decided to do something light tonight

I used the Derwent Inktense pencils and built these pretty little flowers. I then doodled the flower petals over top. 

It’s nice to do little art like this after such an intense piece. 


Tonight I did a couple little drawings of very different girls. The first was more sketchy and without outlining. 

The second girl is a rag doll girl style. Not the best effort but I love the shading on her hair. 

It’s all a learning process. 

I Drew You a Rose -Watercolour

Tonight I went simple and colourful. 

I used my Watercolour journal and my Derwent Inktense pencils and did a very simple rose. I highlighted the petals with a sharpie pen. 

Very simple. 

This is from last night. A pen drawing, camping under the mountains. 

hiding watercolour drawing

Some days it’s better to just hide from the world. Bundle up, hunker down, build a blanket fort, and put everyone on ignore. Today’s art reflects that. 

I have a lot more I can say today regarding this but instead will continue to bite my tongue and not say anything at all. Some days, that is for the best. 

Done with Faber-Castell Pitt pens, Derwent Inktense pencils, and water. 

out of the depths, the monster does rise

beware the kraken for out of the depths the monster does rise

I might redo this one as a full on painting. I like the idea of it, and currently an epic (maybe only in my mind) poem/narrative is percolating. 

It was a fun piece to do while sitting out on my deck. 

I worked in my Moleskine watercolour journal with the Prima Water Soluble Wax Pastels and my Faber-Castell Pitt pen. 

Ice Queen Drawing

When I drew this one, she was looking a bit like a clown. 

And I definitely liked the imperfect look to her. I didn’t want to draw a perfect girl, perfection is boring. I think she turned out very interesting. 

I wanted to maintain the clownish proportions and look to her face. And I wanted her eyes to look a little disturbing. Is she just tired? Or is there something wrong with her? Why is she sad?

Yes, there most definitely are technical flaws too. Her eyes are missmatched, her mouth is out of line. I know I’m improving technically and, for this girl, that wasn’t what I was interested in creating. I was more interested in the shading around the eyes and through the face. I think she turned out to be an interesting character. Maybe I’ll write her a story soon. 

Here is the link to tonight’s art, enjoy! 

Apple Art Journal Page

Decided to keep today’s page simple. 

An apple a day will keep anyone away, if you throw it hard enough. 

Materials Used:

  • Derwent Inktense ink pencils
  • Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels
  • Kuretake pen

Rain Woman and the Mother