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Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

It seems like everyone is talking about hyggeΒ at the moment (pronounced hoo-gah and its fun if you say it in a good slow deep voice πŸ™‚Β ). I actually love it! This post will give you some tips on how to draw it (and maybe live it) by showing you stunning hygge photos which I'm sure… Continue reading Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

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Design and Doodles · Drawing · Paintstorm · Pattern Inspiration · Surface Pattern

A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern

This post gives you a step by step process to developing a pattern. I'm going to use my latest gingerbread design as an example. There are a bunch of different ways to develop a pattern so I'm not suggesting that this is the best way. However this is the process I find useful to follow… Continue reading A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Hand Lettering

100 Days of Doodles: Week 6

Days 36 - 42 This week of Doodles started off with an awesome Movember doodle. For those who do not know what Movember is I'll try and explain... Movember is when, during the month of November, a large number of guys embrace their facial hair and 'grow a mo' for the entire month (mo =… Continue reading 100 Days of Doodles: Week 6

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Paintstorm · Surface Pattern · surface Pattern design

Picture Tutorial – Drawing a Flower

This is a 9 step picture tutorial on how to draw a simple tropical flower which is a tutorial inspired by my latest design. This was done in my Paintstorm app, you can get a β€˜lite’ version for free on the App Store or pay Β£13 for the full version. For this drawing, the free… Continue reading Picture Tutorial – Drawing a Flower

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Hand Lettering

100 Days of Doodles- Week 4

This was an excellent week of doodles, I had lots of fun drawing these. The stick figure day was inspired by some comments on my previous doodles post πŸ˜ƒ (because stick people are awesome). Using my daily doodles as a way to practice my hand lettering as well, trying out new fonts from my new… Continue reading 100 Days of Doodles- Week 4

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100 Days of Doodles – Week 3

Another week, another seven days of doodles! I think my favourite one this week is the Harry Potter day, because... well... Harry Potter! Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any suggestions I could do with a few extra ideas πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 15. Beach 16. Breakfast 17. Banners 18.… Continue reading 100 Days of Doodles – Week 3

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Hand Lettering · Paintstorm · Surface Pattern

Fresh From the Farm β€” Spoonflower Contest

This is my third proper attempt at drawing words for a tea towel design to enter into a Spoonflower contest. It’s also the first time that I’ve researched Hand Lettering for beginners. Oh well, better late than never eh? Check out my blog post for free resources and awesome websites for hand lettering newbies! I… Continue reading Fresh From the Farm β€” Spoonflower Contest

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Paintstorm · Pattern Inspiration · Surface Pattern

A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)

Some days I feel like I don't achieve anything. But then other days, like today, I draw cacti in cups... This post is a tutorial on how to draw simple and cute cacti. Fair enough, you could just look at some images from google and figure it it out (like I did) but hopefully you'll… Continue reading A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)