Experimenting with different styles

At the beginning of April I made a list of things I wanted to draw and that I enjoyed seeing in print. Which mainly consisted of things like insects and florals.

The idea was to inspire more art that was more my style and in hopes to create some new prints!

This is a really simple sketchbook spread but it turned out to be one of my favourites yet as it was so different to my usual process of watercolours and fine liner.

- I used prisma colour pencils for these sketches.

I’ve been trying out digital work too with the wacom centiq, creating patterns from the sketches in the sketchbook. I scanned and traced some of them. I was originally thinking of creating some notebooks with these designs but haven’t found the right supplier yet so maybe in the future months!


12th - 14th:

Matt and I went to visit his brother & sister in law’s new home in wales for the weekend.

We visited Tenby for the first time and loved seeing all the coloured houses. We walked around some little souvenir stores, played a few games in an arcade then ended the day with dinner at a burger diner in the centre of town.

one of the days was spent mostly at the beach and brought a bbq which ended up turning into a little bon fire to keep us warm on the beach. Despite how the photos look it was actually super cold and windy all weekend.


creating patterns

In keeping with the start of the month’s experimenting with different medias I took out some old art supplies and spare sheets of paper and started painting.

I spent a couple of days working with different brighter bolder colours and trying out different combinations of patterns to ultimately leave me with a wall full of new ideas.

I love how the leafy patterns turned out the most, I’ll be sharing more of what I use these for in future posts.

- I mainly used acrylics here, oil pastels and gold leaf flakes.

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