Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Mepxy Max 17th Edition - Part 3


My Darling Deer - Part 3

BY Ash Chain
Created with Canson Drawing 220 paper and Mepxy Brush Markers

Hello all and welcome to my last tutorial for 2015. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

I start by using warm grey to shadow the deer's nostril. If you want to create the perception of depth you will want to shade the entire area with a light tone then go in close to the edge of the area you want depth with a darker tone.

I shade around the nose with some more lighter warm greys. I use warm grey as it's slightly brown more tan proper grey.

I start his nose by lightly shading with the lightest warm grey. I use browns to shade under the top lip to give shadow.

When shading the lower jaw I try to create some sort of muscle structure by shading a solid line just passed where it's mouth finishes.

Now comes the fur. I use a whipping motion to create the sort of spikey or furry effect I'm looking for. I continue this "pattern" all the way through the deer.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your 2015. Looking forward to creating more with you in 2016.

Colours used: W35, WG04, N53, N50, N01, N51, N05, WG05, WG01, WG06, NG02, WG03, W37, N13, TG01, WG02, WG08, NG05, W25, N18, TG02, TG05, TG03, TG06, 00

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Personalized Coffee Mug ~ Pebeo Porcelaine 150 with Michelle

Are you looking for a personalized Christmas gift idea, then you can't go past these.
These personalized coffee mugs are soooo easy to make and gives your gift a unique touch that friends and family are sure to love. Especially those with unique names. :)
Check out the video tutorial below to see how easy this is to create :)

Thank you for watching, Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and an Awesome New Year!
Hope all your creative dreams come true. :)

How to Tie Dye with Pebeo's Acrylic paint

Why Pay for expensive fabric dyes when you can use acrylic paint to change up items of your clothing that are looking a bit faded or have a stain or discoloured. You can mix any colour you can dream up, and apply it any way you want to.  I haven't done Tie Dye since I was in school so I wanted to have another play with it.
Here is a rejuvenated Tshirt that was long and narrow that we will use as a nightie. This was a lot of fun, and now I am looking through our drawers for more items we can play with.

  Check out How to Tie Dye With Pebeo's Acrylic Paint and Stencils. by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Raise Your Christmas Glasses

It's Christmas time again, why not hand-paint some festive glasses to enjoy with your celebrations?

Here is all you need for this project:

  • 6 Champagne Flutes (or any number and type of glasses you prefer)
  • Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glossy Markers in Emerald and Pepper Red
  • Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glossy paints in Oriental Green and Pimento Red
  • Pebeo Vitrea Outliners in Pearl and Gold
Step 1: Begin by taking your Gold outliner and draw five lines around each glass, from the rim down. Make them a little wavy and of different lengths.

Step 2: Use your red and green markers to draw round baubles at the end of each line. Use a small round brush and a dabbing motion to fill in the baubles with red and green paint. Do a few layers (drying in-between layers) to get them as dark as you like. Allow to dry about 15 minutes or so.

Step 3: Take your Gold outliner and decorate each red bauble ...

Step 4: Take you Pearl Outliner and decorate each green bauble...

Step 5: Let dry for 24 hours then bake in oven to cure the paint as per instructions on your Pebeo Vitrea packaging. MERRY CHRISMAS X

Friday, 11 December 2015

Monster Madness


Hey guys. I had such fun with this blog creating some very special Christmas presents.
I'd never really done anything like this before, but found out, I really love it.
All I used to create my these little guys was some Canson watercolour  paper A4(Montval,medium cold press) 300gsm, Princeton Neptune  watercolour brushes (Quill: 4 & 12, scribe:6) ,  my fabulous Schmincke water-colour pan ( 36 half pan + room for 12 more), and a few final touches with my coloured pencils.
Truly. That's it.
Well, that and a good and sometimes weird imagination. 

I like to draw a boarder around where my image will be so I know what space I have to work within. This just helps so when it comes time to framing, your artwork is as centred as possible and you don't lose any of your image. 

For inspiration, it's worth having a look on Pinterest for illustrations and images of dragons, monsters etc. There's  a lot of drawing tips there too if you need guidance.  

After pencilling in your creature, it's time to start playing with your watercolours. The variety of colours and the 'mixes' you can create with these Schmincke are wonderful. Personally, I have trouble trying to leave white space, but I was very mindful of this this time. 

So with some finishing touches  using coloured pencils after erasing any old pencil lines,  It's ready for you signature and framing.

Here's another one I got started on right away. I told you I really loved creating these. And I hope you do too. 

Creating the watercolour base ready to build on.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season.


Kerry Sinigaglia