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Procreate – Painting a Realistic Tulip

In this video, I’m showing you how I paint even a complicated Tulip in just a few easy steps in Procreate..You can download the image mentioned in my video here

Procreate – Painting a Realistic Tulip2021-09-08T16:00:30+00:00

Procreate 101 – Starting with the Basics

In this video, I’ll show you how to take your hand painted, scanned motifs and cut them out of your painting to use in a surface pattern design or illustration using the Pen Tool in Photoshop.

Procreate 101 – Starting with the Basics2021-09-08T16:35:03+00:00

The Artists 5 Point Cycle

I’ve been a free lance artists for over 2 decades.  Within that time I've been an illustrator & surface designer and have built and run my own Creative Agency, which will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary in January! WooHoo! I think we'll need cake :) I used to work a 9-5, actually, it was

The Artists 5 Point Cycle2021-09-04T22:09:21+00:00

The Artist’s 5 Point Cycle for a Successful Free-Lance Career

The Artist's 5 Point Cycle for a Successful Free-Lance Career - Preparing, Creating, Marketing, Presenting, & Resting. Makes sense right? It's pretty basic stuff, but how do you implement it in a way that makes sense for you, and remember to keep at it. Download the PDF here

The Artist’s 5 Point Cycle for a Successful Free-Lance Career2021-10-25T23:42:35+00:00

April Wallpapers

tablet downloads desktop and laptop downloads phone downloads 2048 x 2732px (iPad Pro 12.9in) 1668 x 2224px (iPad Pro 10.5in) 1536 x 2048px (iPad 9.7in) 768 x 1024px (iPad Mini) 1920 x 1080px (Desktop) 2560 x 1600px (Macbook Pro 13in) 2880 x 1800px (Macbook Pro 15in) 5120 x 2880px (iMac 27in 5k) 1125 x 2436px

April Wallpapers2021-10-26T01:10:17+00:00

Creating a Vintage Label And Peacock Motif in Procreate

You can now check out 'Creating a Vintage Label, and Peacock Motif, in PROCREATE'.   If you're new to Procreate, no worries, I walk you through everything step by step with the program while showing you how to draw, paint, and create depth and decoration.  I'd love to see what you create so please upload

Creating a Vintage Label And Peacock Motif in Procreate2021-09-04T18:43:01+00:00

My Hat was a Hook

When I first started street painting,  many many moons ago, I would travel around to all these different cities to sit on the ground for 3 days and paint.  The result was usually a hundred or so photos that needed to be developed, an aching back, a very large and sometimes beautiful painting all created

My Hat was a Hook2021-09-06T19:14:46+00:00

Mindset Makeover: Is it worth it?

I’m the type of person that has to keep moving.  I’ve always been that way.  Maybe I’m ADHD and don’t know it.  What I do know?   Whatever it is, it’s really served me well as a free lancer.  I hop from one project to the next, can juggle multiple projects pretty easily, even though

Mindset Makeover: Is it worth it?2021-09-06T19:16:22+00:00

The Power of a Peer Group

Happy International Women's Day Ladies!!! As we celebrate the achievements of women in all facets of life, I'd like to celebrate the female artists that I've been working with the last few months. I lead several peer groups of incredibly talented creatives and it has been one of the best things I've taken away from

The Power of a Peer Group2021-09-06T19:25:04+00:00

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