Hand-drawn illustration

My technique for my hand-drawn illustrations starts with the line art using a Staedtler fine liner 0.05. I then add colour, either with Winsor & Newton watercolours or with Winsor & Newton inks. Sometimes I think just black line art with black ink is the most striking. I tend to work quite small so the brushes I use are usually small too. One of my most used brushes is the number 2 synthetic da Vinci. I also love to add small white dots as a finishing touch, with either a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen or in Photoshop once I've photographed the final painting/inking.

Marie Antoinette Girls
Marie Antoinette Girls

Cute take on Marie Antoinette style. Background added with Adobe Photoshop.

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Loretta Young Movie Poster
Loretta Young Movie Poster

Created with traditional pen and ink. Text and background added using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

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Meditation Girl
Meditation Girl

A little spider joins in the meditation. This watercolour is part of a 'calm' hobbies series

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Gardening Girl
Gardening Girl

This watercolour is part of a 'calm' hobbies series. The cheeky bunny is eyeing up the lettuce!

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Lost in Music
Lost in Music

This watercolour is part of a 'calm' hobbies series. The little bird is joining in with the joy of music.

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Snowy Nose Dog
Snowy Nose Dog
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Three French Hens
Three French Hens

Watercolour for 'Twelve Days of Christmas' song.

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Three Friends
Three Friends

A combination of traditional watercolours with digital elements created in Adobe Fresco.

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Catching frisbee
Catching frisbee

This was created with inks and fine liner. I love the freedom of using inks with a brush. I enjoy building up the layers and textures.

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The Joy of Reading
The Joy of Reading

The importance of reading, to learn, to enjoy and to escape. It's one of my favourite things to do.

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Cat on a Cloud
Cat on a Cloud
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Catching Snow
Catching Snow
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Girl Reading A Book
Girl Reading A Book

Text and background added using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

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Best Friends Day
Best Friends Day
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Woman in Sepia
Woman in Sepia
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Red Head Girl & Dog
Red Head Girl & Dog
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Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

Text added using Adobe Illustrator

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Girl in Austria
Girl in Austria
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Capricorn
Capricorn
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Aquarius Boys
Aquarius Boys
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Girl Drawing
Girl Drawing
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Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers
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Girl with Ring
Girl with Ring
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Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat
Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat
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Girl in Scarf
Girl in Scarf
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Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian
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Swing Dancers
Swing Dancers
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Tread Carefully
Tread Carefully
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Baby Sling
Baby Sling
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Misfit Girl
Misfit Girl
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Dizzy Girl
Dizzy Girl
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Klimt Woman in Gold Portrait
Klimt Woman in Gold Portrait
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Libra in Yoga Pose
Libra in Yoga Pose
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Sagittarius Watercolour
Sagittarius Watercolour
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Cute Witch
Cute Witch
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Gingerbread Man & Woman
Gingerbread Man & Woman
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Snow Globe
Snow Globe
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Ladybird Folktale
Ladybird Folktale
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Alan Carr & Me
Alan Carr & Me
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Advent Candles
Advent Candles
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Bearded Man with Christmas Bow Tie
Bearded Man with Christmas Bow Tie
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Muddy Pig
Muddy Pig
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Kung Fu Girl
Kung Fu Girl
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Whale
Whale
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Bottle
Bottle
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Rock & Roll Dancers
Rock & Roll Dancers
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Thunder
Thunder
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Snowman, Snowdog & Robin
Snowman, Snowdog & Robin
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Squirrel with Candy Cane
Squirrel with Candy Cane
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