Safmat Teachers Gifts

hi again folks, well that’s the kids in Scotland now on holiday so I’ve been busy this week making teachers gifts and cards. Both my girls have a class teacher and a classroom assistant, so that’s 4 gifts to make. I started making gifts for the teachers 11 years ago when my son started school, […]

Tonal Value: A Comic From Start To Finish #3

Hello all! Last time I went through the process of designing characters with an emphasis on legibility and reproduction (after all, what is a comic if you cannot read it?). This time, I’ll be going into tonal planning! Now I have covered tonal planning before, and the in-depth explanations in that post are very worth […]

Colouring folds photo tutorial – Follow on from last post

Good morning all, this is a little later than expected, but please find the winner of my last Promarker giveaway over on my blog HERE along with an apology for the delay. Following on from my last Letraset post (which you can find HERE) where I demonstrated how to colour simple folds, using the guidelines already provided by […]

How to draw highlights on water with Promarkers! Tutorial/Video

So you can draw basic water but what about water with bright, shiny highlights on it? This blog tutorial is all about how you can achieve convincing highlights with a few Promarkers and a white gel pen. I talk you through a simple step-by-step process and include links to a video tutorial as well. If […]

Colouring simple folds

Good morning all, Before I get started, just to let you know I have some Promarkers up for grabs! – (The giveaway is open to all countries) To be in with a chance to win this amazing prize please visit my BLOG HERE for more details…. —————————————————————————————————————————– My colouring tutorial video shows how to colour simple […]

How to draw water with just 3 Promarkers! Tutorial/Video

Want to know how to draw basic water with your Promarkers, (or Flexmarkers, Tria etc.)? then this blog is for you! I explain a step-by-step process to help you to draw water using just a few markers. I keep the explanation simple and include links to a video tutorial too! CHECK OUT THIS MONTHS PROMARKER ‘GIVEAWAY‘ […]

Crazy Birds

Just a quick post from me today, so I thought I’d share a project I created for a craft retreat in Aberdeen.   I coloured the birds with just 4 shades of brown: Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon and Tan, and the Green bird with: Pesto, Olive Green, Pear Green, Lime Zest Do you have any favourite […]

Manga Character Design – Victorian England

Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d talk about designing characters to fit into an English Victorian setting. This is another case where I have actual practical examples – I’m taking the designs from a short story I drew several years ago. The main character in the story is a middle class woman in her thirties, […]