Oriental fan

This month I decided to try out the new Limited Edition promarker colours on dry waxed deli paper… I had no idea if this would work, but it did. the ink does not dry immediately on the deli paper giving you longer to blend. I started with 2 sheets of deli paper, and stamped flowers […]

Tonal Value: Lighting A Scene #4

Welcome back! Since we’re in the middle of an exciting short project here, let’s jump straight back into it! After using the method described in this post, I developed an idea for a scene based on a few set limitations decided on by dice rolls, which were: “half indoors, half outdoors, sunrise/set, very sunny, only one light source, […]

Pearly Watercolouring

Hi, it’s Enfys here again. I have been playing with my Aquamarkers this week. I started by mixing a little scoop of Perfect Pearls powder to some water and mixed thoroughly   Then I white heat embossed a stamped image onto watercolour paper……. and wet the area I wanted to colour thoroughly with the pearlised […]

Manga Character Design: Japanese Street Fashion II

Welcome to part two of this tutorial on Japanese street fashion will cover Mori, Bosozuku and Decora styles! Mori literally means ‘forest’, so mori girls are very influenced by that environment when it comes to colours, motifs, textures and general appearance. The overall feel of a mori outfit should be that of Nature: think woodsy, […]

3 Simple tips for better Promarker blending!

3 simple and easy ways to blend your Promarker colours more successfully.  To keep it simple, I’m using a character from Pokémon, ‘Shiny Scizor’, that is made up of just one colour, green.  But I’ll still have to blend light and dark greens together well. I have 3 top tips for this that I’ve been experimenting […]

Tonal Value: Lighting A Scene #3

In the previous post, I set a little exercise to help the process of coming up with scene ideas (both in concept and in value). The exercise uses random dice rolls to determine a set of prompts designed to challenge you into thinking about a combination of factors you may not otherwise consider. It’s also […]

Monotone Notecards

Hi, it’s Enfys here to share with you some quick little notecards that I made – I love making sets of these to give to friends as a little hostess or birthday gift. I wanted to make them monotone, which I think always looks classy! I started the first one by stamping some flower sprays […]

Colouring Transparent Balloons

Hi everyone, it’s Enfys here again with a little tutorial on colouring balloons. They often look so solid when coloured, so I do them this way……….. Firstly I had to find a balloon stamp, of all the many many stamps I own, this was the only one I could find with a bunch of balloons, […]