Back at the start of September I told you about my Halloween art concept called
Earlyween and showed you my first piece
My original goal was to do 13 pieces, and select 9 to make a sticker range. But September kind of got away from me and in the end I only did nine pieces.
Good job they’re all absolutely adorable then!
And as of right now you can
buy them as individual die cut stickers, or as a sticker sheet.
Not only that, but I’ve reintroduced button pin badges to my shop, starting with these little dudes. You can get them
And if you’re shopping, don’t forget that all orders over £5 are 40% off for the entire month of October.
Do I really need to explain why I bought these?
They’re very smooth, very juicy, and very pretty.
And I don’t really have a full completed art piece with them. But I do have a LOT of doodles.
I do also have a full set of them sitting on my Amazon wishlist. More colours!
I love pastel colours, and I love pastel coloured art supplies. But I am very very suspicious of them.
For instance, these Pastel Fineliners from Paperchase. The barrels are very pretty pastel colours.
The ink inside them, is not.
They aren’t ugly colours. And they’re lovely and smooth. But they aren’t pastel.
Earlier this year I saw this on
It looked super cute, so I investigated further. Darby’s Doom Rats are freaking adorable. You should definitely
go check them out.
Here’s a Doom Rat version of Geralt from The Witcher, for instance.
So of course I had to Doom Rat too.
Then I added my own style to it.
I have a “How to draw” too, did you know? It’s posted
here, and you can draw your very own little dome monster (or Domun) like mine.
Whilst playing this random wordsearch app last year, I was delighted that the words got highlighted in a rainbow order, in a really gorgeous palette.
So naturally, I used it for art. And I made a really REALLY pretty mandala with it.
Note the awesome difference that a little bit of shading can do on a mandala when I can be bothered.
I loved this mandala so much that I used it for the thank you postcards I include with my orders.
This advert fell right into my criteria for art palettes.
To be fair, there’s not a lot of criteria. Pretty much just – rainbow.
So I took the screenshot to Procreate and colour picked some palettes. More than one because those vans have shadow and highlights.
And then it sat in my Procreate projects for ages and ages waiting for me to get round to doing some art with it.
Before I did, I spotted another advert for the same game, with a different rainbow. So I had to grab that and turn it into a palette too.
And eventually, I got around to the art.
And then I used them to mess around with some repeating patterns too.
This month I turn 40 years old. I can barely believe it. My body occasionally reminds me, but mostly I don’t feel 40.
To celebrate, I’m running a sale on my
40% off absolutely everything! For the whole month of October.
Go check it out.
It’s very nearly my birthday, so now is the perfect time to show you one of the presents I got last year.
Any unicorn is a winner gift for me, and one that came with rainbow pens? Even more awesome! I swatched them on the back of the canvas, to make sure they’d work. You’d think they would, since they came with the kit, but you can never be too sure.
And then I just started colouring. I didn’t really have a plan. Just filling up the spaces in the background without having two sections next to each other be the same colour.
As you can see, I also coloured his mane in the neon rainbow. But I didn’t want to do the unicorn’s body that way. Partly because it would all just blend and not stand out, and partly because the pens were practically empty.
So I went with metallics instead. And doesn’t he look gorgeous?