So it’s been a while since I posted on here, happily I have still been doing art and working on some fun projects. I start posting and hope that my mum doesn’t see any of the posts as its her birthday present!
So we have completed week three of my 90 day challenge. This week some of the doodles feature colour!! Part of me actually likes having the single colour doodles, I feel like I have to think less when I just use one pen but it’s good to shake things up a bit. The wooden A has […]
Still focussing on the Turkish patterns at the moment. Pomegranates are a common theme in Turkish homes in everything from fabrics, paintings and actual ceramic and plastic pomegranates as table decorations. This was done on a small 15cm x 15cm canvas with acrylics and metallics. I do use metallic paint a lot in my paintings, not sure […]
I am loving Turkish patterns at the moment – Pinterest boards are good for collecting your fav designs – http://www.pinterest.com/olivianihad/turkish-art/ This is a mix of my favourite patterns coming out of a Turkish coffee cup. If you have ever had Turkish coffee, you know it packs a punch despite the tiny cup! I am in the […]
After an amazing week with my whole family in Cyprus with me, my middle sister has now returned to Australia. As part of our Nihad tradition we always write a letter to the person departing for them to read on the long journey back. This is the envelope I quickly made using a previous doodle […]
I can’t really believe I have been in Northern Cyprus for 7 weeks now, I have been focusing a lot of my efforts on my other blog – http://www.discovernortherncyprus.com and posting lots of pictures there of this beautiful place. Only recently have I started doodling again and its not come back to me that easily! […]
I recently purchased some Faber-Castell Pitt Artists’ Pens and wanted to practice with all the various widths of the brushes – ending up with the above drawing. I personally prefer the finer pens but found that these ones were incredibly delicate and ran out quickly. May need to investigate different brands. Anyone else have a […]
Another ink splatter drawing. Starting with a ink splattered page, I drew a series of overlapping circles around the page and then went in with a fine tip pen.
Often the hardest part at starting any drawing, painting, anything, is the blank white page staring at you. So, having recently purchased some lovely bright inks, I decided to splatter blank paper and then doodle around them. It helps to have some structure and colour already on the page and then go in with some […]
Another http://www.illustrationfriday.com entry. I seem to be sticking to fibre tip pens at the moment, not sure if this is a style thing or a convenience thing, as I often do these while watching TV in bed. Acrylics and pillows don’t really mix. I think it does make me a bit more creative when […]