Image Courtesy of PixabayThe start of a new project can be terrifying for some artists. That blank piece of paper has the ability to cause self-doubt and anxiety before you even get started. I have learned that, for me anyway, a methodical approach is the best way to overcome these feelings. Here are my tips for getting started on a new artwork and how to lesson any anxiety.

Creating Sentient by Tanya Tyrer

Creating “Sentient”, my new elephant portrait, was challenging to say the least. I almost threw in the towel so many times! Looking back, however, I am so proud of myself for seeing it through to the end. The positive feedback this piece has received so far has assured me that although it didn’t turn out exactly as I envisioned, it is still the best piece I have created so far. Here are a few things I learned along the way…

Coloured Pencil Arrangement

People are often surprised when they learn that coloured pencil is my medium of choice. A few have even tried to convince me to take up painting instead. Why on earth would I want to do that? I LOVE coloured pencil and here are just some of the reasons why…