Learn how to make a bucket journal cover with leftover wallpaper and fabric- or really any two similar materials.
Journal your way to a happier new year by balancing your happiness buckets!
Learn how to spot and avoid the biggest mistake beginners make when drawing freehand.
In part 2 of this series, I demonstrate how to use a grid to help draw almost any image with perfect proportions. This is especially helpful when your reference image is detailed or complex (like a seated figure) or when you are making large scale art.
Learn how to add a sketch grid to any image on your iPad (photos, screenshots, Sktchy app, etc.) to help you sketch, draw and paint art with perfect proportions.
Kefir is a living food full of healthy probiotics. Learn how easy it is to make this low-lactose, yogurt-like treat in your own kitchen.
watercolor portrait In this 3 color/3 minute video, you’ll see my painting process including multiple watercolor glazes, pencil hatching and final touch ups. The paint colors I used were Burnt Sienna, Payne’s Gray and Alizarin Crimson.
Figure Painting In this fast motion video, you’ll see my painting process, from the initial pencil cross hatching I add to my sketch, through the multiple watercolor glazes, ink hatching and final touch ups. The narrated, real-time watercolor lesson for this piece is AVAILABLE NOW. Links to the lesson and materials list are on the home page: https://bluequarry.com.
Line and Dot Mandala Learn how make a simple dot mandala and then add a few detail lines to give it an antique lace feel. This intro lesson covers the basics, including instructions for an inexpensive turntable and easy methods to fix any mandala “mishaps”.
Dot Mandala Tools One secret to creating beautiful dot mandalas is having the right tools. I show you how to use a wooden pencil to create perfect dots in just about any size you’ll need. I also show you how to make your own stylus tools with ball-shaped ends, and a simple turntable using a thumbtack, straight pin or seed bead. Even better- these tools are either inexpensive to buy (or nearly free) and easy