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Tattoo inspiration: illustrations on skin

Tattoo inspiration: illustrations on skin

Who is the best tattoo artist in the whole wide world? I wonder why people don’t put more illustration styles into tattoos? Should I get one?  Catastrophe: askin for trouble It’s so easy to get it so wrong I live in Berlin, so tattoos are…

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My favourite illustrated children’s book

My favourite illustrated children’s book

I can’t get enough of The Paper Dolls,written by the eponymous Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Rebecca Cobb is such a brilliant artist. I wish I could draw people and faces like that! I’m inspired to try to copy her pictures! It’s harder…

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50 places to put drawings

50 places to put drawings

In the first of a series called Canvas, I look at where drawings look surprising, where they look good, and who’s doing the quirkiest ones  Tshirts (like this one from Magma with a David Shrigley design) Wallpaper (like this funky birch tree design) Tattoos (like these by…

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Trying out an entrepreneurial idea: Keep costs low

Trying out an entrepreneurial idea: Keep costs low

This stamp pad made from a sanitary towel is like a Viz top tip for thrifty artists. But costs count Live on less We live in Berlin to keep our living costs low (by comparison to London). It’s allowed us to live on one salary…

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Printing with paint: I got thrills, they’re multiplying

Printing with paint: I got thrills, they’re multiplying

I’ve been quasi evangelical about the quick results of iPad painting. In a printing workshop last week I used real, hands-dirty paint. Whoa! Talk about prolific! I think I found a rival medium! “Mmm, smells like art”, said my 3-year-old when I put her art-apron…

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Draw a kids’ book #3: Colour it in

Draw a kids’ book #3: Colour it in

Colouring can slow you down if you don’t splash on the digital paint. When you’re using iPad to draw a kids’ book, you can tidy it later One thing I found really helps with this is to use your layers in Brushes app. Keep your outlines…

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Draw a kids’ book #2: On your marks…

Draw a kids’ book #2: On your marks…

On your marks, get set… draw! Today in our crash course in How to draw a kids’ book using iPad, we draft the whole thing. The whole thing? Yes! All of it   Already? Yep! Just rough rough sketches So, I’ve got my iPad… Open…

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Draw a kids’ book #1: A rough outline

Draw a kids’ book #1: A rough outline

Hello! Are you joining me to draw a kids’ book using iPad? This Big Draw Festival event is all about putting lines out there without fear or fuss. Now… Let’s get started! By the end of today we’re gonna have an outline for the whole thing. Can…

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How to draw a kids’ book using iPad – Big Draw Festival online event

How to draw a kids’ book using iPad – Big Draw Festival online event

Yes, that’s our project for this month’s Big Draw Festival! Bookmark and revisit this page for updates Literally anyone – yes, even you – can draw a book as a gift for a child you know. Messy, colourful, sentimental, experimental, your children’s book is GONNA…

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Monday

Monday

Monday tidal wave. Good luck with your week, people. The water’s less cold once you’re fully drenched. And the leisure of the weekend is not lost The schism between weekend and workweek doesn’t just disappear if you work for yourself, or even if you don’t…

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