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Tutorial – How to make watercolor pencil bookmarks!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are well and enjoying the very first days of a new decade!!
I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year as I think every day should be a opportunity for newness!
Can you imagine how good it feels to wake up in the morning and step into a new you? So that by bed time you have become a slightly better version of yourself?
That one step can be a great journey all of its own.

Maybe you have decided to start arting for the first time?

In this video I can show you how to use simple watercolor pencils to create some colourful bookmarks!!
I hope you have a go at making them and please do share them in the Facebook group!

I didn’t use references for my fishes but if you need some ideas to work from here is a link to a Pinterest search for colourful fishes
Pinterest fishes

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

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How To Start Arting With Watercolor Pencils! – Tutorial

Hello Again! I hope you are well and enjoying the start of 2020!! Whooo
Today I would like to share with you a new tutorial video specially for those of you who want to start arting for the first time.

I started my art journey in 2012 when I bought a tin of watercolor pencils and a pad of paper, my creative outlets at that time were video, creating visuals for concerts and events as well as producing short videos for TV companies etc.

I wanted to expand my creative vocabulary and learn to paint and draw, watercolor pencils seemed the easiest way to start and I want to show how you too can start a colourful art journey with a handful of pencils and some paper.

Today we will be painting my Kudu antelope design which I have linked below the video.
Please feel free to save this and print it for colouring with watercolor pencils.

In the video I will show you how to get started.

If you would like to share your creations please feel free to join the facebook group here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/396397334349228/

and upload your first paintings! It’s soooo exciting!

Kudu eanteliope coloring colouring page design joanne seale

watercolor pencil kudu tutorial joanne seale

watercolor pencil kudu tutorial joanne seale

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Art For Your Screens December Edition – Tree Of Life!!

Hello!!! I hope you are doing well on this glorious December day!!
I have been chilling and planning everything that I need to do next week which will include creating a new art tutorial aimed specifically at people who want to start arting for the first time! Stay tuned for more information!!

On Friday I went ice skating for the very first time! It was at Somerset House in London with Dj’s and even a steel band!!
However I don’t think my body will every recover from the experience lol, lets say that I managed to ‘Skate’ by holding onto the rail and pulling myself along for the whole 1 hrs session… ummm I think I need more practice.

Anyhow..

Art For Your Screens is a new way of collecting, displaying and sharing artwork, this digital file can be used as a screensaver and wallpaper on your mobile phone.

The Tree of Life image shows how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person and show how self care is an important factor in our every day.
Let this art on your screen be a reminder to take care of yourself whenever you look at your phone!!

click on the picture to go to the download page
or view it here
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/762468889/art-for-your-screens-tree-of-life

tree of life art for your screens joanne seale

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New Greetings Card!! – Tree of Life month

Hello everyone!! I hope you are doing good on this December day? Maybe you are gently sliding into seasonal events and planning for the last month of the decade!!
Wow! we have come so far in 10 years.. I actually started this blog in 2010 and my first post was about my fascination with infrared photography, you can view it here
https://phloem.co.uk/2010/12/28/infrared-videography/
I will be once again taking up infrared imagery in 2020 as part of a dreamy landscapes project that will hopefully become a calendar, so watch this space!!

Anyhoo as we celebrate the end of a decade and welcome in a new calendar year I want to introduce you to December as ‘Tree of Life’ month and release my ‘Tree of Life’ painting in various different formats for the first time.

When I painted it I wanted to explore how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person. I placed those needs around the tree like the earth in which its roots could grow.

I think its quite fitting as we go into the new decade and into new versions of ourselves, to capture a reminder of how we can be both strong and delicate at the same time, and that all our aspects need to be nurtured in order for us to grow.

This first offering comes in the form of a ‘Tree of Life’ greetings card.
Please click to link below for more details and delivery options.

https://society6.com/product/tree-of-life2218276_cards?

I welcome you all to join me in celebrating ‘Tree of Life’ month too, maybe you will paint a tree of your own?
If you are new to arting I will be making some new tutorials specifically for you to step into this wonderful life of art and creating.

Its easier than you think!!

tree of life painting greetings card joanne seale

tree of life painting greetings card joanne seale

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Tree of Life painting – Acrylic on hot pressed paper

I’ve been thinking about this Tree of Life painting a lot recently, when I painted it I wanted to explore how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person.

I placed those needs around the tree like the earth in which its roots could grow.

As I take moment to breath before starting some new projects this painting reminds me that we can be strong and delicate at the same time. It’s all about balance..

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New Painting * – Kudu Prince, Acrylic on hot pressed paper

Hello everyone! I hope you are well?
I’ve finished this painting called ‘Kudu Prince’ Acrylic on hot pressed paper
I hope you enjoy it..
kudu prince art painting joanne seale

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New Paper Animation!! Running Horse….

Hello everyone!! I hope you are well?
I’ve been fairly busy prepping a few new projects and creating content for Social October, you can view this on my instagram here!
https://www.instagram.com/joanneseale
Over the weekend I decided to create a paper animation featuring a horse from one of Muybridge’s famous photography experiments!
I started by cutting the horse shapes using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine
paper animation horse art joanne seale

I then created a basic grid on card and lined up the images whilst filming them on my camcorder.
I then created the animation below in my editing software.
I hope you like it!

What did you do over the weekend, anything creative?
Please share your projects!!!

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