Real Time Gouache Painting: Waterfall in Tasmania
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
3d ago
In this real time gouache painting, I’ll show you how I painted the Horseshoe Waterfall in Tasmania – and the process to build up lights on top of darks! I’ll be working from a photo, and you can, too –  just download it from Paint My Photo where you can create art from uploaded photos without any worries about copyright. Consider a donation to the site if you end up using their images, it’s not cheap to run a website! Tutorial: Real Time Gouache Painting: Waterfall in Tasmania Download the reference photo if you’d like to try painting along! Watch the video below and scroll to ..read more
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31 Gouache Paintings and what I learned from making them
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
6d ago
After I made 31 gouache paintings in January, I figured I’d let them be a group and achieve something….so after you check out the video, please feel free to pop over to my fine art site and bid on a favorite or two in the charity auction! Tap on the image below to get there. Tutorial: 31 Gouache Paintings and what I learned from making them Warning, this is a long one! I seem to have a lot to share lately, huh!?! lol! Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully ..read more
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Colored Pencil vs Watercolor Pencil: What’s the difference?
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
1w ago
I’m usually pretty good at not forgetting when someone gives me a GREAT idea for a video like a comparison of colored pencil vs watercolor pencil. I keep a spreadsheet with a list, and things eventually get checked off. But….I was working on my website recently, creating new “category” pages. Instead of just having a boring slate of icons, I wanted the pages to be more interesting, more helpful, and more motivational to artists perusing them. When I got to the watercolor pencil category, it struck me that…I’ve not been producing classes in that medium! Combining them with colored pencil woul ..read more
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Snowy Forest: Real Time Watercolor Painting
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
2w ago
Carve out some time for a real time watercolor painting session with me! Learn to paint snowy trees in a forest with only two watercolor hues – we’ll be creating a variety of colors and values with simple supplies! I haven’t done a ton of real time videos, because it’s so hard to talk that long without sounding dumb! I did take some breaks and just played music during parts, so hopefully that will keep the silence from getting deafening. This post has been made live BEFORE the premiere of Saturday’s video for those who’d like to have the photos of each pass handy while painting along. This ..read more
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How to draw a realistic strawberry
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
3w ago
Have you ever wanted to know how to draw a realistic strawberry….in a few mediums? They’re a really interesting fruit – and technically the fruit is those little things we think of as seeds on the outside…each of those contains a seed—and can be planted! Who knew? Well from the berries on Tuesday to blueberries yesterday and strawberries today….I think I just had a fruity week! If I draw a lot of fruit will I lose weight just by doing that? Please say yes! So much easier than a diet…. Tutorial: How to draw a realistic strawberry This video starts with almost 11 minutes on a complex spe ..read more
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How to mix colors with alcohol markers
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
1M ago
Have you ever wanted to learn how to mix colors with alcohol markers? We’ll do that not by putting drops of different inks in the bottle – but by what you draw! You can use Olo markers, Copics, Sketchmarker – these tips will work with any brand of alcohol markers you have. And a bonus: if you learn to mix colors, you don’t need to BUY all the colors! You may have what you need to create a color on your own. How cool is that?! Thank you! Big thanks to the folks at Olo for sending me these markers to work with. A few months ago they’d sent me a small group of pens to see if I liked them ..read more
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Swatching Daniel Smith Gouache (22 colors)
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
1M ago
The last thing I figured I’d be doing right now is swatching Daniel Smith Gouache – all 22 colors. Or any other brand of gouache!  I had misconceptions about the medium that, at least at first glance, seem to be very wrong. I’m just at the beginning of this crazy journey though, so stick with me while I learn! The good folks at Daniel Smith gouache sent me these paints for swatching and painting with – I almost think as a dare. Or encouragement? I’m not totally sure. They do know me well enough to know I’ll try most things, but with my misconceptions about gouache, I’d have said no ..read more
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How to DELIGHT in your art
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
1M ago
Do you know how to delight in your art? That’s something I’m embarking on in 2023. I’ve got some ideas to get started, but will be focusing on DELIGHT throughout the year.  Tutorial: How to delight in your art For the audio portion of this video, I wasn’t watching the screen – I just sat with the mic and told stories. Read on below for more info on the colors and supplies, as well as some ideas I have to learn how to delight in your art! Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there ..read more
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Sketching with water soluble ink
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
1M ago
Water soluble ink can make sketching easier – learn to sketch a winter forest and vase of lavender in the video! Studio cleaning and storage-swapping But first….some BIG NEWS! (that few may care about, ha!) I cleaned the STUDIO!!! A deep clean wasn’t done in here since 2021 and it was so needed. My huge counter was intended for staging projects. But it was buried in stacks of supplies, partly done projects, wanna-do projects, and so much more. The new tools I got this year didn’t have a “place” so they all sat on the counter….so….. A year ago I added a drafting table to the studio, and reor ..read more
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Madonna and Child | Pyrography drawing
Sandy Allnock
by Sandy Allnock
1M ago
Merry Christmas Eve! I won’t interrupt your festivities for long….I created a little video of a project that’s taken me months to complete…and it just got done in time! Madonna and Child Pyrography Drawing Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully! What’s pyrography? Wood burning, to be colloquial….it’s burning the surface of a piece of wood at different rates and temperatures to create different shades. This one was…epic. The wood was too hard to work wi ..read more
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