Category Archives: Art Updates

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Blue, Pink and White Mandala Pattern

This is another repeating pattern that I made from one of my existing mandala designs. This one has vibrant blue, pink, turquoise and purple lines over a bright white background, and a speckled texture. To […]

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Mushroom and Cone – Painting Exercise #9

Here’s another painting finished for Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course. This one was a bit trickier, with gradients in some tight spaces. Each exercise has been slightly more challenging than the last, but […]

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Deep Blue and Green Mandala Pattern

This is another repeating mandala pattern that I made from one of my older mandala designs. This one is a deep blue and green in colour, with lighter details. This was the first (usable) mandala […]

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Bottle and Cubes – Painting Exercise #8

I just finished my eighth painting for the Evolve Artist course. I’m a bit behind schedule, thanks to various stuff getting in the way last week. This one continues with more practice of gradients and […]

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Green and Yellow Geometric Mandala Pattern

I always enjoy creating mandala art, and one nice thing about mandalas is that they usually work well as repeating patterns as well as standalone designs. So I’m making seamless patterns from some of my […]

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Brown Squiggly Circles Pattern

Now I’m back on a pattern kick, here’s another new one that I made yesterday. This also has warm autumn colours, this time browns, beige and a bit of plum purple and brownish pink. The […]

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Green, White, Red and Peach Spots Pattern

I realised the other day that I haven’t made any new patterns this year, other than for my new colouring books. The ones I’ve been posting on here are all older designs. I actually had […]

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Vase and Cylinder – Painting Exercise #7

This is the seventh painting for Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course that I started few weeks ago. This exercise continues to practice sharp edges, gradients, and recognising the four basic values. I actually […]

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Geometric Shapes – Painting Exercise #6

I finished the next exercise for the art course I began recently. And I really screwed this one up! It’s not as obvious in this photo as in the actual painting, but I badly messed […]

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Sphere – Painting Exercise #5

I just finished another assignment for the art course I’m doing. This is exercise five from Block 1, and is a simple greyscale sphere. It’s painted in oil on canvas, and it’s safe to say […]

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Cubes – Exercise for My New Art Course

I recently started the Evolve Artist online course. I’d been considering it for quite a while, but put it off because I was busy with my colouring books and other stuff. But I know there […]

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Blue Spiral Abstract Pattern

This is a repeating spiral pattern that I drew last year in Procreate, with a chalk spiral motif in light blue on a darker blue background. Even though it’s very simple, it’s one of my […]

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Green and White Chalk Leaves Pattern

This is a simple repeating pattern design, with a white leaf motif on a green background. I drew it in Procreate using a chalk brush, so it has a nice textured look. This simple leaf […]

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Green, White and Black Geometric Pattern

This is another geometric pattern that I made several years ago, for my first colouring book Geometric Patterns. The pattern in the current book is different to this one (I updated some of the designs […]

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Black and White Doodle Flower Pattern

This is another of the repeating patterns that I made last year. I drew this one in Procreate on my iPad. It has cute doodle floral and leaf motifs in black, on a white background. […]

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Blue and White Geometric Pattern

I created this geometric pattern a few years ago, as part of my first colouring book, Geometric Patterns. It has a rounded motif in shades of blue, on a white background. It has a bit […]

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Turquoise Blue and Green Flower Pattern

This is a stylised flower pattern in turquoise blue and green, on a white background. I drew in in the iOrnament app on my iPad a few months ago. I like this app a lot, […]

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Candy Flower Pink Floral Pattern

Here is another repeating pattern design that I made using the iOrnament app on my iPad. It has pink and yellow flowers with green leaves, on a white background. The colour palette is a bit […]

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Orange and Black Mandala Pattern

I drew this orange mandala a few years ago, and didn’t originally plan to make it into a pattern. But after playing with it a bit, I thought it worked well as a simple repeat. […]

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Olive Green and Brown Geometric Pattern

I made this geometric pattern for my first colouring book six years ago, and decided to colour it in digitally so I could add it to my stores. I’d like to do this with most […]

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Red and Pink Hearts Pattern

This is a simple repeating heart pattern with pale pink hearts on a bright red background. I drew the hearts in Procreate using a chalk brush, giving them a soft fluffy appearance. I did think […]

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Blue, Green and White Spots Pattern

This repeating spot pattern has an irregular spot motif in blue and green, on a white background. I made it a few years ago, and also have a version in red, orange and yellow. I […]

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Red, Black and White Hexagonal Geometric Pattern

My first colouring book was geometric pattern designs, and I’ve been adding colour to some of them to sell in my stores. This one is a bold hexagonal design in black, white and red, with […]

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Black and Purple Spot Pattern

The other day I posted one of my older spot patterns, and this one was made at the same time, several years ago. It has colourful pink, purple and white dots on a black background, […]

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Blue Spots Pattern

Here is an old pattern, that I made several years ago. It’s a simple repeating pattern with blue and white spots on a medium blue background. Of all pattern motifs, spots are among my favourites. […]

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Purple and Black Painted Stripe Pattern

I like drawing and painting patterns by hand, and I made this simple horizontal stripe pattern in Procreate last year. It has horizontal purple stripes drawn using a gouache brush, on a black background. This […]

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Pastel Rainbow Stripes Pattern

This stripe pattern is one of my older designs, made in Photoshop a few years back. I like pastel colours, although I don’t tend to use them a lot. This one is a kind of […]

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Grey and White Geometric Pattern

This is a simple repeating pattern with a hexagonal geometric design in grey and white. I originally made it when I was working on my first colouring book Geometric Patterns, but it didn’t make the […]

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Red, Yellow and Orange Spot Pattern

I made this brightly coloured spotty pattern a few years ago. It has a bold spot motif with red, orange and yellow dots, on a clean white background. You can find this fun spotty pattern […]

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Purple Diagonal Stripe Pattern

This is another older pattern, made several years ago in Photoshop. It is an abstract stripe design, featuring diagonal stripes with a rich magenta pink and purple gradient. This colourful purple stripey pattern is for […]