Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pink Hair - The Lazy Vlog

Hi there ,
Last weekend I took the plunge and dyed my hair pink (and a little purple hidden underneath).
I really love it. I did it last year but chickened out after a week and washed all the colour out. This time I'm really enjoying it. Hurray to being a big kid.
I have some art videos coming out soon. I'm excited to start my next big art challenge. The next one is one I've devised myself. I'm calling it 'A Copic a Day'. It's going to be a different copic colour every day. I can only use the one colour. I'm excited to practice (and a little embarrassed that I have over 30 Copic colours).
I'm getting ready for Inktober and trying to practice as much as possible. It will be the first one I've done and I'm really excited. Inktober feels like the exciting illustration event of the year. It's when artists do an ink drawing every day for a month under the hashtag #Inktober. I'm happy that I'll get to be part of it. Hopefully I'll also be good enough at making videos to attempt Vlogmas this year...we will see. :D

What did you all get up to this weekend?What colour would you love to dye your hair?

Have a great day guys,
Tania xx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Lazy Vlog - A Bookfest & Brisbane Weekend

Happy People's Day!
Peoples day is when everyone in Brisbane gets a day off because there is a famous county fair type event that happens. It's weird to have a day off for this but ...hey...I'm not going to complain.

I managed to find a little time to edit this together. Here is a little mini Lazy Vlog for you to watch. This is what we got up to recently.

How did you guys spend your Wednesday?


Sunday, 13 August 2017

My Art Haul - or Why I Love Etsy

About 5 months ago I was living a very minimal life . We'd moved to Australia with just two suitcases and I felt great not having 'stuff'. Then I decided, for reasons I'm sure I'll bug you with another day, to start getting back into non-digital art. This, it turns out, is an expensive hobby.

Why are markers so expensive?!?!?

Anyway , this one hobby has gotten out of control.

Of course this lead to me getting to know other illustrators, which lead to me discovering Etsy.
Oh jeez! So many things I want to own. So I started off by buying just one enamel badge. This lead to another and before I knew it I'd signed up to Patreon because I'd buy these people a coffee so why wouldn't I help out their art. It was dangerous rabbit hole.

I have it under control right now (not that you'd know it from this video). So I thought I'd show you guys all the things I got from the talented people I know and have discovered.

And yes....that is the Gilmore girls on in the background at the end.


Sunday, 30 July 2017

The Lazy Vlog - Us Attempting To Taste Wine



Hello Lovely People! 

Last Friday Lee and I got home from work. We had no plans and decided to go a little crazy and get some nice wine for our dinner. We tried to buy a nice bottle but quickly realised we still knew nothing about wine, even after two wine tours that we recently went on in New Zealand and in Western Australia.
So we did what all good people who can't decide on one bottle do...we bought two. We wanted to test our knowledge and see if we had learnt ANYTHING.....just a heads up....the answer is: no ...no we didn't. 

What we drank: 
*Oyster Bay - Sauvignon blanc - $20
* Wahu - Sauvignon blanc - $7

Travel Doodle Journal - New Zealand Edition

I've always loved to scribble down doodles, normally based on weird things that happen through the day. So a travel journal was the next step. Here are the sketches from our recent trip. All were drawn in my handy Kmart A5 sketch book , which is surprisingly the BEST sketch book and only $2 ...yes it's shocking! I took a ton of Copic pens with me, my Copic multi liners in 0.4 and 0.05 , as well as my prisma colour pencils (which have no rubbers on the ends any more from over use...opphs)
If you have any questions about the certain colours I used, please just ask. I've bought all my colours by seeing other people use them and then needing to get it to complete my weed colour obsession: