• Inktober 2019

    Inktober – in 2019 I’m joining

    Hey, I have something exciting to share with you: I am joining the Inktober challenge this year! If you don’t know already: Inktober is a month-long art challenge. You are supposed to create an ink painting on every day of October. You can learn more about the Inktober challenge here. I actually personalized this challenge […]

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  • Veggies monthly calendar | Free wallpaper | hand-painted watercolor pumpkin | food illustration

    October calendars

    It seems that the perfect way to greet the approaching pumpkin-season is posting some downloadable calendars for October. :) It took me while to learn to like eating pumpkins, but I’ve always loved the sight of this vegetable, which – to me – is the perfect symbol of autumn. If you wish to put this […]

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  • 5 “inspiring” sentences to block you as an artist

    Have you ever had the feeling that it’s best to abandon your art supplies and find something else to do, once someone told you her opinion on art in general or gave you some (unasked) advice? Maybe you’ve stopped being creative because someone said something to block you? Even though some of these things are […]

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  • Negative painting - city illustration - a step by step watercolor tutorial

    Watercolour painting class – negative painting

    The beauty of watercolour mainly lies in the transparency of layers. But how do you actually reach this ethereal effect? I solved this question a couple of months ago when I met the negative painting technique on Hungarian designer, Hanga Katona’s instagram. This technique is based on one of the rules of watercolouring: painting from […]

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  • Veggies monthly calendar | Free wallpaper | hand-painted watercolor food illustration

    September calendars

    Even though I don’t go to school anymore, September always means a new start for me somehow (perhaps the start of 9 months when I don’t drown in my own sweat…). I have badly waited for autumn to come – a time when figs are finally ripe. So this is how this colourful fruit ended […]

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  • Watercolor fruit | Printable jam labels

    6 printable jam labels

    Even though I am not the queen of making jam, it is an inevitable part of summer to watch my Mum stand in front of the simmering pot. In these moments I often say ‘ah, it would be so much better eaten fresh’, whereupon my Ma places a large bowl of apricots in front of […]

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  • Veggies monthly calendar | Free wallpaper | hand-painted watercolor food illustration

    August calendars

    What would summer be without peach? To me, this fruit holds the essence of what I love about summer – so it is what I chose for August in the Fruit & Veggie calendar series. By the way, this is my 2nd favourite piece in the series after the strawberries. :) During the painting process […]

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  • 7 more watercolour tips for intermediate (and beginner) artists

    7 more watercolour tips for advanced (and beginner) artists

    If you already practice watercolour (or you’ve read the first 7 basic tips :)), you probably have the foundations to create great artwork with this technique. There are a few tricks though, which are rarely mentioned and I only figured them out during my years of practice. I created the list below based on these […]

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  • Watercolor pencils for beginners | experimenting with new texhniques | akvarellceruza

    New medium #9 – Watercolour pencils

    A set of 12 watercolour pencils have lay buried deep among my art supplies for about 10 years. After the first disastrous experiments I hid it from my eyes so they didn’t remind me of my failed attempts. A couple of weeks ago, however, I came across this book, which stirred my watercolour pencil neurons […]

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  • Veggies monthly calendar | Free wallpaper | hand-painted watercolor food illustration

    July calendars

    The watermelon season is just coming up, so you can celebrate the arrival of real summer heat with this downloadable watermelon calendar. Down below you can find the calendar for the screens of your gadgets, but the July newsletter has not yet been sent, in which I enclose the A4 printable version. If you wish […]

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