• Ginkgo leaves - watercolor tutorial

    Watercolor painting class – ginkgo leaves

    Ginkgo biloba is one of the plants with the best PR. It doesn’t only have healing powers but it’s also beautiful. Of course, the dandalion possesses these qualities too (among several other plants) and yet it was ginkgo, which became so iconic that almost anyone can recognise its leaves. The butterfly-shaped leaves seemed the perfect […]

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  • A little guide to watercolor paper

    A little guide to watercolour paper

    To my great joy, creativity is spreading within the family. After diagnosing the illness of painting on simple print paper however, I realised that it’s high time to give some in-depth info on materials. I mean more in-depth than the blog post sharing 9 essential art supplies. This series started with a fairly detailed guide […]

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  • A little guide to paintbrushes

    A miracle has occured: the creative thought has started spreading within my family, and my sister started painting. Last weekend I was watching her with slightly bulging eyes as she played around on thin print paper with some brushes that were in appalling state. At this point I decided that instead of my old article […]

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  • New medium #6 – book binding

    Imagine that you hate painting in a book. You prefer doodling on individual pieces of paper because you are afraid you spoil it and then the look of the entire sketchbook is destroyed. If you happen to draw in a sketchbook for some strange reason, you use a wire-bound one, so you can just tear […]

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  • New medium #5 – metallic watercolours

    It’s been a while since the New Medium series was present on the blog, but a few weeks ago I laid my hands on something interesting: I met the Finetec Pearlcolors paints on Youtube first and immediately concluded that it would probably be years before I can buy them in Hungary. Next thing I knew, […]

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  • Natural paints – tea and coffee

    Those of you who have knocked over wine glasses or have dropped cherries on your white shirts will know from experience that nature has provided us with plenty of pigments. To put it more commonly, these things leave ugly marks on textile. And on paper… I have long been toying with the idea of trying […]

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  • Watercolour painting class – abstract galaxy

    Up to this day I am not entirely sure whether this is an ‘abstract mountain resort’ or ‘spider’s web in front of a galaxy’, but we can agree on one fact: today we are doing a minimal style painting. You might have met this image before in my post about masking fluid, as this painting […]

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  • Repeat pattern challenge Vol. 2

    As we all know, setting aside only 15 minutes a day for creating is real nourishment for the soul. Not to mention that it will have a very good effect on your creativity if it becomes part of your daily routine. It’s pity that it doesn’t really work – not even for me, even though […]

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  • Let’s make a zine – a therapeutic evening

    There is something liberating about creating something that has no purpose whatsoever. It was with this thought in mind that I made my own little zine a couple of weeks ago. So what is a zine? To put it very simply, a zine is a unique or small circulation book/magazine. It is usually self published and […]

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  • New medium #4 – Masking fluid

    My ‘new mediums‘ coloumn is returning in a little irregular way: I didn’t experiment with a completely new technique, but I was trying out a supply made for watercolour artists: masking fluid. Those working with watercolour will know that with this technique it is kind of impossible to paint white surfaces. If you want white, […]

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