I love to design my artwork through drawing first and I often sketch individual studies for use in paintings at a later date. I use a range of drawing implements depending on my mood and the style I'm going for. I use pencil, felt tip pens, fine-liners, crayon, pastel. I often loose myself art journal-ling in this form. Here are some of my studies, designs and art journal entries to help inspire you to start creating.

Aussie Animals

Aussie Animals

Studies of Australian Animals

Purple Girl

Purple Girl

Keep it simple

Aussie Animals

Aussie Animals

Study of Australian Animals

Kaleidoscope Taster Week

Kaleidoscope Taster Week

with Willowing Arts

Happy Colours

Happy Colours

Studies of balloons and rainbows

Whimsical Garden

Whimsical Garden

Hey You

Hey You

Hand Study

Mindful Flowers

Mindful Flowers

The Family

The Family

Koala

Koala

Study of Koala

Cartoon Tutorials

Cartoon Tutorials

YouTube tutorials are a great way to learn with the kids.

Sad and Simple

Sad and Simple

Faceless drawings can have so much meaning

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Loose yourself in pencil drawings

Flowers

Flowers

Study of flowers

BBB

BBB

Practicing bees and butterflies

Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Colourful dance sketch

Always Dream

Always Dream

Colour

Colour

A mindful take on the colour wheel

Whimsical Girls

Whimsical Girls

Study of whimsical girls

Gratitude Tree

Gratitude Tree

Another painting design

Mindful Splotches

Mindful Splotches

Relax and reset with mindful drawing

Wave Hug

Wave Hug

Painting design. Original photo by Daniellopez_photography

Sea Life

Sea Life

Studies and designs of sea life

Surfer Girl

Surfer Girl

Design for painting

Sea Life

Sea Life

Studies of sea life

Mindful Swirls

Mindful Swirls

Keep it simple and bright

Galah

Galah

Study of birds

Bird Study

Bird Study

Studies of Tawny Frog Mouth owl and Cockatoo

Owl

Owl

Keep it light

Mindful Animals

Mindful Animals

Whimsical birds and butterflies

Mindful Swirls

Mindful Swirls

Patterns and colour

Expressive Drawing

Expressive Drawing

Creating after meditating can help reset after a busy day.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Create what you feel after meditation

Be Happy

Be Happy

Spread the love with chalk drawings in the drive