Anonymous asked: I absolutely adore you and your work xoxo I noticed you had said you'd do a what's in my bag and I couldn't find it on here? Did you post one or forget?
Thanks gorgeous! I did, and had such fun making it! Here it is (description below the post). Enjoy! x
Anonymous asked: hi miss furrylittlepeach! :) just wondering, do you scan your art? i mean how do you get them to be posted so clean and nicely like your "fox and i" artwork and the one with the girl and the shark? :)
Hey there! I photograph my paintings in natural lighting and then in Photoshop I use curves, the dodge tool, and contrast and brightness settings to lighten the whites and the erase tool/white paintbrush with 0% hardness to remove the edges of the paper and ensure that the background is in fact white :) I’ve scanned before, and you can use the same editing process after scanning but I find it works much better with a camera! x
Hey little ones!!
My ‘You and I’ fox piece is in the running for Yen Magazine’s Young Australian Art Award. You know how much I love helping you guys out with questions, advice and any problems you have, and although I never expect anything in return I would love (if you think I deserve it) for you to like, share and/or click the Vote For People’s Choice button in the link below:
Regardless of whether you vote for me or not I want to thank you all for your love and support, and I hope that one day I can hug you in person for it! Lot’s of love
- - furrylittlepeach x
Anonymous asked: You are officially the bees knees!
Yesssss! ^.^ Helping bugs crouch since 1992.
Anonymous asked: You are really helpful with your asks, I love that. Thank you so much!
Pleasure! The video in my other answer goes out to you too! x
Anonymous asked: What brand on pencils do u use??
Anonymous asked: You're such an inspiration to me, I recently stopped drawing because I wasn't having enough motivation to even pick up my pencil and to draw, but after seeing all your amazing work. I have started again and I thank you because your work is inspiring and I hope you never stop :) x
Promise I’ll never stop if you don’t. x
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to say that it's not often people take the time out of their day to answer questions posed by learning artists/admirers, without getting annoyed if they may have answered it before. Much respect to you. Your artwork is equally as excellent as your humility.
Anonymous asked: What paper do u use for your water colour work?? I can't find much not expensive paper that doesn't buckle
Hey cutie! I started off and still use Canson’s paper range, which are relatively inexpensive and I work well with. I’ve tried other’s since but have not been satisfied. They sell them in affordable little tear away pads, I’ve always used the Canson Montval Maxi Watercolour Paper Blocks because they offer 100 sheets of A4, medium, 200gsm watercolour paper for around $35.00 (at my local store) which is around 35c per sheet which is great for beginners, artists on a budget and/or artists like me who like pumping out work.
As well as that I use their 12 sheet A3 and A5 pads. If your local art store doesn’t stock Canson, they may stock Arches (an extension of the Canson company) - another great and affordable paper range, I’m currently using one of their Medium, 300gsm A5 pads.
I’m also exploring larger/heavier duty Arches watercolour paper because of the amount of water I use in my work. It’s the perfect consistency for me, as well as absorbing and bleeding perfectly for my work - however, it’s a little more expsensive, so may not be right for you.
You need to buy and try a few different types (even within the same brand) to see what paper works for you in terms of weight and texture. As well as that be sure to let layers dry so the paper can shrink back down and un-crinkle itself, the end result will be better! As I said before I use a heavy amount of liquid in my work so most papers will stretch and expand to some extent with water. Technique can change the behaviour of the paper. Good luck and I hope this helped! x
Anonymous asked: sorry if you've been asked this before but I was curious as to what kind of paint you use? I'm trying to find some but I'm not sure which is good. Could you recommend me some? Your art is really nice also :) thanks!
I currently use these watercolours (specifically this set) from Sennelier. Rocket got them for me as apart of my birthday present last year, they work pretty well and use honey as a preservative! I think he knew that I’d like that, however it might not be readily available at every art store - I’m unsure as I haven’t had to buy more yet.
Thanks for being sweet, and hope this helped! x