A couple months ago I went for a walk with my handy camera and snapped some cute photos of plants and leaves. In this video, I'm showing you how to turn a fun outdoor adventure into a gorgeous watercolour spread in your bullet journal or sketchbook! I printed the photos with Phomemo, and then went… Continue reading video || paint with me! nature sketching time lapse + watercolour tips
Click here to explore your creativity and get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership! Good design doesn't come naturally to anyone. In this video I'm sharing 12 rules to make your graphics, bullet journal spreads, sketches, and art look more compelling and aesthetic! If you're a beginner, these are 12 graphic design rules that… Continue reading video || 12 graphic design rules for beginners + free printable! | ad
Hey there! I am currently looking into potentially selling some of my artwork as prints. They would be printed on thick cardstock paper with glossy laser ink (slightly elevated, with texture). You can choose to have it glossy laminated or not. However, I have two options: sell on Etsy, which involved a bit of a… Continue reading art || Mistral Spirit shop interest survey
Flipped through my two travel sketchbooks from 2014 to today! I love sketching the places I visit because it's a fun way to interact with your surroundings and observe tiny details you otherwise wouldn't. Plus, the final product is beautiful (sometimes)! 😛
This month I decided to whip out my watercolours and paint some pretty flowers around my monthly printables!
In art class, we've been working on a three-part skeleton study. The three pieces are: Hand in graphite on white paper Torso of skeleton in hard pastel on coloured paper Skull on scratchboard This particular piece (the skull) was especially scary for me to start because it's a medium I'd never used before. It's also… Continue reading art || Scratchboard Skull Study: Adventures in Reverse-Drawing
Welcome! I’m so glad you’ve decided to pop by! Whether you’re visiting because you were a reader of my eight-year-old blog or just happened to find the name Mistral Spirit around the interwebs, it’s great to have you here! I’ve been blogging since 2009, and I love sharing writing that others will read and benefit… Continue reading writing || A Brief History of this Corner of the Universe
Originally published March 5, 2017 on Cre84me. Last weekend, I painted my great-grandmother's wedding ring with colour pencils! I'm really proud of how it turned out. It took a long time (about four hours total), but I got to try some really cool techniques with colour pencils: Originally, I planned to do a stroke-layering technique (where you… Continue reading art || Time Lapse Wedding Ring Painting with Colour Pencils