IpadArtChallenge Day 25

Challenges, Digital

In 2020 I realised I am way more of a perfectionist than I thought I was. The solution to that is to churn out as many happy digital birds as possible.

Day 21: A Sanguine Seagull.

I’m posting them over on my Instagram first (@artjmtinsta) so you can follow along there.

Inktober 2017 – Day 3: Poison


Sorry this one is late, I got in late from work. I would have liked to have spent longer on it but didn’t want to dedicate longer than my train ride home to finish it.

I interpreted “poison” quite loosely. I want to do a nature themed Inktober, so I thought about poison in terms of pollution. It’s a little on the nose to do a picture of the sea, but you don’t have lots of time for conceptual analysis during a daily drawing challenge! 

I wish I hadn’t added the darker purple, but I’m glad I used more fine line work and none of the darkest purple. I’m glad I decided to limit the colour pallete and materials, it makes it much easier to complete something each day (well, so far).

P.S: sorry for the bad lighting, it’s dark here so natural lighting wasn’t an option.

Seaside Break


Hi all!

I’m currently away by the sea on Suffolk on a mini break with my boyfriend. It’s been a lovely chance to rest and enjoy some out of season seaside loveliness.

I didn’t bring my drawing pad because I didn’t think I’d get the chance to do anything, but our trip turned out to be extra restful. So, I used the paper and pen in the hotel room to do a quick sketch while listening to the waves of the sea.

I originally wanted to try a cross hatch effect, but it turned into a simple sketch.

Next time I’d like to not overwork it quite so much, and work on layering the penwork.

Hope you’re all having a lovely January!