Thursday, May 3, 2018


My friend had a name day recently (in Poland we celebrate birthdays and name days). I usually paint a greeting card for such occasions. He really like sparrows, so I decided to paint them. It was my first small painting since a very long time due to my health issues. The size of this painting is 24 x 17 cm (9.5″ x 6.5″).

Here are the materials I used:
  1. Langton Prestige cold press 140lb (300gsm) paper (CLICK)
  2. Raphael series 8408, size 6 (CLICK)
  3. Raphael series 8408, size2 (CLICK)
  4. Winsor&Newton Professional Paints (CLICK)
    Colors: Permanent Sap Green PG36, PY110, Winsor Yellow PY154, Gold Ochre PY42, Cobalt Blue PB28, Burnt Sienna PR101, Burnt Umber PBr7 (Daniel Smith), Perylene Green PBk31, Winsor Red Deep PR264, French Ultramarine PB29, Winsor Violet PV23.  

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Watercolor Tutorial - Yellow Rose

I made a new free video tutorial of a yellow rose. It consists of 5 parts. The materials I used in this painting are:
1. Download the original photo:
2. Download the sketch:

Here are the videos:


The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration by Christabel King

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration by Christabel King is a great book for all of those who are interested in botanical art. It is available for example at Jackson's Art. Here is a quick flick through video I made to show you the contents.

Zentangle Mandala #4 - Greek Dream

Sometimes I try new things, not really connected with watercolors, although I try to add watercolors if possible. This time I drew a zentangle mandala with a greek theme. I added watercolor elements to it. I like this color combination: black with green and tourquoise.

Materials used in this video:
1. Sakura Pigma Micron Pens
2. Winsor&Newton watercolor paints (colors: Permanent Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Winsor Green Blue Shade, Winsor Blue Green Shade, Gold Ochre)
3. A sheet of Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper, 140lb (300gsm)

Finch graphite drawing - work in progress