Last weekend I finally walked top of Mt Vic, it was hard but worth when we got to the summit! We got there just in time before the clouds started to roll in, then walked all the way back down again. I was pretty tired by that point and we ended the day with an ice cream and a walk along the waterfront before heading home.

Inktober is an annual drawing challenge in the month of October. The aim of the challenge is to complete one ink drawing every day in October and post the drawing online.

I not only managed to complete one drawing every day, but also streamed my drawing live on Twitch twenty-nine out of the thirty-one days in October.

To make the challenge easier I mostly used only grey Copic markers with some splashes of colour. I did do two full-colour sketches and even managed to squeeze in some animation. On the very last day I even got to use some special gold ink. I followed the prompts each day, but stuck to an overall theme of cats.

November Wallpaper Pack

A little late due to Inktober, but the November calendar freebie pack is now available from my Gumroad shop!

The Lux Light Festival is held on Wellington's waterfront every year in Midwinter.

Plein Air Painting in Autumn

Back in April I took advantage of one of the last sunny days of the month to go plein air painting.

It was the first time I tried out my mini portable art kit which you will see in the video. My kit that day included the following items:

Nomadic case:

  • Kuretake Zig watercolour brush
  • Derwent Graphik Marker 0.8 in black
  • pencil extender
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours
  • paper towels

Mint Tin:

  • Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencil - Light Phthalo Blue
  • Luxor Mini Permanent Marker
  • Victorinox Tomo for sharpening pencils


Strathmore Visual Journal