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Pixel Art – A New Hope πŸ‘Ύ

This post is an excerpt of a new ARTicle I’ve been writing but that’s taking sooo long I thought I may as well pos

Les toits en ardoise de Paris πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

This is another attempt to add colour to an old sketch. The original drawing was from the balcony of my hotel in La Madeleine,

Two Years Anniversary :o

Yep, it’s been two years since I set up the “Steve Kidd Art” website!! But before I get on to that here̵

Canary Wharf Lunch Sketch 🌈

Another old sketch updated with a splash of colour 🌈 I can’t remember the colours of the scene from years back so thi

Colouring old sketches ✏️🎨

I’ve reached the last page on a sketchbook that I’ve been using on and off since 2015!! That may seem like I don&#

The Cornhill Water Pump

This pump is passed by tens of thousands of Londoners daily, it’s next to The Royal Exchange and a minute’s walk f

Look Up! Scalpel

This is the first of a series of pictures I’ve got planned, I’m calling the series “Look Up!”. I’

β›ͺ Christ Church, Spitalfields

This church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and built between 1714 and 1729 so as English churches go it’s pretty muc

Sculpture sketching ❄️

Frozen fingers for sketching this strange sculpture in London ❄️

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

Happy New Year to readers of my arty posts. Here’s a few sketches from the past few days. I’ve started off my new

Top Nine 2018

On Instagram there’s a fad for posting your top 9 images of the year, you simply enter your username on a website and it

James Bond Sketch πŸ”«

Pen and ink practice βœ’οΈ

Time spent practicing technique is never wasted time. Some of these were based on examples from Arthur Guptill who’s boo

Chimera with Personifications of Fire and the Sea

Chimera with Personifications of Fire and the Sea by Francis William Doyle-Jones. The sculpture is over the doorway of 24 Lomb

The Old Ticker πŸ•°οΈ

Inktober Day 14 Clock There are only so many tick-tocks available so don’t waste too many of them…

Genghis Khan πŸ‡²πŸ‡³

This has precisely nothing to do with the Inktober 2018 prompt of TRANQUIL but hey, it’s an ink drawing. Interesting fac

Vienna monument πŸ—½

Spotted whilst cycling in Vienna. And another quick watercolour practice sketch.

Le DΓ©part de Paris πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

Une conception originale ✍🏻

A few London pictures

Now I’m freed and wrapping up the last of the portraits from the 100 day challenge it’s time to return to somethin

Babbacombe Model Village 😁

Head poking out the ground, spotted this at Babbacombe Model Village. It’s a miniature village and railway located in Ba

Polperro fishing village 🎣

Polperro is a village and fishing harbour within the Polperro Heritage Coastline in south Cornwall, England. It is a noted tou

Charlestown Harbourβ›΅

Small watercolour sketch of Charlestown Harbour. This harbour had been used several times on the big screen and small, for Doc

Holiday home 🏑

A quick little watercolour sketch of our holiday home. More memorable than any photo, for the painter that is…

Knight Knight βš”οΈπŸ’€

Portrait 51 is a quick sketch of a sculpture spotted in London, I was roasting in the sun doing this so the quicker the better

Sun in the sand 🌞

Hot day in the UKπŸ”₯🌞πŸ”₯ Counting this as portrait 49 of the 100 portraits in 100 days challenge. Nobody said it had to b

Portrait 45 – Statue Sketch

Statue Sketching – one guarantee is that your subject won’t fidget around. I haven’t done any urban sketchin

Throwback Thursdays πŸ•°οΈ

There’s this ‘Throwback Thursday’ thing on social media which I’ve started doing on and off, I wouldn&

Barn Painting – Final Step and WIN IT FOR FREE !!!

Here’s the final stage of this painting, if you’ve been following these updates you could be hard-pressed to see a

Barn painting – Step seven, nearly done… 😊

Added in the black sections and modified the tree. Whilst that was drying I did a few modifications to the grass and the sky,

Barn painting – Step six

A bit of roofwork going on. I laid down a really wet wash of one colour here and then whilst still wet I dabbed in another bru

🐟 Seaside Town βš“

A small watercolour sketch which I then overlaid with some detail with the fineliners. I wanted to see how it would work and h

Barn painting – Step Five

Adding detail for the grass and other foliage. Also added the tree on the right hand side. Not overly happy with the tree as i

Barn painting – Step Four

A bit more detail on the fence posts, taking into account of the light source coming from the left. Up until now there hasn

Barn painting – Step Three

… continuing with the barn painting, in with the green stuff at the bottom. As with the sky, it was a case of wetting th

Barn painting – Step One (and two)

I posted up a line sketch of a barn on Instagram and asked those folks what medium I should use to do the colours with, and al

My first paint sketch, Lotus progress, new sales items and #artvsartist hashtag nonsense 🀑

This is my first urban sketch done without any drawing at all, it was a case of sit down, open the watercolour palette and sta

Cat and Farm framed up πŸ–ΌοΈ

Finally got around to framing up a couple of pictures to sell. I figured that for some people they’d rather buy a ready

The Royal Courts of Justice, London βš–οΈ

Chickleberry Farm πŸ”

This was a hideous train wreck of a painting. Attacked it with various tools, including a toothbrush!!! And with a bit of luck

Value study practice, learning from mistakes πŸ€“

I think it was a bit much to expect to do this with a water brush which continually flows out… Along with the added unne