A bit about me

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I’m Nicola and I live with my husband Nick. We don’t have kids but we do have one very temperamental rescue cat. Two rabbits who hate each other and a Pygmy Hedgehog who mostly just sleeps.

As a kid I used to love to draw but like most people as I got older I convinced myself that I couldn’t draw and so I stopped, for many many years. However I continued to wish that I was the type of person who COULD draw. When I got older I found some of my old drawings and you know what, considering my age at the time they weren’t bad.

So I decided that I could do this, I could learn to draw again. I started off sketching at home using a couple of books as guidance. Then I registered for a short 8 week adult drawing and painting evening course at my local college. I had a great tutor and I loved it. It was here that I really began to realise that I could draw, I just needed to practice more. It is a skill I needed to learn and not some magical talent which I was either born with or not. So after the course I continued to practice and found my love for coloured pencils (although I also enjoy switching between the other medias as well) I developed a serious youtube habit following all my favourite youtube artists, absorbing and learning from them.

I still consider myself to be a beginner. In art we are always learning and I know that my skills are not quite there yet. But I am ok with that. I know I will get better, I created this blog so that I could share those improvements and learning’s with others.

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