Dena Marshallis creating coloured pencil, graphite, ink, and watercolour video tutorials
Love what I do? Support me to do more of it.
Member only updates on drawings and paintings as well as early access to youtube videos.
£1 a month doesn't seem much, but collectively you will be really helping me out - professional art supplies cost a small fortune!
You will have access to at least one line drawing and corresponding 'royalty-free' image per month.
Be the first to find out about upcoming projects and tutorials.
Previous tier rewards too.
Grab your line drawing (as part of the previous reward) and follow me with real time video tutorials from start to finish. Each tutorial will be in coloured pencil with every colour described, and a full description of what I am doing.
I aim to post at least 1-3 hours of in depth tutorial videos each month. I will post tutorials on art projects or small studies that you can watch again and again to help you improve your drawing and painting.
On occassion I may send out prints, so I will ask for your shipping address.
All previous rewards too.
About Dena Marshall
- Your pledge supports me as an artist whilst learning.
- I pledge to use the artwork to raise funds for charities and animal sanctuaries
About the tutorials
I work in a variety of mediums, however, coloured pencil will be the primary medium for Patreon, where I will share my journey through each art piece that I draw from start to finish. You will learn layering and detailing techniques, from the initial drawing, laying down base coats, preserving the whites of the paper, adding in details, right to making final adjustments with shadows and highlights in order to make your drawing pop and come alive. I explain what materials I am using, what I am doing, how I am doing it, and if appropriate 'why' I might be doing it in a particular way.
Each tutorial will be recorded in real time, either live, or pre-recorded. I talk into a microphone whilst demonstrating every single process. I will draw subjects from start to finish, which I believe is the best way to learn new techniques in a way that becomes second nature. Each drawing has so many elements to it, and I feel it is important to make the connections between each stage of the drawing.
Due to the real-time nature of my tutorials you will see many 'mistakes' along the way, (which really are just opportunities for growth), and you will learn how to deal with them. You will also learn a variety of techniques that do the same thing, as I like to experiment with different ways to do familiar things.
Coloured pencil is a slow medium, and I do not rush the process at any point. My tutorials are long and it is not uncommon for me to spend a total of 30-40 hours on one piece. I will be also demonstrating quicker and less detailed pieces due to potential client demand for those of you who want to do commissions for others too, however, these are not rushed, they are simply less time consuming to complete. I also make videos in responses to questions, requests, ideas too, so keep sharing and asking.
My cats 'Bear' (AKA Fluffbums) and 'Poppet' (AKA Poppitsies Monkey) often pop in to say meow (and claw and bite me for attention) whilst I am drawing, so expect some visitors to the process once in a while. I also have a husband (Mark) that likes to pull silly faces through the window at me when he knows I am recording - he is a very naughty man :)
About your support
I have a few goals (these should be at the side of this page). These mainly centre around buying art supplies, technological equipment, and to furnish my art studio to make 'arting' an easier process. In turn I can start to offer clearer tutorials with high resolutions so you can almost be drawing next to me. However, I would really like to be drawing full time - more tutorials for you, and more money raised for my chosen charities. I could also employ a part-time art agent to help me promote my work, and animal welfare ideas so I can do what I do best in the art studio.
A huge thank you to all that have supported me so far, and to those that are about to. I really can't wait to share with you the skills and experience I already have, in the hope that you too can enjoy drawing and painting as a beautiful therapeutic activity that promotes good health and a harmony between mind, body, and spirit. Oh - and yes - for you to produce some awesome artwork of your own.
Happy arting, Dena
Patreon charge on the day you pledge and then on the 1st of each month regardless of how close together these dates are.
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Thank you all for enabling me to reach this point <3