Illustrators’ Fair

I was exhibiting at the Illustrators’ Fair organised by House of Illustration yesterday. Big thanks to those who visited my stall and to my boyfriend who helped me throughout the day.


I’ll be doing more fairs next year, so¬†keep an eye on my blog ūüôā

Self-portrait ‘The Artist in Green Summer Dress’

I had been working on my self-portrait to enter into a self-portrait painting competition for the last few weeks.

I finally finished the painting on Monday.

The artist in green summer dress_yumikudo

What do you think?

I’ll show you the painting process.

First I did an underdrawing. I’m using a Winsor & Newton Artist’s Watercolour 300gsm Cold Pressed paper

rough pencil

Putting colours in watercolour. Shadows and darkest areas first


Putting more colours in

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Started painting the background


Adding textures with pastel

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Adding highlights with white pastel

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Here is the finished painting ‘The Artist in Green Summer Dress’The artist in green summer dress_yumikudo

Private View ‘Artsdepot annual open exhibition’

Hello there:)

I attended the  private view of Artsdepot annual open exhibition today.
Here are some photos from the show:

Artsdepot in North Finchley

Me with my giraffe painting
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Show runs until April 10th, so if you live in London, please visit ūüôā Free entry

Exhibition details:

New painting ‘Rabbit in the dandelion field’

Hello:) Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

I just wanted to show you¬†my new painting¬†‘Rabbit in the dandelion field’

Rabbit in the dandelion field

When I was at work before Christmas, since the work was not very busy, I was doodling on my post-it note. Then an image of a rabbit in a dandelion field came up to my mind, so I doodled it quickly.

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Later I decided to paint based on the image I doodled.

On a A4 sized paper I drew the rough outlines, and started painting with watercolours.

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I used masking fluid to mask out the dandelion seed heads.

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Waited over night for the masking fluid to dry and then I painted the sky

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After the paints have dried, I peeled off the masking fluid.

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I used an old tooth brush with white acrylic paint to paint more dandelion seed heads

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and here is the finished piece:)

Rabbit in the dandelion field