Art by Mads Baxter

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It’s funny to me how seriously and how passionate I am about my art. I spent today almost over an hour (in total) obsessing over an ear because it did not look realistic enough. I will spend days obsessing over a tiny detail in a face just because it has to be perfect.

When I go too long without being creative I begin to fall into a depression which makes becoming creative even harder which worsens the depression and makes me feel worthless and hopeless but once I finally muster up the motivation to create again I become balanced and happy.

I’ve been obsessed with detail and improving my artist skills since I was a kid, I’ve always loved creating things, especially intricate details surrounding beautiful men and women (though mainly women, I’m obsessed with painting women, I’m in love with the female form).

Everywhere I go I look around me and think “how would I paint that; what layers are there; what colour schemes; how can I transform this ugly thought and emotion onto a canvas; how can I share my opinion effectively? 

I just love art, and I’m so excited to get to study it in a year, and begin the path to my future in it.

I know I’m not the only person who does all these things, I don’t really know why I’m posting this anyway. Just thought I’d give you a little insight to my feelings as an artist(?)

Hello all!

Long time no…well, anything! Lately I’ve been in a creative rut…something which happens far too often. I haven’t touched my sketchbook for anything more than mundane (and frankly very crudely drawn) doodles. And on the artsy side of things? I’m still stumped. HOWEVER! This morning I woke up with a very crafty idea, but I won’t reveal it until let’s say…next weekend or the week following that (at the latest) as I’m very proud of what I’ve come up with!

I’ll be selling this new idea for a price I’ve yet to decide on possible etsy, ebay and hopefully in the near future I’ll set up my own website!!

I’m so excited. I’ve ordered all my supplies this morning (saving a few that are part of my step 1.5 and will be out shortly following the first product) so I’m all ready to go!

Back to the art/drawing side of things I’m planning on attending a life drawing class at some point either tomorrow or next Friday at Harbour House, so I’ll post any stuff from that!

Well…with all that covered then, as always I love each and every one of you who takes the time to come and check out my lovely little blog and I happen to favour those who click the ‘follow’ button ;)
thank you so much guys!

Stay Lovely,



Broke it!!!

I finally burst through this horrible art block I’ve been suffering from the past few weeks, at least mentally I have!

Finally got my motivation back and a whole bunch of amazing idea to use. Let’s just hope they pan out.

I’m thinking of coupling my two styles. Watercolour and illustration/anime. I really really really want to get into illustration and start backing the hell away from fine art. I like fine art but it’s not going to do me any favours in my future endeavors.

So here we go…

An apology,

Sorry I haven’t been very active lately. Been suffering from a bit of an art block at the moment. I’m going to try and push through it today, we’ll see what happens. :)