Here are videos I have created so you can see drawings the way they happen – and to show how other works are created. I hope you enjoy them.

Another way to find my videos is on my YouTube channel where you can subscribe and be notified when the next one is posted.




  1. Posted December 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Solemn rabbit is pure magic, it took me right back to my childhood fascination with illustrations in story books. Thank you Elise – and the music was perfect! Julie

  2. Terance Hore
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Permalink


    I saw you today with my Dad, we were late for a Christmas party, but I wanted to see your art because I think it is really good.

    You’re right, cross hatching is a good tool to use doing sketches. Your sketch on the human\insect was really good. I learnt about shading and highlighting. I also learnt to sketch the outline before rushing into your drawing.

    Thank you
    From TJ Hore

  3. Posted December 21, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Just wanted to say, I love your work. And by looking at it I get highly inspired. Take care.. Mike

  4. Terance
    Posted February 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Hi Elise

    Remember me who asks tips about how to improve drawing, well how long does it take to draw a dragon like the you showed me. the dragon that the girl was on in flight.

  5. elise
    Posted February 28, 2010 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Of course I remember you! It’s hard to say exactly as I don’t ever seem to sit down and draw one of these pieces from start to finish. But I could break it down – all of the shading on a wing might take an hour or two, the girl would be done in another hour, the dragon head and neck with scales could easily take another 30mins to a few of hours depending on how much detail I put in… so you can see that the whole thing would easily take a day’s solid drawing. Or more. I find it helps to break it into parts too. First gently draw in your shapes, refine them, think about the curves and reletive sizes of different bits of the shape (like the neck will get thinner toward the head). Then pick something fairly easy, like starting to methodically draw on the scales. After a while you will get the hang of that and your hand will be moving well. It gives you time to think about the next thing too. When you have an idea for the next bit, or you get bored, move on to another area. Think about how dark or light you’d like it to be and try not to colour it in too darkly straight away. Look at pictures of snakes – is there a slight shimmer of light you’d like on a section of scales. How does that work? Think about building up a drawing in layers – you can always add more, but it’s hard/impossible to take it back!
    I look forward to seeing more of your drawings!

  6. Posted March 26, 2010 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    I have just watched your first (top) video and was mesmerised! It was magical to watch as the image grew, developed and appeared as the final piece. I just love your work. Hopefully I’ll see you again at the next Abbotsford Convent market (though I will not make it to the one on Easter Sunday).

    You do make it look so easy! Though of course I am in total awe!

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