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Let’s take an adventure in creativity together! I’m Sandy Allnock, and I believe everyone can achieve far more than they think they can. Look around and see how I can help; I’d love to assist you in reaching your creative goals!

What i do

I make things. With markers, paints, pencils, pretty much anything that makes marks. And on all kinds of surfaces. I’m not afraid to try out crazy ideas!

Online Classes

Nearly 100 classes await you, from beginner to advanced in a variety of mediums! Jump in where you’re most comfortable and at your own pace.

Free Art Tutorials

I’ve created over 1200 tutorials since 2007! Each is in a blog post here with a guide to help you sort through it all. Tap the arrow above to get inspired.

Hex Charts and Printables

A growing collection of Hex Charts for Copics and pencils can help you choose colors or track what you own. Tap the arrow for printables and freebies too!

My book

I wrote Bible journaling Made Simple… there’s both an instructional and a workbook version; best place to find them is searching my name on Amazon.

Artventure Community

Want a creative community in your pocket? Join Artventure inside Mighty Networks. Share, learn, and grow along with artists around the world!

Online Gallery & Sales

yHave I made something you’d love to frame? Window shop the galleries or  pick out a painting from the shop to give a home to or to give as a gift.

My mission

I exist to see people released into the creativity they were born with.

Most Recent Tutorials


Draw an enchanted pumpkin house

Have you ever seen a pumpkin house? I'd sure love to stumble on one while walking in a forest! After creating watercolor pumpkins in my previous post - as well as a beginner watercolor class at Artventure - I thought I'd tickle the fancy of my alcohol marker friends....

How to Watercolor Pumpkins

Is it too early to watercolor pumpkins??? I sure hope not; our weather feels like fall this week and I'm totally thrilled with it! I've always been fascinated with the crazy varieties of pumpkins....there are so many colors, shapes, and patterns. The photo reference I...

I learned to draw from a 1972 puzzle book! (watercolor dog portrait)

Let's see how many readers have been around the block a few you remember those ads in the backs of comic books and puzzle books? The ones touting art instruction scholarships or talent assessments? This is not me, it's a photoshopped image. But I kinda...

How to draw on your kicks! (alcohol markers)

Have you ever wanted to draw on your kicks? (That's your shoes.) About a year ago, today's project was birthed, but didn't happen til today; I had visited Old School Shoes in Santa Cruz, CA, and on a whim I asked if they had any "orphan" shoes. Like a leftover single...

Having trouble finding Ohuhu blending groups? I hear ya!

For something a little different today - a "talkie!" Just chatting, no tutorial, but I hope there's something in here that helps everyone learn a little bit.  Pull up a chair and let's chat! Vlog: HELP! Color selection in Ohuhu markers (hex chart)Watch the video below...



I created the hex chart system first for Copic markers – ironically out of a rather lazy attitude! I wanted to continue my art without stopping to re-ink pens, so I scribbled colors next to each other to see what was the closest I could get away with. Then needed to sort all those scraps into something I could relocate….and a chart was born.

That led to creating charts for Prismacolor, Polychromos, and Luminance Pencils, too! They’re for sale so everyone can skip the pain I went through.

I can’t afford all the brands though…I need full sets to make charts. Sorry, no watercolor media since few printers can print with waterproof ink.

Community LAUGHS

I love my community…they get me! Say something hilarious
and you might end up here!

“Oh Sandy, just when I need a pick me up, you post a video of painting a guinea pig in a space helmet!”


“If you ever want to give up art, I’m sure you could make a go at being a comedian…a standup comedian!”


 “Refreshing light hearted humor removes the stress of thinking art is hard! Never boring  -one of my favorites on Instagram🙃😋

Shelly Lindsay

“Sandy’s talent is so strong, pickle jars open themselves in her presence.”


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Drop me a line and let me know what you’re working on, what you want to learn, or maybe what your favorite snack is in your studio!

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