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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 the chance to assist you in reaching your creative goals!

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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


How to enlarge a sketch or photo (Miles Davis-inspired part 1)

Have you ever wondered how to enlarge a sketch or photo without having a projector? Well there's a simple technique artists have used for centuries. Low tech and do-able!  In today's tutorial I'll show  you a simple way to do it - with the help of a website that I...

Real Time Gouache Painting: Waterfall in Tasmania

Follow along with a real time gouache painting of a beautiful waterfall. Sandy Allnock discusses building from darks to lights and reserving white paper where needed.

31 Gouache Paintings and what I learned from making them

See what it takes to create 31 gouache paintings in a month – and just how much you can learn from diving in deep! See critiques of the artists’ own work, and a demo of her biggest tips for beginners.

What are Inktense Pencils? (With CCC release)

You might have wondered just what are Inktense pencils and blocs – you’re not alone. Similar to watercolor pencils, and yet not. Let’s look at what they can do.

Colored Pencil vs Watercolor Pencil: What’s the difference?

Learn the differences and similarities of colored pencils vs watercolor pencils. See demos in both beginner and advanced artworks.



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.”


Let’s get creative…
Say Hello!

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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