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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!

Got an art joke I can feature? LMK!

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


15 ideas to spice up your card scenes! (CCC release)

Can you handle one more Anita Jeram release in 2022? I hope so -  because that's what I've got for ya today! But there's no coloring tutorial....I'll be walking through 6 cards I made and sharing my thought process as the seenes developed - and giving you a list of 14...

Colored pencil blending techniques (the softer side of Yukon Cornelius)

Before I get started on Yukon Cornelius - I totally forgot all about Cyber Monday - how could I?!?! So I've put together a special sale just for the day - on gift cards! I also made a fun and EASY printable if you give a card - you only need to print, fold, trim,...

Black Friday Class Sale | Virtual Craft Fair | Card Exchange!

It's that time of year! My classes are on sale, I've got some art pieces (some nice small ones!) available for purchase.....and a card exchange I'd love for you to participate in! Read details below the video. Black Friday Class Sale | Virtual Craft Fair | Card...

Art lessons from drawing Hermey the Elf

Hey it's HERMEY! If you're a fan of the Rankin/Bass productions of holiday tv shows like I am, Hermey will be familiar to you. If not - go watch Rudolph! There are three reasons I chose this subject today: Jules Bass just passed away in October....so I thought a...

“You can’t do this”: Remembering the time I believed ART LIES

We've all had times when our minds got out of control, telling us that our art is no good, or we'll never be as good as so-and-so, or we're incapable of getting past an obstacle. You might think that a professional artist like me isn't susceptible to that. I often...



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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