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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


Superpowers and Kryptonite (in life and art)

We may not all be superheroes (I'm surely not!) but that doesn't mean we don't have superpowers and kryptonite just the same. I've seen comments from folks thinking I'm some kind of Marvel character, but honestly, my superpower is not one that you'd normally think of...

LATE NIGHT IN THE STUDIO: MerMay printable mermaid drawings

Happy MerMay! Let's celebrate with some printable mermaid drawings, shall we? What's MerMay you ask? Well, it's mermaids...in May! Today's post is very short - video is too - because chaos reigns. LOL! More on that on Saturday if I get time to sneak in a video....gah!...

Lakeshore Watercolor – Wet in wet + atmospheric perspective (realtime)

Welcome to my quarterly realtime painting sesh! Or it seems to be quarterly of late.  Today: a lakeshore watercolor painting, capturing the beauty of Lake Superior. I'll be painting wet-in-wet again, like in my previous post. Unlike that painting, this one's much...

QUICK wet in wet practice watercolor sketch (realtime)

A few weeks ago I went out plein air painting (outdoor) with a few friends....I tried painting a misty scene in a forest, and I just had all kinds of troubles! So it's time to get back to practicing in my Sketch-a-Day .... I've been working with so many other mediums...

Overcoming “bad art” days; learning to respect your art

In my last post and video, we talked about when a crafter is called an artist - and the feedback was so powerful I decided to create a part 2! And of course that gave me an excuse to make some more patterned paper, yay! This time - no watercolor, just stamping inks;...



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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