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Curious Zelda - coloured pencil pet portrait by ClaudiaCooper Curious Zelda - coloured pencil pet portrait :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 4 0 Peacock on Black by ClaudiaCooper Peacock on Black :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 3 1 Figure Study by ClaudiaCooper Figure Study :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 2 0 Peacock Portrait by ClaudiaCooper Peacock Portrait :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 0 0 Maggie by ClaudiaCooper Maggie :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 6 0 Hoopoe by ClaudiaCooper Hoopoe :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 0 Draw It Again Challenge by ClaudiaCooper Draw It Again Challenge :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 0 Tiril by ClaudiaCooper Tiril :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 0 Sketchbook Skull by ClaudiaCooper Sketchbook Skull :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 5 0 Sketchbook Pansies by ClaudiaCooper Sketchbook Pansies :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 0 Pansies by ClaudiaCooper Pansies :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 2 0 Lapwing by ClaudiaCooper Lapwing :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 0 0 Fashion Doge (Sketchbook) by ClaudiaCooper Fashion Doge (Sketchbook) :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 3 Crabapple Blossoms by ClaudiaCooper Crabapple Blossoms :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 2 Sketchbook Chaffinch by ClaudiaCooper Sketchbook Chaffinch :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 1 Bella by ClaudiaCooper Bella :iconclaudiacooper:ClaudiaCooper 1 0


Alice 23 by faestock Alice 23 :iconfaestock:faestock 354 111 Blush 20 by faestock Blush 20 :iconfaestock:faestock 102 1 Blush 9 by faestock Blush 9 :iconfaestock:faestock 76 2 Fly Away -  Pose Reference  19 by faestock Fly Away - Pose Reference 19 :iconfaestock:faestock 98 2 Fly Away -  Pose Reference  17 by faestock Fly Away - Pose Reference 17 :iconfaestock:faestock 174 14 The Raven - Dynamic by JestePhotography The Raven - Dynamic :iconjestephotography:JestePhotography 1,122 109 Looking Sharp  - European Bee-eater by Jamie-MacArthur Looking Sharp - European Bee-eater :iconjamie-macarthur:Jamie-MacArthur 396 92 Hoopoe bird by 4l1-stock Hoopoe bird :icon4l1-stock:4l1-stock 49 10 Hoopoe - STOCK by JennyMoedKorpela Hoopoe - STOCK :iconjennymoedkorpela:JennyMoedKorpela 9 2 Hoopoe 2 - STOCK by JennyMoedKorpela Hoopoe 2 - STOCK :iconjennymoedkorpela:JennyMoedKorpela 7 0 Dressed for dinner - Hoopoe by Jamie-MacArthur Dressed for dinner - Hoopoe :iconjamie-macarthur:Jamie-MacArthur 296 72 Commission tutorial by shingworks Commission tutorial :iconshingworks:shingworks 10,550 1,342 The Cat Man by DanLuVisiArt The Cat Man :icondanluvisiart:DanLuVisiArt 1,525 309 YOSHI Dragon Sculpture - Buzhandmade by buzhandmade YOSHI Dragon Sculpture - Buzhandmade :iconbuzhandmade:buzhandmade 3,374 277
Polymer Clay: The Basics
So, you want to get started working with Polymer Clay, but you don’t know where to begin. This is a quick write up of the very basic tools and materials you will need in order to get started working with Polymer Clay. I’ve also included some extra items you can purchase later on once you’re more committed to sticking with the craft; these are more expensive items I wouldn’t suggest until you’re sure you enjoy using polymer clay.
Nothing fancy here - if you want the basic basics, this is all you’ll need:
1. Polymer Clay
Where to purchase: Michael’s, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and online. Check out your local craft store and they will most likely carry it.
The best way to decide if you like polymer clay is to pick up one of Sculpey’s clay sampler packs. It contains quite a few colors of 1 oz Sculpey blocks and really is the best bang for your buck when you’re just starting out. If you’d rather purchase the 2 o
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Mini Baking Clay Tutorial by scenceable Mini Baking Clay Tutorial :iconscenceable:scenceable 1,121 164


Claudia Cooper
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Hi! My name's Claudia- also known as Claudia Sketches! I'm a 23 year old British girl living in Northern Norway.

As you may have noticed, I've been dabbling with my art since my teenage years, but it used to be an on-and-off hobby. The past two and a half years I've had the drive to really hone my skill. I now primarily create pet and wildlife portrait in coloured pencil (but I do love to experiment!).

I don't really post here anymore- sorry! But if you're looking to see what I'm creating these days, and how I've improved, head on over to my other social media:


For the last two years I've been making YouTube videos- primarily detailed product reviews, tutorials and art advice. ( )


Curious Zelda - coloured pencil pet portrait
A fan-art portrait I created of the internet's most surprised looking cat!
Seriously loved painting this piece- her expression is divine and I loved building up the colours in her fur. 

- Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils (I experimented with a WC underpainting for this piece)
- Coloured pencils: Caran d'Ache Luminance & Pablo - Derwent Drawing, Artists & Studio - Faber-Castell Polychromos
- Clairefontaine Pastelmat (Sienna) 15x15cm
- Zest-It Pencil Blend

Quick timelapse of this piece can be found here:…



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lauraacan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave on my Husky drawing :3
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the watch!^^
Gwennafran Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch. :D
ClaudiaCooper Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ingen problem :)
Jeg liker jo stilen din!
jessicassketchbook Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your style. It looks like we'll be both finding inspiration from each other! :D
Oh, and :iconthxfavplz:
ClaudiaCooper Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and no problem! :D
shellysaur93 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^.^ can't wait to see when it's finished
Patmol Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fav' :)
Fisch-mit-Ohren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
TixieLix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongrumpy-cat-plz::iconsaysplz:Thanks for the fave on my pic!
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