The Journey Begins

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” Pablo Picasso


My name is Alice and I’m a fledgeling art student from the UK.

I have been tasked as part of my course with the creation of this blog, the purpose of which is to document my artistic journey. Here I will share my work, inspirations and the work of artists I admire.

With this first post I wanted to share a recent piece of work with you, “Desert Witch”. It is a digital piece created with the Procreate app on the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

I am heavily inspired by the occult, particularly witches and demons, you will see them feature in my work frequently! But this one in particular became an experiment in colour for me. I wanted to counter her cool tones with an arid environment and to evoke the heat rising in waves from the sand to distort the horizon above it.

Originally a small pencil sketch in my travel sketch book, I decided she deserved to be transformed into a digital painting. Though I’m happy with the finished piece, her horns look decidedly less impressive and regal, details change from concept to finished product but its something I regret not getting quite right.

“Desert Witch” By Alice Tucker Illustration 2018

Thank you for reading, I’ll be posting fairly often (Between looking after my two lively daughters and moving house just before Christmas…) It would mean a lot to have support on my project throughout the course, please feel free to share this blog with your friends.

Next time I’ll be writing about an artist I’m inspired by, Let me know in the comments who your favourite artists are or what inspires you!