Jane Davenport is probably the most famous to me for her mixed media beautiful whimsical ladies.
Just as I discovered her book “Beautiful Faces,” she launched an entire line of mixed media art supplies exclusively for Michael’s including washi tape, art journals, acrylic and watercolor paint, magical mermaid markers and so much more. I am really enjoying working through this book. Just get a pencil and a journal and by the end of the book, you’ll be drawing faces and figures that at least resemble Jane’s beauties.
Jane Davenport Mixed Media Art Online Courses
Jane Davenport Mixed Media Art Supplies
Just in case you don’t have a Michael’s store near you, there are several sellers of Jane Davenport’s supplies on Etsy here & Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon Canada here. I’ll detail my favorites of hers for you below.
Jane’s Mermaid watercolor markers are SO incredibly juicy and after they run out of ink, the brushes can be reloaded with liquid watercolors or used as water brushes. They should be stored upright so they don’t leak. They probably aren’t your best options for your portable journaling.
The color names of all Jane’s products really add to the rainbowitis Davenpeep mystique. (Don’t worry, just hang around Jane’s fans and you’ll pick up the special lingo. Colors include Seaweed, Siren, Byron Bay, Blue Bottle, Deep Sea, Jellyfish, Starfish, Coral, Beach, Pirate’s Gold, Lobster, and Reef. One word of warning with these, the colors on the caps do not necessarily match the color of the ink, so swatching these pens is uber important.
Jane Davenport’s paper pad with 48 different designs is absolutely gorgeous! I still haven’t figured out anything to do with it but you’ll see in my Instagram flip-thru video here just how pretty these papers are. If you have any ideas, please leave them in the comments below. Click here to order on Amazon
Magic Wand Colored Pencils are perfect for sketching faces and figures in Jane’s lessons. Even if you already have colored pencils in your art supplies, you are going to want these just for the gorgeous Jane tin.
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Jane also sells many of her beautiful original paintings on Society 6 both as paintings but also on tote bags, phone covers, pillows, comforters and so much more!
This is one of my favorite drawing lessons from the Beautiful Faces book called “Blue Bird.”