Ask Christy

This page is where I will keep all of the Q & A videos and vlogs where I answer questions asked of me by my students or other artists that are not directly related to a specific class or project.


I am often asked about drawing faces and features. Specifically things like ‘how to make a smiling face and not a frowning expression’. I’m including two posts from my blog here with detailed information on how to find inspiration and practice drawing different facial features with a wide variety of expressions. The irony here is that it just takes looking at it from a more DIY view point and a little bit of practice.

How to draw & paint eyes the Gulfsprite style | How to draw & paint noses and mouths

Happy Creating!

~ Christy


Published on Jun 2, 2013

CATV – Episode 12 – Q&A for Windows Movie Maker and Windows Live Movie Maker

Many of us use Windows Movie Maker and not iMovie but there are very little resources out there to explain the most common functions. As artists creating art related videos we don’t need a whole slew of fancy functions explained, just the very basic things. I try to cover all of the things I have been asked about using both the old version of WMM which runs on XP and Vista machines as well as the newer WLMM which runs on Win7 and Win8 machines. If you have more questions please let me know and I will try to include them in another video later.

Published on Jun 2, 2013

CATV – Episode 13 – How To Deal With Sticky Pages

Often times we use products that cause our journal pages to stick together. This can be a heartbreaking experience. When in doubt fix your page before closing your book. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to let your pages cure. Give them a full 24 hours or more to dry before closing your art journal or altered book.

Some of the products I have used to stop pages from sticking are:

  • Dorland’s Cold Wax Medium
  • Krylon Matte and Gloss spray paint
  • Minwax brush on gloss varnish
  • Talc/ Baby powder
  • Dryer sheet

Learn how I use the cold wax medium to stop my pages from sticking while still maintaining an nice glossy shine on those pretty glossy or metallic pages

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