Drawing Art with SavouryChaffinch

Dragon Spitting Fire with Savourychaffinch

 By Michele Thymmons and Savoury at Savourychaffinch

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Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of drawing art and wondered what inspired that person to create the artwork that they did? Looked through an art gallery and thought what was someone thinking when they drew that or painted this? Or even wondered if you could do it yourself? Savoury creates gorgeous drawings, true works of art that should be framed and hung in a place of honor. :) You can find a number of her artwork on her Etsy Store .


 Hi there! Savoury here! Firstly I want to give a huge thanks to Michele for giving me this opportunity to share this with you all! I am a freelance artist venturing into the world of fantasy and sci-fi, whilst using a variety of mediums and art gear! 

White Cat Drawing Art by Savourychaffinch

I have always had a love for animals and monsters even when I was a small kid. I would normally root for the bad guy in films simply because I loved the designs and looks of them! Maleficent’s Dragon transformation was the only reason I watched through the whole of Disney’s sleeping beauty!

One of the best things about fantasy is the limitless possibilities when creating the inhabitants of magical and fantastical worlds. They can be tyrannical behemoths or  tiny, shy and peaceful beings. You really can go crazy with it! Now I personally love to make the tough battle scarred horrors but always love to test my imagination with unique designs or at least something more ‘outside the box'. Creating a themed beastie inspired by nature or other creatures is always fun too!

I can’t really pinpoint the reason why I love art so much or when it really hit me as the career I wanted more than anything! But since I can remember I have always been drawing and creating things trying to breathe life into the scribbles on the page. But I have been really pushing myself and my art the last couple of years to try and make a name for myself in the art world! Being a concept artist for a game or film would be the ultimate goal for me!

For 2019 I have many projects planned and in mind! So stay tuned on my Instagram and maybe deviant art as I think you guys are going to like this stuff! See you around!

If anyone reading this is inspired to give art a go then do it! There really is no rules or any way to perfect art it’s all about what you think or feel when creating it! Go for it you may surprise yourself!

Bird of Prey Drawing Art by Savourychaffinch



The place it started for me as an aspiring professional artist! This is the main place I upload my art and the place where I found so many amazing people to chat to have laughs and become inspired!


Deviant art:


The very origin of my art stuff! Although this is a newer account DA was the first place I shared my art (even though it was terrible!) I met some wonderful people and was the very start of my digital art!




I started to sell some portraits on here for a bit of extra spending money and although I haven’t personally had many sales on here it’s a great place to sell arty and creative things. Because it’s designed for created products only the people who shop on here expect the higher prices ect so a very nice place to try and sell.




I have learned a lot of techniques and watched a lot of artists do speed draws and speed paints on YouTube it helps me see how people build up such amazing pictures and can help understand a technique or process! I have also found many an inspirational song or track to help when I’m drawing!


Fantasy Drawing Art by Savourychaffinch

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Everyone creates, designs, and learns things differently.  With this in mind, I’ve tried to include a variety of articles/resources below and will continue to add more even after the article is published. Most of these resources are free but others include classes or resources that are paid.

There are many places online to begin your drawing/illustration journey or to hone your already developing skills. :) You can find some amazing courses online in the following places so you can continue to develop your skill no matter where you are! Most of the below are not from colleges as I have focused on online availability so you can take them anywhere you are, even when you are traveling!

Raptor Blue Drawing Art by Savoury Chaffinch

Pay per class:

Udemy has some great courses, most will start at $20 a course depending upon the length of the course and who teaches it. A couple of courses available include The Ultimate Drawing Course from Beginner to Advanced, Drawing and Sketching for Beginners, Digital Illustration: Make a Custom Character Illustration, Adobe Illustrator: Create a Quick & Easy Unique Illustration, Shading and more. Udemy periodically has sales as well and when I last went there (19 Jan 2019) some courses were on sale for $10.99 or less!!

Artyfactory provides free art lessons from drawing, painting, and design with illustrated step-by-step instructions. They are for all ages and skill levels and use a huge variety of techniques. Some of their lessons include Ancient Egyptian Art Lessons, Still Life Lessons, Perspective Drawings, Charcoal Portraits, and many more! I think I’m heading there now to see about some Art Lessons myself. :)

Creative Live has a number of classes of all different skill levels from basic to advanced. You pay per a class starting at $29 with some classes going up to $100. Some of these classes include Color Fundamentals, Drawing Basics, Learning to Draw, Drawing Fundamentals, etc. They also have periodic sales as well. :)

Drawing Coach has a ton of free courses all designed to start you drawing now with lots of encouragement. Classes include how to draw cartoon animals, how to draw caricatures, how to draw figures, step-by-step drawing videos and much more!

London Art College has several online courses for illustration that you can get individually with over 30 classes and even private tutors!! They also give you a certificate of completion for each class.

Kline Creative has multiple free drawing lessons for beginners of all ages as well as information on speed drawing and even piano and violin :)

Green Dragon Drawing Art by Savoury Chaffinch

Membership based websites:

Lynda is a membership based website that has numerous classes and tutorials for various software for artists. There are over 700 design courses and many more such as 1,200 for business. Lynda is from LinkedIn and classes can also be taken directly from LinkedIn.

Skillshare is another membership based website that is a little cheaper than Lynda and gives you a free month trial to see if you like it. They’re classes range from fine arts, drawing, business, illustration, film design and much more!

Draw Space is a membership based where you subscribe and you can find many new lessons that people from schools, homeschooling, individuals and more use. They have over 508 lessons that include e-books and other classroom programs.

Bluprint has many amazing drawing, photography, and painting courses. And it does not stop there, while you are learning to draw, you can also learn to crochet, knit, paper crafts, home decor, bake, dance, woodwork, fitness, health, and so much more!

There are several other articles that have roundups of other art classes that have not been included here. Thoughtco has an article listing out a tons of free online drawing classes as well as a number of other interesting articles to include free online computer classes, free dance classes, etc. Creataive Bloq has an article about a variety of drawing classes throughout the web.


Thank you for joining us for this Maker Feature!  Check out Savourychaffinch for more of her amazing art!  If there are other courses I should add please let me know by commenting below or sending me an email at vamicreations17@gmail.com. I’d also love to hear from you about what types of resources you want more information on as well as Makers you would like to nominate for a Maker Feature! Please email (vamicreations17@gmail.com) or leave a comment on this article!  Looking forward to hearing from you and have a great day!