Step by Step: Movie

Day 11 was Movie, which gave me a perfect opportunity to draw my favourite characters: Harry, Ron and Hermione!

1. Basic composition in blue values. As a brush I used a basic, rough textured one for a painterly feel to it.


2. Defined facial characteristics.


3. Added a layer, set layer option to soft layer (overlay works as well) and defined my colour palette.


4. Up the vibrance, add a texture, use color dodge and keep drawing!


5. Last changes to background and never, ever forget to add a watermark.

11. Movie

For more detailed and extensive tutorial content, click here and here

Hope you liked it guys! You can let me know in the comment section below.

Love, Eve



Step by Step: Clown

Evening cuties!

Here is a quick two step process of Day 9 of October: Clown! It explains what I do when a piece is nearly finished.

1. Below you can see the nearly finished painting. But it still needed some more contrast and vibrance to make it ‘pop’ more.clown1

2. So I added two textures, set them to Lighten and erased some bits here and there. I also altered the contrasts, made her lollipop bigger and more blurred and added some details!

8. Clown

If you have any questions, comment in the section below.

There are more tutorials here: Texture tutorial – Customise Brushes – Self portrait tutorial

Love, Eve

Step by Step: Vampire

Day 7 was Vampire! I think I went a little overboard on this one…

If you wish to view more detailed tutorials of my working process, click here: Colour tutorial – Texture tutorial

1. Basic tumbnail and experimenting with colours.


2. Adjustment of placement, colours and facial feautures


3. Adding a background and effects


4. Details, details details! As a final step I added some blood on her clothes (she is a vampire after all).

7. Vampire

Let me know what you think!

Love, Eve

Step by step: Decay

Day 5 of October is Decay!

Below I show you a couple of steps on how to make an artwork more vibrant and dynamic. If you wish to view more detailed tutorials, click here: Original & Composition – Texture tutorial

1. First I searched for some inspiration, so I just put ‘decay’ in the Pinterest search bar and stumbled upon this gorgous stone picture with such vivid colours.


2. Started out with a basic drawing.


3. Her sigarette was going to be a focal point of warm light, so I already layed down those highlights.


4. I then added all the smoke around her and made good use of the color dodge tool to highlight some areas more!

5. Decay

And that is it! Let me know what you think.

Love, Eve.

Step by step: Gaze

Day three of October is Gaze! Here is my quick step by step of the painting. I will not discuss any details this time, if you wish to view more elaborate tutorials, click here: Study Tutorial – Reference tutorial – Self portrait tutorial .

I took reference from the famous painting of Johannes Vermeer, Girl with Pearl.

1. Started with a base that locked in the colours and shapes


2. Continued adding details and settled on a background


3. Started on modernising her clothing and adding her hair, as well as adding contrast between background and foreground.


4. Added details (look at the pearl) and finished up the background! That is it!

3. Gaze

There will be more step by steps this month, so be sure to check back in again.

Love, Eve


Hi guys!

I will be joining in for #inktober as well, using Luke Fitzsimmons (lukefitzsimmonsart on Instagram) Halloween prompt list!

I am so excited about this and have been preparing for it for a few days now. My objective is to complete the whole list! I am also hoping to make a few mini tutorials during October, to explain my work process (for more extensive art tutorials, click here and here).

I am hoping you will join me, either with this prompt list or any other! Wish you the best for October and good luck!

Love, Eve

Commission Guide

Goodday guys!

If finally made my own commission guide. In the post below you can find out more about how to commission me, if commisions are open and you can view the prices. There is a new button in the top menu as well, where you can find the same information. 

Commission Information




Instagram:                          evehartman

Etsy:                               evehartmanart


Commission status: OPEN

Thank you so much for your interest in my artwork!  If you have any questions left after reading this guide, please, do not hesitate to ask anything. You can find my e-mail adress in the description above. 


I recommend you read my Terms of Service before commissioning anything. You will find these terms below the commission information.

Prices listed in this guide are in € (Euro) and they represent the minimum amount estimate.

This guide does not apply to commercial work, which means that the artwork I provide can only be used for personal purposes. If you are interested in commercial work, it would be most convenient to e-mail me.

I have to state that I will not draw any adult themed work. Artistic nudity and mild gore are both acceptable subjects


Simple – monochrome

A simple portrait with a stylised background, in any colour you may prefer. My personal preference goes out to any blue hue.

Price estimate: €30 (starting price)

Simple – colour

Simple  coloured portraits with a monochrome background. They can either have a smooth look or a textured one.

Price estimate: €40 (starting price)


These portraits include a high level of detail and colourful compositions, as well as additional background lights.

Price estimate: €60 (starting price)


Half body  – simple background

Illustration with a simple background (low in detail, monochrome with some stylisation)

Price estimate: €80 (starting price)

Half body – detailed background

There is more attention to detail or stylisation in these illustrations. They can also contain more small subjects (i.e. the Athena drawing).

Price estimate: €90 (starting price)

Full body – simple background

Illustration with a simple background (low in detail, monochrome with some stylisation)

Price estimate: €100 (starting price)

Full body – detailed background

These illustrations include a high level of detail, with detailed backgrounds as well. Prices can vary a lot, the price stated below is an estimate.

Price estimate: €150 (starting price)



Commission me

To order, contact me at and use the template below to provide me with information.

Real name:

Social media username:


PayPal email:

Commission: Portrait (simple – monochrome/colour, detailed) – Illustration (halfbody – simple/detailed, full body – simple/detailed)

Description: (Discribe what you envision, add as much detail of what you want.)

References: (As part of the visualisation process, it really helps if you provide me with as much references as you can)

Composition elements: yes/no

Overall detail level: High/Medium/Low

Other Info (if any):


By hiring me you will get all of the things I listed above. Please make sure you mention any alterations you’d like made in the first few phases of this process. I work with a three-step plan:

  • Sketch (Provide me with your notes/corrections, I will await your approval to continue)
  • Colour Plan (a more complex and detailed sketch that includes colour planning)
  • Full Resolution Final Image (in . JPG, unless you request another file type)Twansm

Terms Of Service


  • We must agree on a deadline beforehand
  • I only accept payments through PayPal, using Euro (€) as currency
  • Please provide me with a detailed subject description (with textual and visual references)
  • Please make sure that you have all the needed permissions for the use of any character that is not your OC (original character).
    • Characters from pop culture and media are accepted
  • If there has been a misinterpretation during the artprocess, it is acceptable to change or alter the commissioned image to your liking.



  • Commissions are generally non refundable.
  • Refunds are granted in one of the following scenarios:
    • I have not started working on your commission yet (within 5 days of payment).
    • I am unable to provide you with the commisioned artwork.


The commissioned artwork is strictly for personal use. If you wish to use my artwork for commercial use, the rights must be purchased.

Honor artists by crediting them properly, and link your image back to me.

I reserve the right to decline or discontinue a commissioned image at any time.

I hold the rights over my commissions. (e.g. to post in my galleries, use for publicity, prints, graphics, and merchandise etc.)

Thank you for reading my guide! If you have any remaining questions, please contact me at


And that is it! Tell me what you think  🙂

Love, Eve



References guide

Goodday people!

References are essential for creating sketches, studies, painting and drawings. Today I will be discussing some usefull sites, accounts and other resources where you can find reference material for your artwork. You will find the direct links to said sites and accounts in the discriptions below.


Deviantart is a wonderful art platform that encourages artists from all media to post their artwork. You can also find stock photos, which are great for reference photos. These are my favourite accounts:



This account has a great variety of subjects: from general poses to combat references, from slender figures to big people, featuring both female and male subjects. Her site (which you can find here ) also has a sketch feature, which allows you to quickly switch between images ( which is great if you want to spend more time on your anatomy/pose studies).



These stock photos are from Mirish; a young Swedish woman who has a gallery full of wonderfull, high quality images. Besides offering dynamic posed references, these pictures can also be used as inspiration: most of them offer great light/shadows and background scenery.



I use the stock photos from RobynRose often for my quick anatomy and facial studies; her account offers the most consistent pack of poses and facial references.

Disclaimer: Note that many of the stockphoto accounts have rules using their stockphotos. Please, be respectful, read their rules and follow them when you do use their photos.


Sometimes, the best place to find references are in an artbook. I own several, though it does take some time (and money) to invest in them. However, if your Internet connection, for whatever reason, is not working (horror), you can always get your book of the shelf and continue drawing.

Portrait and Anatomy


These are my oldest books and I believe I got them for my birthday, many years ago. But these are just classics, with great images and easy steps to follow. The books are in Dutch, but Giovanni Civardi (not only an artist but a docent of Medicine (Anatomy) as well!) is published in many countries.

Vincent van Gogh


Artbooks like these are just splendid. Not only do they tell you the artists journey, but they show their artworks as well. Perfect reference material and a pleasant way to get a bit closer to your favourite artist.

Café Terrace at Night


Pinterest is the easiest way to find reference photos, but it can be a bit trickier to use when you are looking for a specific reference. I currently manage three Pinterest boards where I store my references, you can find them here:

Facial References


 Figure References


Scenery References


And that is my quick guide to references! I hope you guys find this usefull. If you have any suggestions for a next tutorial, please comment below!

Love, Eve

If you are interested in digital art tutorials, here are a few examples:

Reference tutorial – Brushes – Textures



Etsy shop stocked!

Hi guys!

I have been really busy stocking up prints in my shop and I am happy to announce many new prints are available. This includes my Danaerys collaboration with Jake, my colourful Sherlock portrait and many more.


To celebrate this, I have created a discount code! Get a 10% discount on my Etsy for the upcoming week by using the couponcode: EVEART10 . You can get to my Etsy shop by clicking on the ‘Buy Prints’ button in the menu above.



I wish you guys happy shopping and a wonderful day!

Love, Eve

Newt Scamander Tutorial

Hi guys!

Today I have a step-by-step tutorial of one of my favourite pieces yet; Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts! I painted the drawing about a month before the movie came out, so the sign for the Blind Pig is not accurate, but I hope you can forgive me for that.

If you want to know how I start a new drawing, I would suggest you visit these tutorials:

Colour process – Reference tutorial – Study Tutorial – Customise your brushes

1. First of all, I picked the images below as reference pictures: one to serve as reference for the global painting and for the initial pose of Newt, and one for his face ( I wanted him to face towards the spectator).



2. Set up a blank document (this one was 6500 x 9000 px with a 300 DPI) and start with your basic lines.


Just make sure you fill up those basic shapes and lines. As you can see in the next image, there are some differences in value in the buildings: The ones that appear to be close by have a higher value than the buildings that are in the background.


2. Time to present Newt! I added a new layer and set up his basic lines in a complementary colour so that I would not get my lines mixed up. I adjusted his height a little bit with the help of the Transform option (Crtl + T).


3. I continued drawing Newt by defining his initial line-art with a darker colour and made progress on his facial features. The buildings in the background as well as the ground got a more smoothed look as I gradually worked on top of the original lines.


4. As a next step, Newt got some more shading and value to add details.


5.  Colours! I wanted to have an orange – blue palette for this drawing, so I made an orange gradient- and blue gradient layer and set them to softlayer, the image below shows the result of that change.


I then kept playing with some colours layers and their options before I settled on a definitive palette. Furthermore, the street got a neat texture (found on )


6. Portrait time! I set up the face reference next to my drawing document and began painting his gorgeous face. ( To see how you can paint a portait from photo reference, click here: Reference tutorial )


7.  The following steps included more definition in colour as well as adding more details and shading to the surrounding buildings.


8. I felt like there was someting missing so I started adding Frank into the painting. Deliberatly placed him between the buildings, hoping it would create a better dynamic in composition.


9. And I thought the Niffler should be in there to! In the background you can also see a Hippogriff. Again, made sure that the objects that I placed in the background have a more ‘merged’ look.


10. Color dodge time! For the final painting I added several more layers to play with colours, lights, ‘special effects’. As you probably have noticed I added a sign to the rights, as well as the title in the front. The blue and orange clouds you can see at Newts feet are a seperate color dodge layer. ( To see how to color dodge, click here: Color Dodge )


And that is about it! Any thoughts on the next tutorial? Let me know in the comments below.

Love, Eve