Category Archives: Art Supplies

Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Paper

I haven’t used this paper yet so am unqualified to give a full review of it. But I will tell you why I bought it. I dislike the favourite standard paper of coloured pencils artists – Stonehenge. It’s too soft, … Continue reading

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Fabriano Ingres Pastel Paper

While I have beginning a relationship with pastels, I have been watching a few YouTube videos of the pastel artist Colin Bradley and I noticed that he uses Fabriano Ingres pastel paper, so I thought I would get some. On … Continue reading

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Black Moleskine

Moleskine has turned to the dark side and I approve.     They have released some black paper sketchbooks that come in the landscape version I have, A4 and the smaller sketchbook. The paper in them is very matt black … Continue reading

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Cretacolor Hard Pastels

  Another welcome birthday gift  – a box of 72 Cretacolor Hard Pastels. Well-presented in a sturdy cardboard box and the pastel information below each pastel. A great range of colours and the dense laydown of pastel without the dust … Continue reading

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Koh-I-Noor Giaconda Pastel Pencils

                I love Koh-I-Noor for their high-quality art materials at low prices. For £30 you get 48 pastel pencils in this Giaconda set and you really cannot get better than that. If you … Continue reading

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Koh-I-Noor Toison D’Or Pastels

      We have known for a long time that Koh-I-Noor are the best art suppliers when it comes to money versus quality. For little money you get great, reliable quality – quality that some of the best art … Continue reading

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Unison Soft Pastels

                It was my 40th birthday recently. I can say that now, after the event, and in some ways I am kind of proud of turning 40. It was a very different story … Continue reading

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Watercolour Word of Warning

A good couple of months ago, I did a very stupid thing. I was adding some information to my coloured pencil information page and a few impatient clicks of my mouse and I deleted all the information. Deleted. I even … Continue reading

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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pastels

We all know how much we love Faber-Castell’s Polychromo coloured pencils, so I couldn’t resist getting a box of their Polychromo Pastels. I envisioned a real workhorse of a pastel block, bright and dense colour and pigment, unbreakable and fun. … Continue reading

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Conte a Paris Pastel Pencils

        I picked these up this week, well, I wish I had picked them up rather than ordered them online because, and this is probably reflected in the price, they come with very little protection for the … Continue reading

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