Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Prismacolors – part 1

Prismacolor Premiers have released 18 ‘new’ colours to their range – some brought back from the dead, some new. I hotfooted (can you still say that when you shop online almost exclusively?) over to 1Buy1Pencils (see Links) to pick up … Continue reading

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School Skull

I work in a school and when the mood takes me or an idea pops into my head or I am asked, I create a sign or banner for the walls of our department. Last week I was asked to … Continue reading

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Derwent Drawing Board

The lovely people over at Derwent have just brought out a new drawing board for us art supply addicts to get our pigment-soaked hands on. Not one for hanging about, I snapped one up and after a few issues of … Continue reading

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Shiny Apples

One of my resolutions this year was to join in with each and every Monthly Challenge over at WetCanvas. A lofty and frankly idiotic resolution, but one, nonetheless, I intend to keep. It will force me to work and all … Continue reading

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Colored Pencil Painting Bible by Alyona Nickelsen

If you can only buy one coloured pencil instruction manual, I would suggest that you invest in Alyona Nickelsen’s book, Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultrarealistic Effects. Nickelsen begins with the basics that we come … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch

Or to give it its full title, Drawing and Painting with Coloured Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch. Kutch is a well-respected coloured pencil artist who paints some fantastic paintings. Her paintings of flowers are warm and velvety. I especially like … Continue reading

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Colour Organisation

I have debating, for a while, how to arrange my pencils. I do have quite a lot of sets and I kept them in their original boxes piled up on a shelf near my drawing table. My quest for order … Continue reading

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