Monthly Archives: March 2013

Miracle of Maped

A few days ago I mentioned that I had found a sharpener that manages to sharpen Prismacolor pencils without breaking the cores continually. I posted this photo – I had no idea where I had got it, what brand it … Continue reading

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Bag of Fun

I’ve been treating myself and stocking up. Derwent brought out a limited edition box of 12 new Coloursoft colours under the banner of ‘Fashion’. They come in lovely tin with an illustration by Niki Pilkington: When you hear ‘Fashion’ you … Continue reading

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Snoopy the Beagle – Finished.

Private commission: Snoopy the Beagle, A4, Prismacolors on Mi-Tientes, pale grey.

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Snoopy the Beagle – In Progress

This is a private commission I have been working on. I thought you might like to see the stages. It is Prismacolors (with a Derwent White Coloursoft and some Derwent Studios for detail) on Mi-Tientes paper (pale grey). It is … Continue reading

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March Goodies!

In addition to my new Karisma pencils this month, I bought Derwent’s new Pastel Paper Pad and to make use of the shipping charge, I added in the new Derwent pen style eraser.   On the 19th of February, Derwent … Continue reading

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Karisma Colored Pencils

Back in January 2005 Berol/Sanford stopped making their hugely popular Karisma Colored Pencils. Sales had fallen, production costs were high and since then Prismacolor pencils have been the go-to pencil for coloured pencil artists everywhere. That tide is currently turning … Continue reading

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Bloody Prismacolors!

I started a new piece today, more on that at a later date, and this is what happened with my 3/4 length black Prismacolor – I am so angry and frustrated. This may well be the final waxy nail in … Continue reading

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