Monthly Archives: August 2013

CPM Monthly Challenge – September 2013

The Colored Pencil Magazine September issue is out now and the monthly challenge is this beautiful autumnal photograph by Robin Bain – As usual, use the photo as your reference or inspiration and load it to the CPM Flickr Group. … Continue reading

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Doodlemum: A Year of Family Life

I posted a while ago about Doodlemum –  a blog in which Doodlemum (Angie Stevens) sketches everyday family life with charm, wit and love. Her sketches are both funny and moving with silly little incidents lovingly recorded in her Moleskine … Continue reading

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Sakura Pigma Micron Pens

The nice people over at Pencils4artists have finally added Sakura Pigma Micro pens to their extensive product range. They have been promising to do this for a while and, I am sure they were teasing, things went wrong and it … Continue reading

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Jackson’s Soft Pastels

Jackson’s Art Supplies also do their own range of art materials and quite often when I visit there I see their bargain box of 12 half-stick pastels at £1.00. So, I bought 2 of the small boxes for my boys … Continue reading

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Ruin the Beagle – Finished!

I finally got here. After a holiday break and messing about with my Facebook page which decided to do bonkers mad on me, I finished Ruin the Beagle. A huge thank you to Sue and Ruin for allowing me to … Continue reading

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Stillman & Birn sketchbook

Stillman & Birn sketchbooks are very popular in America and finally they are available here in the UK through Jackson’s Art Supplies. They come in a dizzying array of choices: hardback, wirebound, vellum paper, smooth paper, ivory paper, white paper, … Continue reading

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A Huge Moleskine!

Moles…cute, soft, dinky, velvety fur. Not this Moleskine -this Moleskine is huge. An A3 Moleskine sketchbook and it is beautiful. Mr S. is a bit of a stationery addict and obsessive. So I left this on the kitchen table to … Continue reading

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Ruin the Beagle

Not an instruction but the name of a lovely beagle. As a beagle owner in the modern day, what else can you do but join beagle groups on Facebook? These are places where other beagle owners post adorable and funny … Continue reading

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At Ease Easel

Quite often I don’t want to sit at my drawing table, I want to sit on the couch and watch telly at the same time as drawing. It’s comfy on my couch and what will inevitably happens is that I … Continue reading

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CPM Monthly Challenge – August 2013

With the beginning of a new month comes a new monthly challenge from Colored Pencil Magazine. You know the rules by now: use the reference photograph as you will, crop it, adapt it…then upload it to the CPM Flickr group. … Continue reading

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