Tag Archives: Faber-Castell Polychromos

Snoops

This piece was a hugely personal one. My boss, who is absolutely one of the finest people I have ever, will ever meet, recently retired. Earlier this year her beloved dog, Snoops, passed away and I had always intended to … Continue reading

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Cuillin

This piece was a special one to do. The Beagle community is large and when a member loses one, others wish to mark that event. This was what led me to this drawing, Cuillin. I haven’t drawn such a light … Continue reading

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Beagle Smoosh – Completed

So I have a lot of explaining to do. I have not posted in absolute months and for that I apologise. A very busy life and I lost my drawing mojo. I have been trying to get fit and working … Continue reading

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Beagle Smoosh

It’s been a while but I have been working on a piece – it won’t come as any surprise that it’s of a beagle. Actually, it’s 2 beagles – SURPRISE! A veritable beagle smoosh. I am using the smooth side … 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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Submitted!

  Okay, so I have submitted it. I called this piece ‘Local Colour’ and it is 27 x 30cm. Things I have learned from this experience – 1. Stonehenge paper is lovely but not the best fit with the way … 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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Bargain Hunting!

No mahogany men here – never fear! Just a little word in your ear to say that the lovely people over at Cowling & Wilcox currently have a box of 120 Faber-Castell Polychromos on sale for £99.95. A veritable bargain … Continue reading

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‘Marbles’

At last a piece of actual work from me. It’s been a while and this one has been on the drawing board, slowly being worked on during that time. I’ve wanted to draw marbles for a while as I have … Continue reading

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Which oil-based pencils?

Fiona asked recently, in my Coloured Pencils section, which oil-based pencils were the best? The best for botanical work, the best for finer work and so on. Well, I don’t have a wealth of experience but I can share my … Continue reading

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