Monthly Archives: May 2016

Oil Pastels: Faber-Castell Creative Studio Oil Pastels (review)

At some point during my childhood, someone (probably my grandmother) had bought me a box of Faber-Castell Creative Studio oil pastels. I’m sure I must have played around with them briefly but for the most part, they sat in the … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Rembrandt Soft Pastels (review)

Five years ago when I was starting to get back into art seriously (after having done very little for a good ten years), I was still trying to work out what mediums I was interested in, since I’d only really … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Masters Water-Soluble Pastel Painting Sticks (review)

Masters Water-Soluble Pastel Painting Sticks are another of the many items I picked up from Jerry’s Artarama when the Australian dollar was high. At the time, Jerry’s had a sale on where you got a discount on your order depending … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Sakura CrayPas Expressionist (review)

Recently I was looking for some cheap but reasonably good quality oil pastels for use in storyboard illustrations for my PhD project. Though I ended up not using oil pastels in that project (I decided to do it all in … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Daniel Smith Watercolours (review)

When I was younger, it seemed that all the art supplies available were by Winsor & Newton, and they were frightfully expensive (and still are) here in Australia. Gradually a few other brands came onto the market, and though some … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Holbein Watercolours (review)

Not far from where my Dad works is the warehouse for The Art Shop (one of my favourite local art supply stores), and since their prices are generally about the best for local art supplies, I sometimes either order from … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Old Holland Watercolours (review)

While browsing the WetCanvas art forum a little while ago, I came across a few people talking about watercolour triads or primary triads, where artists use only the three primary colours – red, blue and yellow – as a limited … Continue reading

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