Monthly Archives: June 2016

Acrylics: Snowflakes (demonstration)

This painting was done using the three paints in the Golden Heavy Body Acrylics Uncommon Blues promotional pack (which is now discontinued) and the Matisse Structure Titanium White. I’ll refer to these colour names during the demo but you should … Continue reading

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Acrylics: Fruit Still Life (demonstration)

Though I often don’t take photos of my artwork until it’s finished, occasionally I take a number of shots during the painting process (especially if I can’t keep working on it because I have to wait for it to dry). … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencil and Watercolour Pencil Brands (comparison)

With the multitude of coloured pencil brands to choose from, it’s understandable that the beginner artist might face some confusion when trying to decide which one is best for them. This can depend on several factors, from colour range and … Continue reading

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Brushes: Creative Mark Ebony Splendor Brushes (review)

Finding good quality synthetic brushes locally can be difficult, so when I used to buy from Jerry’s Artarama in America, I added a few sets of Creative Mark Ebony Splendor brushes to my orders (as well as Creative Mark Beste … Continue reading

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Markers and Pens: Sakura Pigma and Micron Manga-Comic Pro Set (review)

After the troubles I had finding a set of Faber-Castell PITT manga pens that wasn’t dried up when I purchased it, I was searching for an alternative and came across the Sakura Pigma Micron pens. Since I use these pens … Continue reading

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Gouache: Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache (review)

When I was first getting back into art after a long time of not doing anything creative, I picked up some gouache from a local art supply shop. I thought it would be easier than watercolour (which I loved but … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Winsor and Newton Watercolour Markers (review)

I’ve always liked the idea of markers, but any time I’ve actually got my hands on some, I can never really get them to do what I want. I suppose it’s because I’m used to being able to blend things … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (review)

Often while bumbling around on art supply forums, I’ll see a new product that looks interesting, and one of those was the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour set. Available in sets of 12, 18, 24 and 36 colours, these paints are becoming … Continue reading

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Acrylics: Golden Fluid Acrylics (review)

Because of issues with my research that prevent me from doing much work on it at the moment, I decided to go on a shopping trip into the city the other day. Naturally art shops were at the top of my … Continue reading

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Pencils: Derwent Graphitint Pencils (review)

Derwent are known for bringing out new and interesting art products on a regular basis, and five or six years ago, they released the Derwent Graphitint pencils. Since the full range consisted of only 24 colours, I figured buying it … Continue reading

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