Monthly Archives: February 2017

Paper: UArt Sanded Pastel Paper (review)

I buy art magazines from my local newsagent every now and then just for something to read on the train to and from uni, and one of the ones I got late last year advertised an offer from an art … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Jellyfish (demonstration)

Today I decided to test out my Art Spectrum soft pastels and some 600 grade UArt paper which I hadn’t used before. I decided it would be fun to draw some sort of marine image since I hadn’t done that … Continue reading

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Primers: Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Primer (review)

One thing I’ve learned about myself when it comes to using soft pastels is that I’m quite fussy about what surfaces I like to work on. It needs to have some tooth, so it can hold plenty of layers, but … Continue reading

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Colouring Books: Painterly Days – The Woodland Watercolouring Book for Adults by Kristy Rice (review)

I’ve talked about colouring books before (about how they are not just for kids and about the different ways both artists and non-artistic people can benefit from them), but I’ve never really had any interest in buying one. Mainly because … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Schmincke Soft Pastels (review)

Some time last year, I ordered a few small sets of soft pastels to try, and one of those was the Schmincke set of 15 full-sized sticks. I’d have preferred half sticks as they’re cheaper but unfortunately it seems that Schmincke … Continue reading

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Cases: Jackson’s Pencil Case (review)

After buying some small sets of Caran d’Ache’s pencils, I wanted to get the full ranges, but buying the pencils individually worked out to be far cheaper than buying the complete sets in boxes, so that’s what I did. However I … Continue reading

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Oil Paint: Sennelier Artists’ Oil Paints (review)

I follow a lot of art supply manufacturer pages on Facebook so I can keep up with new products they release or any potential sales or competitions. Recently I saw a post from Sennelier about a number of ‘sample packs’ … Continue reading

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