Monthly Archives: April 2017

Oil Pastels: Tomato (demonstration)

Time for another art demonstration! Today it’s a drawing of a tomato based on a photo in WetCanvas’s Reference Image Library uploaded by olika. I did this drawing while reviewing the Sennelier oil pastels and since I took progress photos, … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Sennelier Oil Pastels (review)

Though I don’t often draw with them, oil pastels are one of my favourite mediums because of how easy they are to layer and blend. Most of the oil pastels I’ve used are in the medium to firm range, but … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Sennelier Soft Pastels (review)

At the same time I ordered my Unison soft pastels, I also grabbed some Sennelier half-sticks, since they were one of the brands I’d seen most artists talking about in the soft pastel forums. Here’s the chart for my Sennelier … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Kingfisher (demonstration)

While perusing WetCanvas’s Reference Image Library for inspiration one day, I came across a nice kingfisher photo uploaded by oliverandjazz and thought it would make a good oil pastel drawing. I used Cretacolor AquaStics, but regular oil pastels with a … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Cretacolor AquaStics (review)

One of my orders from Jerry’s Artarama many years ago included a tin of Cretacolor AquaStics. Advertised as watersoluble oil pastels, they looked like a fun new sketching medium to try. Here is the colour chart for my set of … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Art Spectrum Soft Pastels (review)

On one of my trips to the art supply shop near my Dad’s work, I picked up a box of Art Spectrum soft pastels. Though I had a box of 90 Rembrandt half stick soft pastels, the Art Spectrum set … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Wisterias (demonstration)

I had planned to spend Good Friday catching up on uni work, but after being hit with both a stomach bug AND a migraine on Thursday, I still wasn’t feeling up to doing much, so I thought I’d cheer myself … Continue reading

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