Monthly Archives: June 2021

Pencils: Derwent Drawing Pencils (review)

Derwent Drawing pencils have been around for a while, but were originally only available in six colours; black, white and some reddish earths and browns. I actually had a few of them in my old pencil jar, but most of … Continue reading

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Paper: Hahnemühle Agave Watercolour Paper (review)

Recently my friend who works in a little art shop in Italy sent me a parcel with some new art supplies as a gift, including a pocket-sized pad of Hahnemühle Agave watercolour paper. I was excited to try this as, … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Collie Dog (demonstration)

My friend’s dog, Maggie, recently celebrated her first birthday. One of the photos her human took was a nice shot of her sitting up and looking at the camera, and I thought it would make a nice portrait sketch, and … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Purple Petunias (demonstration)

When I received some purple Schmincke watercolour half pans as a gift from a friend in Italy, I decided it would be fun to use them in a floral painting where I’d have an excuse to use lots of different … Continue reading

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