Category Archives: Materials

Consumable materials used for painting and drawing, eg. paper, pencils, paints.

Pencils: Derwent Lightfast Pencils (review)

I know the Derwent Lightfast pencils have been out for a while now, but I’ve only just got around to picking up a set to try. When they were first released, there were only 36 colours in the range, but … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Violin (demonstration)

I drew this violin for my review of the Derwent Lightfast pencils, and figured it would make a good demonstration. As always, you don’t need to use the exact pencils I’ve used; just find the closest colours in your own … Continue reading

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Alvaro Castagnet Watercolour Workshop – Melbourne Australia 2019

Since beginning to take my art more seriously in my late 20s, I’ve watched a lot of tutorials and read a lot of books about painting in various styles, particularly in watercolour. While there were a number of artists whose … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Schmincke Pearl Metallic Watercolours (review)

While bumming around on Instagram one day, I saw a post from Jackson’s in the UK saying they had a hefty discount on watercolour paints, and since I can never resist art supply sales, I decided to see if there … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Hummingbird (demonstration)

Any time I get new art supplies, I’m always looking for an excuse to use them in a painting. After I bought a limited edition Pearl Metallic box of Schmincke watercolours, I wanted to paint something sparkly but couldn’t think … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Da Vinci Artist’s Watercolours (review)

I thought it was time to review the other American watercolour paints my parents brought back from their overseas holiday, so I finally dug the tubes out of my drawer, where they’ve been languishing for the last few years. I … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Hot Air Balloon (demonstration)

I was supposed to be testing the final version of the system I need for my PhD’s data collection, but somehow in the process of being moved from my office to a new open floor office, my computer went missing! … Continue reading

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