Category Archives: Materials

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

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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Inks: Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Travel Set (review)

Some time ago I reviewed the Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks. I quite liked them but even though most of the colours were listed as lightfast, the fact a number of other artists had reported issues with fading even in … Continue reading

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Watercolours: German Shepherd 3/4 Profile (demonstration)

For a long time, I’ve wanted to paint an animal portrait, but always put it off out of fear I’d mess it up. I still have that fear, but I decided I should at least try to do something about … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Sennelier Luxury Walnut Wood Box Half-Pan Set (review)

Before I get started, I should probably admit that this is as much of a show-and-tell/brag post as it is a review. Back in 2016, I reviewed the Sennelier Landscape Watercolour set of 14 half pans, which I had bought … Continue reading

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Watercolours: A Fiery Pair (demonstration)

Time for another art demo! Today we’re painting some fiery red, yellow and orange tulips in watercolour. This painting is based on a photo by┬áSei Nakatugawa in the Facebook group, Photos for Artists. I’m pretty sure they’re tulips but I … Continue reading

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Mediums: Brush and Pencil by Alyona Nickelsen (review)

I first heard about Alyona Nickelsen’s Brush and Pencil products on a coloured pencil demonstration by Lachri Fine Art on YouTube. At the time I wasn’t doing a lot of coloured pencil drawings because I was busy with uni and … Continue reading

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