Category Archives: Pencils and Blocks

Pencils: Faber-Castell Polychromos Coloured Pencils (review)

Faber-Castell is a company that’s probably right up there with Derwent in terms of well-known coloured pencil brands. Most of us probably had one or the other in our school days (or at least, their children’s grade equivalents), and for … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Toucan (demonstration)

Time for another coloured pencil demonstration! This one is based on a photo of a toucan by Cindy Fry in the Photos For Artists Facebook group. I thought this beautiful brightly coloured bird would make a nice model for a … Continue reading

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Pencils: Holbein Artists’ Coloured Pencils (review)

I’d been wanting to try the Japanese Holbein Artists’ coloured pencils for several years, but I’d never seen them available anywhere in Australia, and the sets on eBay were quite expensive once you added postage and currency conversion. On my … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Vase of Flowers (demonstration)

Time for another coloured pencil drawing demonstration. This is based on a photo by Sei Nakutagawa from the Facebook Photos For Artists group. I used the new set of Holbein Artists’ coloured pencils I’d just bought as I wanted to … Continue reading

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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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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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Pencils: Derwent Procolour Pencils (review)

Every few years it seems Derwent come out with a new line of coloured pencils or drawing blocks of some sort, and one range that came out within the last couple of years was their Procolour line. Being the coloured … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Scarlet Macaw Parrot (demonstration)

Last time I went to the art supply shop near my Dad’s work, I decided I’d get some Derwent Procolour pencils to try. I didn’t want to commit to a full set in case I didn’t like them, but unfortunately … Continue reading

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Sketching Media: Cretacolor Creativo Drawing Set (review)

Though I mostly prefer working in colour, every now and then I go through a phase of feeling that I should practice sketching in monochrome, or at least using limited colours, to improve my drawing skills. When I mention this, … Continue reading

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