Category Archives: Reviews

Brush Care: Escoda Artist Brush and Hand Soap (review)

A few years ago, I reviewed The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver. It’s a good brush cleaner, but it is slightly abrasive (so I’m reluctant to use it on watercolour brushes with natural hair). Also, I found that if I … 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: 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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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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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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Paper: Arches Watercolour Blocks (review)

Back when the Australian dollar was at parity with the US dollar, one of the American art supply retailers had some sort of ‘buy two, get one free’ deal on Arches watercolour blocks, and since I was putting in an … Continue reading

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