Category Archives: Surfaces

Paper: Fabriano Watercolour Postcards (review)

I’ve been trying to paint more often with watercolour, but sometimes I just get intimidated by large sheets of watercolour paper and the thought of making mistakes on them and ruining them. For that reason, I often pick up smaller … Continue reading

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Boards: Ampersand Aquabord (review)

After trying Ampersand Pastelbord a while ago, I saw they had various other boards available, so I got a couple of each to try out. First up was Aquabord. I’m not sure what wood these boards are made of, but … Continue reading

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Paper: Canson Heritage Watercolour Pads (review)

Good watercolour paper is expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for a nice paper that is easy on the budget. While browsing eBay one day, I came across a store having a ‘buy any two watercolour pads/blocks and get … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks: Sennelier Watercolour USKbook Urban Sketch Book (review)

I’m always on the lookout for sketchbooks with good quality paper. It’s hard to find many locally, and those that are available are often not cheap. When my friend who works in an art supply shop in Italy posted a … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks: Moleskine Pocket Watercolour Notebook (review)

If you go onto pretty much any sketching forum, you’ll notice that a lot of sketchers use Moleskine sketching journals. I wanted to see what the fuss was about so I bought myself a Moleskine Pocket Watercolour Notebook from The … Continue reading

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Paper: St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford Watercolour Blocks (review)

When I was in an art shop in the city sometime last year, I saw some Saunders Waterford watercolour blocks on their shelves. I quite like my Arches blocks (mostly because blocks save you the effort of having to tape … Continue reading

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Paper: UArt Sanded Pastel Paper (review)

I buy art magazines from my local newsagent every now and then just for something to read on the train to and from uni, and one of the ones I got late last year advertised an offer from an art … Continue reading

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