Art Supply Reviews and Product Comparisons

This page contains a list of all my reviews, organised by material type. Entries that don’t have a link are on my to-write list and will be updated as I post. Art supplies reviewed here will generally be artist grade, but some will be student grade; in these cases, it will be noted after the item’s name in this list. Items with a * after their name are my favourite or one of my favourites within that category.

Some materials may fall under two (or more) categories. When one category is more appropriate than the others, it will be listed under that category.

Caran d’Ache Neocolor 2 Water Soluble Crayons *
Cretacolor Aqua Brique
Derwent Artbar

Derwent Graphitint Paint Pan Travel Set
Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Travel Set
Higgins Drawing Inks

Markers and Pens
Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens
Sakura Pigma Micron Pens *
Winsor & Newton Watercolour Markers *

Oil Pastels
Caran d’Ache NeoPastels *
Crayola Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels (student)
Cretacolor AquaStics
Faber-Castell Creative Studio Oil Pastels (student)
Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels
Mungyo Gallery Extra Soft Oil Pastels *
Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastels (student)
Sennelier Oil Pastels

Pencils and Blocks
Blick Studio Pencils
Bruynzeel Design Colour PencilsCaran d’Ache Luminance Pencils *
Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils *
Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Pencils
Derwent Aquatone Pencils
Derwent Artists Pencils
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Derwent Drawing Pencils
Derwent Graphitint Pencils
Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks
Derwent Lightfast Pencils
Derwent Metallic Pencils
Derwent Signature Pencils
Faber-Castell Albrecht-Durer Pencils *
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils *
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Water Soluble Pencils

Sketching Media
Cretacolor Creativo Drawing Set
Cretacolor Lead Set and Lead Holder

Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils
Art Spectrum Soft Pastels *
Caran d’Ache Pastel Cubes and Pencils
Conté Crayons
Derwent Pastel Blocks and Pencils
Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils
Faber-Castell Soft Pastels
Lukas Soft Pastels
Masters Soft Pastels (student)
Mungyo Gallery Handmade Soft Pastels
Rembrandt Soft Pastels
Richeson Hand-Rolled Pastels
Richeson Medium-Soft Pastels
Richeson Semi-Hard Pastels
Schmincke Soft Pastels
Sennelier Soft Pastels
SoHo Urban Artist Soft Pastels (student)
Unison Soft Pastels *
Winsor & Newton Soft Pastels *

Blick Artists’ Acrylics
Chroma Atelier Free Flow Acrylics
Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics
Derivan Matisse Flow Acrylics
Derivan Matisse Structure Acrylics *
Golden Fluid Acrylics *
Golden Heavy Body Acrylics
Golden Open Acrylics
Hydrocryl Acrylics
M Graham Acrylics
SoHo Urban Artist Acrylics (student)
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylics
Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylics

Art Spectrum Gouache
Lukas Gouache *
Soho Urban Artist Gouache (student)
Turner Acryl Gouache
Winsor & Newton Designers’ Gouache

Oil Paints and Oil Sticks
Sennelier Artists’ Oil PaintsSennelier Oil Paint Sticks *
Shiva Artist’s PaintStiks
Winsor & Newton Oilbars
Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Paints (student)

Art Spectrum Watercolours
Blick Artists’ Watercolours
Blockx Watercolours
Daler Rowney Artists’ WatercoloursDaniel Smith Watercolours *
Da Vinci Artists’ Watercolours
Derivan Watercolours
Golden QoR Watercolours
Grumbacher Academy Watercolours (student)
Holbein Watercolours
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (student)
Lukas 1862 Watercolours
M Graham Watercolours
MaimeriBlu Watercolours
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolours
Old Holland Watercolours
Rembrandt Watercolours
Saint Petersburg White Nights Watercolours
Sakura Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box (student)
Schmincke Horadam Watercolours *
Schmincke Pearl Metallic Watercolours
Sennelier Watercolours (old formula)
Sennelier Watercolours (new formula)
Winsor & Newton Artists’ Watercolours *
Winsor & Newton Watercolour Markers


Coming soon

Zest-It Dilutant and Brush Cleaner

Coming soon

Ampersand Aquabord
Ampersand Pastelbord

Eraldo di Paolo Canvas PadsMont Marte Canvas Pads
Mont Marte Canvas Panels/Boards

Arches Watercolour Blocks *
Canson Heritage Watercolour Paper
Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper
Fabriano Watercolour Postcard Pads
Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
Hahnemühle Agave Watercolour Paper
Mont Marte Watercolour Pads
St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford Watercolour Blocks *
Strathmore Assorted Artist Trading Cards
UArt Sanded Pastel Paper
Yupo Watercolour Paper

Primers and Grounds
Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Primer
Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground

Moleskine Pocket Watercolour Notebook
Sennelier Watercolour USKbook
Stillman & Birn Beta Series Softcover Sketchbook
Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Sketchbook

Tools and Accessories
Alvaro Castagnet NEEF Squirrel Mop Brushes
Creative Mark Beste Brushes
Creative Mark Ebony Splendor Brushes
Creative Mark Rhapsody Kolinsky Sable Brush
Jackson’s Pure Squirrel Brushes
Princeton Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Hair Brushes
Raphael Squirrel Mop and Red Sable Brushes
Silver Black Velvet Brushes

Jackson’s Brush Cases
Jackson’s Pencil Case

Field Sketching Kits
Expeditionary Art Pocket Art Toolkit

Palettes and Paint Boxes
Daniel Smith Empty Watercolour Boxes
Heung Il Aluminium Watercolour Palettes
Sakura Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box (student)Sennelier Landscape 14 Half-Pan Box
Winsor & Newton 12 Half-Pan Artists’ Watercolour Field Box
Winsor & Newton 12 Half-Pan Cotman Watercolour Sketchers’ Pocket Box
Winsor & Newton 24 Half-Pan Artists’ Watercolour Lightweight Sketchers’ Box

Soaps and Cleaners
Escoda Artist Brush and Hand Soap
The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver

Subscription Art Supply Crates
Scrawlrbox January 2018
SketchBox January 2018

Colouring Books
Painterly Days – The Woodland Watercolouring Book for Adults by Kristy Rice

Instruction Books
Paint with the Impressionists – Jonathan Stephenson

Product Comparisons
Coloured Pencils and Watercolour Pencil Brands Comparison
St Cuthberts Mill Watercolour Paper Samples (Bockingford, Saunders Waterford, Millford)

Lightfastness Tests and Product Comparisons
Coloured Pencil and Watercolour Pencil Brands Comparison
Soft Pastel and Pastel Pencil Brands Comparison
Watersoluble Crayon and Oil Pastel Brands Comparison
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 1
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 2
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 3
Watercolour Lightfastness Testing Part 4

Also see my Lightfastness Testing Page.