Tag Archives: Cretacolor

Oil Pastels: Kingfisher (demonstration)

While perusing WetCanvas’s Reference Image Library for inspiration one day, I came across a nice kingfisher photo uploaded by oliverandjazz and thought it would make a good oil pastel drawing. I used Cretacolor AquaStics, but regular oil pastels with a … Continue reading

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Oil Pastels: Cretacolor AquaStics (review)

One of my orders from Jerry’s Artarama many years ago included a tin of Cretacolor AquaStics. Advertised as watersoluble oil pastels, they looked like a fun new sketching medium to try. Here is the colour chart for my set of … Continue reading

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Crayons: Cretacolor Aqua Brique (review)

I’ve tried a few of Cretacolor’s art supplies (such as their Artists’ leads, and their AquaStics) and generally been quite happy with them. While trawling YouTube looking at various art demo videos, I came across Brevillier’s channel, which had a … Continue reading

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Sketching Media: Cretacolor Artists’ Assorted Lead Set and Lead Holder (review)

American art supply retailers often have a “Spend X amount and get X% off” deal, and when my order is almost at the threshold to go up to the next discount bracket, I usually throw in something small just to … Continue reading

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Watersoluble Crayons and Oil Pastel Brands (comparison)

Time for another art supply comparison post, this time on water-soluble pastels and crayons! As with my coloured pencil comparison, I’m only testing products that are marketed as ‘Artist Grade’. The crayons/pastels I’ll be testing in this post are: Caran … Continue reading

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