Tag Archives: Watersoluble

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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Colouring Books: Painterly Days – The Woodland Watercolouring Book for Adults by Kristy Rice (review)

I’ve talked about colouring books before (about how they are not just for kids and about the different ways both artists and non-artistic people can benefit from them), but I’ve never really had any interest in buying one. Mainly because … 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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Oil Pastels: Crayola Portfolio Watersoluble Oil Pastels (review)

I often see sketching threads on the art forum I visit frequently where posters talk about using Crayola Portfolio oil pastels in their sketchbooks. I had some spare money a few months ago so I decided to grab some off … Continue reading

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Pencils: Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Watersoluble Pencils (review)

While browsing eBay some years ago for a reasonably priced wooden box set of Derwent Artists pencils, I came across a seller who was clearing out a number of small pencil sets from her collection. Among these were the Caran … 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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Coloured Pencil and Watercolour Pencil Brands (comparison)

With the multitude of coloured pencil brands to choose from, it’s understandable that the beginner artist might face some confusion when trying to decide which one is best for them. This can depend on several factors, from colour range and … Continue reading

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