A previous post discussed how you can substitute coloured pencils when you are faced with the lack of supply, or increased prices of your preferred pencils. This post will show you that by thinking creatively, you can find another way to get to use your preferred coloured pencils without spending too much money. This is by layering coloured pencils. But it does involve your time, effort and imagination. Are you ready? You have a problem. You really want that pencil brand. But, it's … [Read more...] about The 144 colours in a 12 coloured pencil set
Have you thought about the cost of coloured pencils? Have you considered why you buy the ones you do? Warning – Economics ahead! This post will show you how economics can help you in your art and craft journey. It will show you what impacts the cost of coloured pencils, and what purchasing choices you can make. First - let’s look at time and labour. Time and labour cost Many moons back, my studies taught me that time and labour is one of the most expensive inputs in … [Read more...] about What is the cost of coloured pencils?
The 72 blocks in the Derwent Inktense range have colours that are vibrant and pigment rich. You can use them for either drawing and painting on paper or on fabric. Use this handy online tool to find each block's name, block number and lightfast rating. Also see a colour swatch for each of the blocks. You'll find this interactive colour chart for the Derwent Inktense blocks helpful as you can find a block's detail without having to physically search through your blocks, or your colour … [Read more...] about Inktense Blocks Interactive Colour Chart
The Derwent Inktense range of water soluble ink is available in both pencil and block form. This post will show you the colours of the 72 blocks available in the range. This range of water soluble ink blocks have vibrant colours, which you'll see in the colour swatches below. They can be used to draw and as an ink wash. You may like to see Derwent's Inktense blocks colour chart. Following a series of 'closer looks' Recently, we provided a series of closer looks at the colours in a … [Read more...] about The colours of Derwent Inktense blocks – a closer look
After 12 months of operating, we look back at how the blog's expectations have changed over the year. This post will look at how the blog has developed from what it was expected to be in the beginning, to how it can help you now, and into the future. This blog also looks at what's been delivered in the 12-month period since publishing the first post, and how the website may have helped you. Expectations While building up to launch a blog, the website's shell stayed dormant for a few … [Read more...] about Changing blog expectations – where to now?
UPDATED: March 2, 2020 The Prismacolor Art Stix interactive colour chart below will help you to quickly sort and search this range of 48 woodless coloured pencils. No more searching through the box trying to find out the pencil details. Use this handy online tool to find each woodless pencil's name, pencil number and lightfast rating. Also see a colour swatch for each coloured pencil. A recent blog post provided a closer look at the Prismacolor Art Stix colour family colours and … [Read more...] about Prismacolor Art Stix Interactive Colour Chart
Prismacolor's woodless pencils - Art Stix - are great for laying colour quickly. We've recently looked at the colours inside some ranges of wax-based, oil-based and water colour pencils. This post continues this thread by providing an analysis of the colours in the wax-based Prismacolor Art Stix range. You can read this disclaimer to see how the analysis was undertaken. This post will help you save time and energy in selecting the right colours for your project. See an interactive … [Read more...] about Prismacolor Art Stix coloured pencils – a closer look
To help you try different art mediums so that you can find your niche, I'm sharing with you the mediums that I tried on my art and craft journey. Use my experience - and if you can, try painting glass jars. You'll find you might like it. You'll certainly have some colourful jars to gift or use as art and craft supplies holders, stationery holders, or LED light lanterns. Glass painting First, I tried knitting, then dyeing and sewing. Then drawing. The next thing I tried was … [Read more...] about How to paint glass jars in 5 steps
UPDATED: March 2, 2020 Quickly sort and search through the Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle water colour pencil range by using the interactive colour chart below. Use this handy online tool to find each pencil’s name, pencil number and lightfast rating. Also see a colour swatch for each coloured pencils. These colour swatches are drawn with the dry pencil on the left of the image. The wet pencil is on the right of the image. A recent blog post provided a closer look at the colour family … [Read more...] about Caran d’Ache Museum Interactive Colour Chart
The Caran d'Ache Museum aquarelle watercolour coloured pencil range is vibrant with strong pigment. It is a smaller range than the other Caran d'Ache aquarelle watercolour range Supracolor Soft. The Museum range has 76 pencils. Aquarelle - A style of painting using thin, typically transparent, watercolors.Lexico.com Check out this beginner course by artist Colin Bradley on Udemy if you want to find out how to use watercolour pencils. How this post can help you This post will help … [Read more...] about Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolour Pencils – A closer look