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
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2020 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 … [Read more...] about What is the cost of coloured pencils?
UPDATED: June 17, 2020 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. Interactive Colour Chart Do you want to quickly search and sort these Art Stix by name, number and lightfast rating? As well as seeing their colour swatches? … [Read more...] about Prismacolor Art Stix coloured pencils – a closer look
UPDATED: October 6, 2020 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 This post is part of a series in which I have had a closer look at the coloured pencils in my art and craft stash for your information. You can … [Read more...] about Caran d’Ache Museum Watercolour Pencils – A closer look
UPDATED: June 11, 2020 As an artist starting in the coloured pencil medium, you may be confused by the range of coloured pencils available. You have a limited budget, yet you want to learn with the best available tools. Let's find out which are the best coloured pencils to use and why. This post will provide a quick introduction to using coloured pencils, which will be followed by examples of a green capsicum drawn with different types of pencils. Then this post will look at … [Read more...] about Which are the best coloured pencils – oil or wax – and why?
UPDATED: August 6, 2020 Do you want to know more about the colours included in the 76 Caran d'Ache Luminance coloured pencil set? You have limited time and energy, yet you want to thoroughly know your coloured pencils. You know it will take time to make colour charts and to sort your pencils according to lightfastness and type. This post will help you save your time and your energy. It will show you what colour family colours and neutral colours are included in the Caran … [Read more...] about 76 Caran d’Ache Luminance Coloured Pencil set- a closer look
UPDATED: October 6, 2020 The Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencil range holds 120 pencils. Do you want to know more about the colours included in this range? You have limited time and energy, yet you want to thoroughly know your coloured pencils. You know it will take time to make colour charts and to sort your pencils according to lightfastness and type. This post will help you save your time and your energy. It will show you what colour family colours and neutral colours … [Read more...] about Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils – a closer look
UPDATED: October 15, 2020 The Caran d'Ache Supracolor watercolour pencil range has the same colours as the oil-based Caran d'Ache Pablo coloured pencil range. However, while the colours are the same, when drawn on a white paper swatch, the Supracolor colours can vary from the Pablo colours. Particularly so when water is added to the Supracolor swatch, which provides vibrant colour. You can see the colours of the Pablo range that were outlined in another post. Check out this course … [Read more...] about Caran d’Ache Supracolor coloured pencils – a closer look
UPDATED: September 30, 2020 In the past, I've shared with you how I carried out my art and craft supplies audit, so I could get to my art and craft dream and find my niche, and how you might benefit if you did one too. So, what did I find in my stash after I conducted my art and craft supplies audit? I found lots of things. But most of all – I found coloured pencils - lots of coloured pencils. How did I get to have over 800 coloured pencils? Here’s my … [Read more...] about 12 reasons lots of one thing found after an art and craft supplies audit