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 colour wheels and see if there are … [Read more...] about Which are the best coloured pencils – oil or wax – and why?
Do you know your colour relationships? Do you know how to place colour on a drawing or painting and not make mud? This post will show you how to get to know your coloured pencil colours by completing a colour wheel. It will also show how to find specific colour relationships by making and using colour relationship templates. Not just for coloured pencils We have discussed separately how to organise your art and craft supply stash, and how to get to know your coloured pencils and sort them … [Read more...] about 19 steps to complete a colour wheel and find colour relationships
After I conducted my art and craft supply audit, I found I had 829 coloured pencils in my stash. This post explains how I organised those coloured pencils, and how you can organise your coloured pencils by type and lightfastness. I had gathered a mix of wax-based pencils, oil-based pencils, aquarelle pencils (water colour pencils), different brands of pencils, lightfast and non-lightfast pencils. It was a whole lot of coloured pencils. Just a sample of some of the coloured pencils … [Read more...] about 20 steps to organise your coloured pencils by type and lightfastness
In my post on 12 steps to organise your art and craft supplies, I 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 - 829 coloured pencils. How did I get to have 829 coloured pencils? Just a sample of some … [Read more...] about 11 reasons lots of one thing found after an art and craft supplies audit