Tag Archives: coloured pencil

The Wonderful World of Artist Trading Cards

One of my pen pals has been making and trading artist trading cards (ATCs) for years. While I can’t do a lot of artwork now due to pain and injury, she sent me the most beautiful ATC of an owl … Continue reading

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Books on Owls and Colour Mixing Recipes

I placed an order at an art supply shop to beef up my collection of Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. Although I have 60 colours, I was short on the warm and cool grey selections which are good for animal fur … Continue reading

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Handmade and Decorated Kraft Paper Envelopes

While feeling a cold coming on I decided to do something quiet and went and bought a roll of kraft paper from the post office. It’s hard to find heavier kraft paper and this feels like 18 lb. weight which … Continue reading

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Another Art Book: The Realism Challenge by Mark Crilley

I was browsing online and this book popped up: The Realism Challenge by Mark Crilley. I looked at it and the preview pages and it seemed interesting because he often uses coloured pencil, graphite, and watercolour together, which I also … Continue reading

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Testing Coloured Pencil in My Stillman and Birn Gamma Sketchbook

I didn’t start off to intentionally test different materials in this sketchbook but it worked out that way when I started doing a couple of test swatches. While searching for tutorials on using gouache, I came across the blog of … Continue reading

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In the Realm of Eye Candy and Inspiration

I had previously bought Danny Gregory’s book An Illustrated Life which is about artists and their sketchbooks and a book I find myself browsing through monthly to uplift and inspire me. He has a new one called An Illustrated Journey … Continue reading

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