Category Archives: Graphics

Art Supply Testing: Watercolour Paints

After last year’s attempt at running watercolour lightfastness tests fell to pieces, I’m starting anew this year, with larger swatches, more colours and better quality paper. Once again, the swatches will be placed in a north-facing window for a year … Continue reading

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Watercolour Mixes

When one gets started out in watercolour (or in any artistic medium) it is easy to be overwhelmed by the multitude of brands and colours available and get sucked into thinking that you absolutely must have every single one you … Continue reading

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Art Supply Testing: Watercolour Paints (Cancelled)

One of the most important things for artists to consider when selecting colours is whether or not the pigments that make up those colours are lightfast. There are many discussions on this topic over at WetCanvas and recently someone came … Continue reading

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Art Supply Comparison: Water-Soluble Crayons and Pastels

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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Art Supply Comparison: Coloured Pencils

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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Art Supply Review: Derwent Artbars

As an incurable art supply addict, I was excited when UK pencil company Derwent released their latest product, the Artbar. Available in 72 colours, they are a watersoluble wax crayon. You can use them in the same way as traditional … Continue reading

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Belvedere – My Illustrated Children’s Book

A month ago I was rambling and raving about how much hard work it was to plot, illustrate, write and publish my children’s book for uni. Back then I wondered how I would ever get it finished in time, and … Continue reading

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