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  1. The art of naming art

    02 Mar 2021
    Did you know the famous ‘Mona Lisa’ painting wasn’t known as Mona Lisa until after Leonardo da Vinci died Were you aware someone had the nerve to rename a Picasso? His descriptively titled, ‘The Girl With A Red Beret and Pompom’ was renamed to ‘Annabel’ by the nightclub owner who…

  2. Colored Pencil Touch-Up Texture and Titanium White - review and how to

    03 Feb 2021
    Do you have the tendency to push a little too hard on your paper when working with colour pencil? If you do, you’ll know the more you smoosh your pencil into the toothy groove of the paper, the more difficult it is to keep adding layers of colour. It’s like…

  3. Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 - mouldy bananas

    06 Jan 2021
    In case you weren’t aware, back in the 1950s the Pantone company (not to be confused with Pantene) crowned themselves global authority on colour. They pride themselves on colour matching and standardising colour reproduction.  Every year, Pantone announces their much anticipated ‘Color of the Year’. Their decision on colour claims…

  4. Artwork feature: My favourite child

    17 Dec 2020
    “But parents don’t pick favourites.” LIES! Whilst frowned upon, every parent has a favourite child.  My cat knows she’s the favourite. It probably doesn’t help that Mr Slager and I tell her she’s a “smoopy, woopy, widdle, baby” moments before she slices our hands to ribbons. Picking my favourite drawing…

  5. Art Spectrum Colourfix smooth paper review - colour pencil drawing

    03 Dec 2020
    Colourfix. It sounds like men’s hair dye doesn’t it. “In just 5 easy minutes completely cover greys…Keep livin’ the dream with Colourfix.” But since I know little of a man’s thought process when he decides to dye his hair, I’ll just stick to my riveting review on this paper.  Happily,…

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