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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. Just move the pencil!

    04 Nov 2020
    In my previous blog post, 4 Things I wish I knew before becoming a professional artist I spoke about the outlandish “Curing Process” foisted upon me at the ripe old age of 17 . For those who haven’t read it, in a nutshell, an old man taught me the art…

  5. 4 Things I wish I knew before becoming a professional artist

    21 Oct 2020
    When I started my first corporate job at 17, a 60-year-old man with a dry English wit showed me the ropes. He didn’t show me how to do my job (touch typing, and girl Friday activities weren’t his strong suit). Instead, he showed me how things really worked. The sort…

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