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

    2021-02-03 21:16:25 UTC
    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…

  2. Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 - mouldy bananas

    2021-01-06 21:24:54 UTC
    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…

  3. Artwork feature: My favourite child

    2020-12-17 06:26:48 UTC
    “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…

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

    2020-12-03 05:49:00 UTC
    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,…

  5. Just move the pencil!

    2020-11-04 22:09:21 UTC
    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…

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