Pastel Pencils: Reasons to Fall in Love!

If you are anything like me and love art, you might suffer from the same affliction: Art Supply Addiction.  Symptoms include compulsive obsessive art store scouting (both online and in person), yearning for new colours in various mediums and dieting instead of buying new clothes…because that saves budget for more arty stuff! It was in […]

Drawing Tips: Pencil Facts | Part 3 – Caran d’Ache Luminance

Imagine applying pencil colour to paper… imagine the lead glides over the paper effortlessly, like a warm knife through soft butter, leaving a delicious line of vivid colour.  It might help that the beautifully made pencil does this with a suave Swiss accent! Luminance – as the name suggests – sports an amazing array of […]

Why Coloured Pencils?

As I took my first images to be scanned for prints, my now-fiancé asked me quite unceremoniously whether I really thought it would sell. Not because he doesn’t like the art or believe in me – as a matter of fact I think aside from my mom he is my biggest fan, always encouraging and […]

Drawing Tips: Pencil Facts | Part 2 – Faber-Castell Polychromos

If you’ve been following my blog you would have read my first blog entry on drawing tips dealing with pencils in general.  If you’ve missed it – have a look here. In this post I will start dealing with specific pencils I use or have tried out.  Please note that I am in no way […]

Drawing Tips: Pencil Facts | Part 1

I have had a few enquiries from people on Facebook requesting drawing tips.  So I decided to start a series of posts sharing some things I have learned.  Let me just state that there are much smarter people out there in the world than I, but I love what I do and I don’t mind […]