Monday, 25 February 2013

25 February 2013 - Derwent Metallic Pencils & Water

All this time I've had Derwent's Metallic Pencils
and hadn't read on the tin that they are also water soluble.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

17 February 2013 - Inktense Pencils

Derwent Inktense Pencils on rough-grain watercolour paper.

14 February 2013 - Pencil Outlines

Pencil on rough-grain watercolour paper.
(Delayed post due to hot weather.)

13 Feb 2013 - Inktense Pencils Swatching

The joys of having a new tool to experiment with : - )
Derwent Inktense Pencils on rough-grain watercolour paper.

(Delayed posting due to hot weather.)

Monday, 11 February 2013

11 February 2013 - Inktense Blocks (watersoluble)

I splurged in the art shop last weekend :-)
Trying Derwent's watersoluble Inktense Blocks
and a waterbrush - it has water in the handle
that you squeeze down into the nylon tip.
When its dry it's fixed, so you can add more drawing/painting
over your original layer without changing the original layer.
You can also use these on silk - but I haven't yet.

Links to Derwent's webpages for Inktense Blocks and Waterbrushes
There are lots of demos on YouTube

Monday, 4 February 2013

4 February 2013 - Painter Circle-flowers (Carla Sonheim inspired)

I have a new pair of glasses.
They have graduated lenses (which I've not had before).
I can see long-distance OK and reading-distance OK,
but I keep losing the computer-distance.
I figured playing with Painter would provide
some happy practice learning to focus on the screen.
This is based on one of Carla Sonheim's free on-line tutorials
I'm grateful that I live in a time and place
where I can have glasses.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

3 February 2013 - Sugar Sticks

Having coffee with my sister at the cafe at the Museum today,
she asked how my sun project was going,
I said I'd been slacking off, so
she shuffled some sugar sticks into a sun for me.
Thanks April!