Coloured Pencil Blend Off!

The most recent SketchBox contained a pair of Derwent blender pens for pencils and that was a really interesting tool to see. The other day, I was in Michaels and discovered Artist's Loft makes a similar pen. So? Time to test!

SketchBox #11 - Charcoal it is!

My SketchBox subscription for April arrived today and contains a lot to do with charcoal and, to be fair a little bit more...

Art Video of the Week - Graphite Blending

This week I've been doing some sketching using graphite since I tend to carry a small Moleskine sketchbook and a tin of pencils with me. Most of the time, I'm largely just doodling, but sometimes I get a bit more into the drawing, hence this week's video.

Art Video of the Week - Good Greys

This week, Dianne Mize takes us through the process of mixing greys through the use of complimentary colours. In particular, she talks through the use of primary/secondary compliments as the main choices for mixing to neutral. Tertiary colours will tend to pull in more of one of the primaries, thus bending the neutral towards the greater primary.

SketchBox #10 - Inky

This month's SketchBox contains a few interesting items, primarily related to inking, but not entirely. It's a bit eclectic...

Art Video of the Week - Foreshortening


"Portray or show (an object or view) as closer than it is or as having less depth or distance, as an effect of perspective or the angle of vision."

Art Video of the Week - Faces in Proportion

Missed last week, I was on a mini-vacation in San Francisco, but this week we continue on the topic of the human head with a focus on facial features and proportions by Dan Beardshaw.