After posting Eliana’s drawing yesterday, I have received a bunch of requests to feature some more artists. I haven’t done anything like this before but I’ll give it a shot and see if people like it or not. I probably won’t be doing an “artist of the day” thing, instead I’ll be posting every now and then, whenever I see something that grabs my attention. I will also try to mention artists who do not have a big audience on Tumblr yet in hope to help them out a little bit. At the top of my blog I’ll add a link to all the featured artists, so you can find them more easily in the future.
Anyways.. Here’s a piece by Jane that I liked. I really enjoy the way she draws her portraits and uses color pencils to make the whole drawing more vibrant. It’s also a bit “childish” but in a very positive & creative way!
More fun stuff at http://janeurysms.tumblr.com/
Q:Your sketches are really good! I was wondering what tablet you would recommend? Thanks :)
I would get the Huion H610 Pro. I’ve had it for a few months now and it’s one of the best tablets I have ever used. They have a newer tablet called 1060 Pro but I haven’t tested it yet, so I can’t tell if it is better or not.
There are other brands but none of them were able to beat this tablet in my opinion. That’s why I’m such a big supporter of Huion and their products. Their customer service is also tops!
Q:thank you for your review of the Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils. realized i can use them on my current project so went and made the order. most helpful :-)
It would be nice to know more about the project you’re working on :)
Q:Beautiful blog and stunning work :) keep up the good work!
Thanks!!! It means more to me than you think it does :)
About the giveaway
I’ve been gaining so many followers lately and also heaps of support from all of you, so I wanted to give something back by hosting a small giveaway. It’s not much but these are tools that I use in my own work and also enjoy very much. I’ll also add the sketch as a small extra gift.
- 1 Original Drawing
- 1 Pigma Micron 0.3mm
- 1 Pigma Brush
- 1 Conte Sketching Crayons, Limited Edition
How to win
All you have to do is follow me and like or reblog this post. Reblogging is not a must but it’ll increase your chances of winning, as your name will be listed twice.
I’ll pick a random person on July 31st and announce it in a separate post. The winner will also receive a message in which I notify him of winning. If I don’t get a reply after 3 days, I will pick another person.
I will cover the shipping fee.
Thx again for all the attention you have given me and my artwork, it means a lot!
Review: Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils
As some of you may know, I am a huge fan and supporter of the products made by Derwent. I use their pencils on a daily basis and I don’t think that I will replace them any time soon.
A few days ago I went through my somewhat large and messy collection of art materials and noticed these pencils, the Derwent Tinted Charcoal, which I have received a few months ago from my contact at ColArt.
If you’re a fan of charcoal and thought it’s only available in black then you’ve surely missed out on these pencils!
Let’s get our hands dirty (or not) and start with the review…
The Tinted Charcoal pencils are very similar to other products by Derwent, they have a comfortable weight and a very professional look. Same as many other pencils made by Derwent the barrel is round, which you might not like because you prefer octagonal pencils.
As you can see in the demonstration that I have posted above, the charcoal pencils are water-soluble and also blend very well. The colors are rather dark and do not get brighter when washed. They look exactly as they do in a dry state.
The best part about charcoal pencils is that, unlike with the regular charcoal sticks, you will not look live you’ve been stuck in a chimney after using them, and that you can use them when your hands are wet without ruining the charcoal as it’s inside the pencil’s barrel. You can still get all smudgy and messy with them but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
Just like any drawing made with traditional charcoal sticks, drawings made with these pencils also require workable fixative.
I’ve always found charcoal drawings to be very special. The dark blacks and dramatic shading methods are very unique to this medium and I am more than happy to tell you that everything that is possible with stick charcoal is also achievable with the Derwent Tinted Charcoal pencils.
Do you enjoy working with charcoal but at the same time want to keep your desk clean and tidy? Then there’s no need for you to look any further as Derwent is here to help!
(Disclaimer: I write these reviews out of my own interest and do not get paid in any way by the companies that I mention. I share my own personal opinion and am always as honest as possible.)