Sunday, 25 February 2018

Scrawlrbox Sunday

Yay! This arrived on Friday and I am looking forward to playing with these. Not sure what I will do, the prompt is Quiet morning.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Fimo Friday

Have not had a hugely successful week this week, so only one new sculpture to show and this was a custom order. The red treasure dragon has been restocked though but you already know what he looks like :) 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Copic Ciao

I don't know if anyone remembers my personal project that I started working on this time last year? Here is the blog post

Anyway I think I got sidetracked with skull-a-day, scrawlrbox and stock for the shop. I got these Copic Ciao pens for Christmas and was itching to use them so I attempted to draw my Macaw with them. I like the feathers on the wing but I don't think I did a good job on the rest lol. 

I had fun using them and I like the result.

Friday, 2 February 2018

A year of Scrawlrboxes

As January's box landed on the mat it marked one whole year of my Scrawlrbox subscription, 12 boxes in 12 months.

Searching in my blog using #scrawlrbox will find you all the individual blog posts with the boxes in.

So I was quite pleased with how many of the boxes I loved and which ones I didn't. I think there were only 2 boxes that I didn't like: May's Highlighter box and July's one which I felt was a random assortment of supplies that didn't really work together.

I absolutely loved June's Box of Chameleon pens, and any box that supplied a Pencil/graphite stick and a fine liner. I really enjoyed Feb's Acrylics, March's Pastels and September's and December's Watercolour boxes.

What made it into my regular supplies? Well all the pencils, all the black fine liners except the artline pens (do not like them at all). The Derwent rubber, compass and now the little brass sharpener. All the brushes have been added to the brush pot and watercolours added to my watercolour box. Same with the Acrylics. Even though I didn't like the highlighter box the highlighters are in my desk/stationary stuff with the Isosketch tool and pentel correct express pen.

Now I am not a marker artist so the Magic Markers, Style file markers and Illustrator Spectrum noir markers don't have a home and live in a shoe box along with the scrawlrbox stickers, paper that i didn't use and the little info sheet.

The only art material that these boxes have made me want to buy more of was the Chameleon pens, as I absolutely love them.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Scrawlrbox January 2018

January's Scrawlrbox dropped on the mat last week and here it is:

I am in two minds about this box, I like the Blackwing pencil and I like the Edding pen, the sketchbook is nice but the Magic Markers I feel are not going to work on the paper, or at least they are going to cause issues, not sure on the colours. Anyway as I said in a previous blog, I was super inspired by my new skull and I tried out this box straight away:

First off the Blackwing pencil is very dark and does not like being rubbed out at least not on this paper. The Markers worked as expected on this paper, scratchy and I had to put the print that came with the box between the sheets to stop it bleeding through on to the next sheet. I only used one pen as I couldn't really work out how I was going to add the blush colour into my drawing. Anyway I like the skull and it was a good test run of the art supplies. 

The prompt is Starlet so for the ScrawlrChallenge I am going to have to come up with something that fits, hmmmm.... 

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