Art materials do cost and this cost is considrable at least for those of us who paint and sketch everyday. The most costly of art materials are art papers whose prices increase without this reflecting to their quality. So the/any low budget high quality papers that can be worked with various media are more than […]
I have talked elsewhere about my tiny watercolour box that it is actually a modified old cigarette case. This box turned out to be the most convenient box for outdoor sketching as it is small, compact and super lightweight.
Large watercolour paintings can be quite tricky to photograph sometimes. The camera has to be of a very good quality, with very good lens that doesn’t distort the edges of the image, and good sensors that can catch accurately the colours of the painting, mounted on a tripod with a good light installation in order […]
Let me present you here how I modified my vintage metal Prang watercolour box. This was a box that was gifted to me among other Prang boxes. The metal box was the most promising one and so I took the decision to change it a bit. This box’s dimensions are 21,5 x 5x 1 cm […]
Last September I received as a gift a variety of Prang watercolour sets, sent to me straight from US. Prang watercolour sets are ( as far as I know) very popular school watercolour paints. They are not available though at European market and the sets that are retailed from European online stores are ridiculously expensively […]
According to this site: Chalk resist: Chalk resist is a thick paste made from powdered chalk mixed with water. This paste is brushed onto the desired areas of a sheet; once it is dry, the thick layer of chalk protects the underlying paper from wet watercolor washes. The chalk can be easily removed by counter-rolling […]
I have reviewed till now various sketchbooks but I want to make an honourable review to my Neochart sketchbook.
Time for my next review.. This time I’ll give a review for Strathmore 400 series Watercolour 300 gsm paper sketchbooks hardbound. I recently bought two of them in two different sizes. A4 portrait and A5 landscape.
It is the time to give my review on Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook.
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours have become quite popular among watercolourists and crafters so I was very curious to check myself what is going on with these watercolour sets.
I recently purchased a Strathmore 500 series Mixed Media 190 gsm vellum surface sketchbook and roll and below you can read my review about this particular paper.