Winsor & Newton is a brand with a long-standing reputation for excellence dating back to its humble beginnings in 1832. That said, this reputation was built on watercolor not colored pencils. On a recent trip to my local Michaels, I noticed that Winsor & Newton had joined the colored pencil game. Already familiar with their … Continue reading Winsor & Newton Colored Pencils
Hey Everyone! If you've been following my blog for a while you know that this is not a new post, but it is one of my most popular ones. Originally appearing here in April of 2017, it became very clear to me that the Lyra Rembrandt brand was one that many artists wanted to know … Continue reading Lyra vs Prismacolor
You may not have heard of the word before but whether or not a particular brand is lightfast or not, is a hot topic in the colored pencil world. This singular quality has enough power right now, to, in some cases, be the ultimate deciding factor in whether or not someone purchases a certain brand … Continue reading Does Lightfast Really Matter?
One of the misconceptions I see with a lot of new users is that "Instagram fame" is somehow easier to achieve than it is. They think, "okay my content is great, I'm using relevant hashtags, I'm posting often (but not too often), I'm engaging with other users.....why is my follower and like count still so … Continue reading Instagram Fame Might Not Be For You
I firmly believe that cost shouldn’t be a factor that stops you from trying a medium or creating art. One of the things I’m really passionate about it trying out brands outside of what I’m going to refer to as the “Big Three” colored pencil brands. If you aren't familiar this is typically Prismacolor Premier, … Continue reading Cezanne vs Prismacolor
One of the common misconceptions artists face is that whatever medium they create in must be something that comes easy to them and that’s why they are so good at it. For a percentage of the population of artists, this may be true in that they’ve chosen painting over say sculpting because they found they … Continue reading Misconceptions: Art Comes Easy to Artists