Slice has been gaining a lot of popularity in the colored pencil world lately, especially with pet portrait artists. The ceramic blades are a safer and innovative alternative to the traditional X-Acto brand knives that are commonly used for creating texture in animal fur and human hair. One of the many advantages of this tool … Continue reading Does Slice Make the Cut?
Every artist at one time or another experiences a bit of a creative rut. If your usual tricks don’t work to get your creative inspiration flowing again there’s a new app by Adobe that may help. Photoshop Camera is a recently released app for mobile and tablet users. This is one of many apps you … Continue reading Creative Concepts with Adobe Photoshop Camera
Derwent is fast becoming a popular choice amongst artists working in the colored pencil medium. With a history dating back to 1832 in Britain though they are not by any means new to the scene. The pencils are still manufactured in the UK today and with a very apparent and genuine commitment to hearing the … Continue reading Derwent Metallic Review
Cezanne by Creative Mark, previously known as P. Cezanne, is continuing to take on the colored pencil landscape with their newest line of watercolor pencils. I really enjoyed their traditional colored pencil line so it piqued my interest to see that they now have a watercolor pencil line. I'm a big fan of using watercolor … Continue reading Cezanne Watercolor Pencils Review
One of the most beloved brands in the colored pencil world is easily Faber-Castell. With a reputation dating back to 1761 in Stein, Germany, they are assuredly experts in their ability to craft a pencil worthy of the most discerning of artists. The company released the newest edition to their colored pencil collection, Goldfaber, in … Continue reading Goldfaber vs Polychromos
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