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
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?
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
I get a lot of similar questions asked about my process and I thought it would be great to start sharing them here on my blog! Here is installment number one: What size do you like to work at and why? The short answer to this question is 11x14 inches, but short answers don’t make … Continue reading Artist Q&A: Preferred Artwork Size