Here I publish my reviews. I write about particular media for professional drawing and painting.
Read the posts, if you are in doubt whether this or that product (a paint set, an easel etc.) is worth buying or not.
If I had to choose the only type of rubbers, I would prefer kneaded erasers. But would that be ones from Maped?
I like to use dry drawing materials in the form of pencils. Maybe, you’ve read my recent post about Koh-I-Noor sanguine, sepia, charcoal and white chalk cored in wood. Today I want to tell you what I think of Gioconda dry pastel.
Inspired by russet autumn colors, I’ve tried my hand at drawing with Koh-I-Noor sepia and sanguine. Since my paper was toned, I also bought charcoal and white chalk. All the media were in the form of pencils.
In the last few years, I mostly use graphite pencils Faber-Castell. It isn’t just a matter of habit. They do have many advantages.
Detailed corrections – for, example, highlighting the glimmer of an eye in a portrait or smoothing out the edge of a distant wood in a landscape – can be crucial.
There are old Russian plants manufacturing high-quality paints. One of them is APP Nevskaya palitra. The watercolors Sonnet, which the company produces, became a great addition to my toolkit.
I usually paint with watercolors, and my main item of expenditure is paper. Last week I bought a relatively cheap spiral pad to try out, and it turned out to be amazing for its price. The pad was manufactured by the company SM.LT, I’d never even heard of.
Watercolor pencils let you combine drawing with painting: they have water-soluble colored binders. The art medium is equally good for dry-on-dry sketching and wet-on-wet techniques.