Tag Archives: pencils

A Ticket to Ride?


I came across the 2 coloured pencil drawings featured above while I was researching for an article that I’m writing for the UKCPS. What is interesting about them is that they are from the same area, but drawn some 20 … Continue reading

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WHY ARE ART MATERIALS SO EXPENSIVE? Part 3.


Aren’t art shops brilliant! Once you’ve got past the window display and entered the store you are confronted by an explosion of colour and shape. Objects of every size, trillions of coloured objects (pastels, pencils, paint pots etc.) sitting there … Continue reading

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BLACKLEAD PENCILS Part 4.


I prefer subjects that are enveloped in strong light and shadows for my blacklead pencil drawings and today’s post features three examples where shadows are dominant. TOP: A cottage near Perth in Tasmania’s North. MIDDLE: A farm-house at Upper Blessington. … Continue reading

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COLOURSOFT UPDATE 3.


My latest drawing is starting to take shape. It has been interesting working exclusively with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I find them rather chalky, but very easy to apply with good coverage. The pastel board that I am working on isn’t … Continue reading

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