PanPastel Botanical Art

I was fortunate enough to have been sent a set of these amazing PanPastels, after a very short while of using them and experimenting, it was clear to me why so many artists across all genres are raving about PanPastels.

Arteza Brush Pens Botanical Art

I was sent these wonderful brush pens from Arteza a while ago now for review and with the pens I decided to try a botanical piece. The images below have been taken at various stages of completion of the drawing / painting, from start to completion. 

Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit

I was so honoured and excited to receive a set of the Derwent Lightfast Coloured Pencils in advance, quite a bit before their official release date. With the pencils I decided as this was quite a momentous occasion for Derwent, I would try to create a piece of art with meaning to the company and in essence the pencils. 

Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencil Art

As I have mentioned in my review of the Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils and my YouTube Review I have been so excited about getting my hands on these pencils and trying them out as well as reviewing them. I personally feel that any pastel artist can get excellent result with these pencils. 

Thanos Marvel Infinity War

This was one of the first drawings that I used almost every art supply I had at my disposal. Normally when I am dong a drawing, I am doing it with a particular company in mind to coincide with a review I may have already done or be in the process of doing and so I use just that companies products.

Arteza Colored Pencils Pomegranate Botanical Piece

I was incredibly surprised at just how amazing these Arteza Colored Pencils turned out. Taking into consideration their very inexpensive price point, not a lot was expected in terms of pigment quality or lightfast ability, once again however, I am happy to report I got it wrong.

Koh-I-Noor Pastel Painting

The Koh-I-Noor Extra Soft Pastel are cylinders of buttery gems, when you remove the sleeve from the box and remove the box lid, you are greeted with a spectrum of brilliant color gently nestled in between black foam slots to protect their delicate composition. 

Botanical Colored Pencil Art Derwent ProColour

Since the announcement of these new pencils from Derwent, there has been a lot of worry that Derwent are doing away with a pencil line in order to make way for the new range, I can tell you now with good authority that this is absolutely not the case. The new Derwent Lightfast are simply an addition to an already amazing range of pencils to fulfil any artists thirst for creativity. 

Iron Man Marvel

Caran d'Ache have been running a competition over the past week or so asking for artists to draw an original superhero. At first the instructions of the competition were a bit unclear, at least I pick them up wrong.

Lest We Forget

As a result of my career, I always get quite sentimental around this time of year, remembering lost friends and so I wanted to try and paint something with a beautiful set of Unison Pastels I have had for some time now.

Caran d'Ache Pablo Apple Drawing

I absolutely love looking at botanical art, especially colored pencil and watercolor art in this genre, so I decided to give it a go for the very first time. Ordinarily if I was going to do a piece like this I would have recorded it for a speed drawing and I would have used my special paper, the Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate, however, I wasn't very confident and was quite cautious. 

SpongeBob SquarePants

I know, I know, I know, what is a forty something year old bloke doing drawing SpongeBob SquarePants. Well, I have just done a video talking about Art and Depression, which I hope to edit and upload soon, but in that video I talk about the importance of color in the healing process.


A while ago, I was fortunate enough to have been sent some of Spectrum Noir's Illustrator and Graphic Markers. At the time, there were very little reds in the sets I had been sent and I commented about this in my review, not long later, I was very lucky to be sent a couple of sets containing beautiful shades of red.

Black Panther Marvel

As always, even though I have done the speed drawing, I have taken images of the art work at various stages, so that you get a chance to see the process. The drawing was completed using StyleFile Markers on Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate, my favourite paper. I also used Caran d'Ache Luminance and Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils for detail. 

DC The Flash And Zoom

I love combining marker and colored pencil mediums, the markers allow for a rich underpainting with the ability to deliver soft gradient and remarkable flesh tones. The colored pencil then allows you to achieve the detail required to make the drawing as life like or as close to the original as possible.