This review as you can see is of the new Faber Castell Goldfaber colored pencils. I had a lot of fun with these pencils and put them through their paces, I was really surprised at just how well they performed given that they are a student grade pencil. I know that they are Faber Castell and Faber Castell always produce high quality products, but I was taken back by how nice they performed.
In the light of Derwent releasing in July of this year their much anticipated Derwent Lightfast colored pencils, I have decided to create this botanical piece using the amazing Derwent ProColour along with the Derwent Black And White range on my favourite paper of all time the Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate
This is just a very simple drawing I have done using the Stabilo Original Colored Pencils as a way of demonstrating how bright and vibrant the colors are. I absolutely loved using the Stabilo Original pencils and think they are such an underrated pencil, hopefully this review will boost the profile of them a little bit.
As much as I love dabbling with watercolors, I am not quite there yet with them, certainly not at the standard I am with alcohol markers and colored pencils, however my favourite thing to paint is botanical art.
I recently received the full set of Aqua Markers from Spectrum Noir, I decided to try two paintings, one was a botanical piece which I love doing with watercolor, or rather its all I can do and the other was this Spirited Away image from the popular Anime.
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 picked them up wrong.
I wanted to draw something for Halloween and so thanks to my eldest daughter who is a massive Tim Burton fan, she came up with the idea to draw The Corpse Bride.
As a way of trying to keep everything under one roof so to speak, in this section I have embedded all the speed drawings I have done here, it is just another easy access way of getting to the various content I am trying to add onto the site.
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.
I was incredibly fortunate to have been sent some excellent markers, artliners and colored pencils from Spectrum Noir. I have completed a few different bits of art using Spectrum Noir supplies, however, this was the very first speed drawing I completed with them.
I am going to try an do more speed drawings and so as I complete a new drawing, I thought it would be perhaps beneficial to have a single page dedicated to them on The Art Gear Guide. I hope that this will make it easier for you guys to locate a particular speed drawing or simply just browse at you leisure.