My Favourite Art Supplies: To Conté or Not To Conté?

Conté à Paris Pastel Pencils with 24 Assorted Colors & Conté à Paris The Sketching Box with Assorted Pencils: The Review: Conte is a strange material to use. Well, it is for me. It can come off as scratchy and hard to control if you wish to have only crisp lines. It tends to crumble … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: To Conté or Not To Conté?

My Favourite Art Supplies: Permanent Colors – Sharpies!

Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, 12 Colored Markers:    The Review: The colors are always pure and vibrant. They will bleed through most papers, unless quite thick. The colors can be blended with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab. Sharpies are the most basic drawing tool for every artist and doodler! The black of … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Permanent Colors – Sharpies!

My Favourite Art Supplies: The Ubiquitous Tool – A Sharpie

Sharpie FINE POINT Marker Permanent:  The Review: The most basic tool for every artist and doodler! The black of a standard Sharpie has it’s very own beauty. The more one uses it, the more one learns how to play with the sharp point and to vary the line… if you are comfortable mangling the tip … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: The Ubiquitous Tool – A Sharpie

My Favourite Art Supplies: The Best Drawing Pen Ever!

Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen: The Review: This has become my favorite drawing tool. Giving the ability to practice techniques used in watercolor, calligraphy, ink brushing. I’m now able to make remarkably fine lines to very thick ones. It is also amazing for shading and texturing. I love these pens! I’ve been able to practice … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: The Best Drawing Pen Ever!

My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

Crayola 96 Crayons: The Review: Wax crayons are versatile if you allow yourself to try them. You can blend colors and tones, and with a little practice, make lines as fine and crisp as you like. Using them on textured papers enhances the layers of the to work. The light that lives in the crevices … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

My Favourite Art Supplies: The Best Sketchbook Ever!

Moleskine Sketchbook: The Review: You may think I’ve succumbed to Moleskine’s marketing hype and that is why I pay the higher price for these watercolor paper notebooks. You could be right, but… You might think I’m overly impressed that this type of sketchbook has been used by such artists as Van Gogh, Picasso, & Hemingway. … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: The Best Sketchbook Ever!

My Favourite Art Supplies: Finding that Good Printer

Canon PIXMA MX492 Inkjet Printer: The Review: For me, this has been the easiest to use for cleaning and cartridge replacement. It works reasonably well with recycled inks and the wireless is easy to set-up. The Canon has worked best for me on ink usage. With replacement cartridges in the $50 range. Shop around, as … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Finding that Good Printer

My Favourite Art Supplies: A Camera Brand You Can Trust

 Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR: The Review: My first DSLR camera was the EOS Rebel T3. It takes nice pictures but was hard to master the shutter speeds and the time delay from flash to shot. I found it wasn’t the best for portraits or close ups on the artwork, as the focus was hard … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: A Camera Brand You Can Trust

My Favourite Art Supplies: My Favourite Laptop for Creativity and More

Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop: The Review: As the commercial says, I’m a Mac, not a PC. It’s a matter of choice and I choose the plug-and-play simplicity of a Mac. I can’t say I have ever had any major frustrations with my Macs, as I had when I was on PCs. Personally, I couldn’t … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: My Favourite Laptop for Creativity and More

My Favourite Art Supplies: The Best Photo Editing Program

Photoshop for Mac:  The Review: You could use the free “ MAC Photos” program or Picassa and possibly get the same results, but Photoshop offers you the flexibility of presenting yourself as a pro photographer, like no other program. There are more filters and possibilities to make micro-adjustments. It’s an all-inclusive program so you won’t … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: The Best Photo Editing Program