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Tools: My First Schminke Palette

Getting new paints, for an artist, is like being 5-years-old on Christmas morning. It is THAT exciting. You unwrap the paints, ooh and aah, play with each one, and discover everything you can do with each color! My disappointment in … Continue reading

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Tools: Viviva Colorsheets and Hello Inktober

Viviva is a new watercolor “sheet” out of India. I bought them through their Indiegogo campaign. Watercolor sheets are meant to travel with a waterbrush, so that you simply touch the wet brush to the colored paper and the color … Continue reading

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Tools: Brush Pens

I don’t sketch with brush pens often, because I like a juicy wash and/or pen and ink — BUT I do occasionally, and so, here is my take on them. They are great on the go for quick sketches, thinking … Continue reading

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Tools: Hand•Book Journal Trav•e•logue series Review

Sketchers whose work I admire love the Hand•Book Journal Trav•e•logue series… A few hate it.  I’m many pages in as I took it on our trip to So Cal, So think I can safely review it now… Okay, how can … Continue reading

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Tools: Favorite Fountain Pens

NOTE: UPDATED 1/2018!With Inktober arriving in a week, pens are an appropriate tool to review! (BTW, yes I am doing the challenge — I love it — but I don’t use the prompts.  I just draw every day in ink!) … Continue reading

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Tools: Travel Palettes (and a Review of Prima Watercolor Confections)

I’m happy with my travel case from Sennelier. I recently cleaned it and changed out two colors. There is one little thing: It doesn’t fit into my small purse. I know, artists are always fussing, right?  But it is about … Continue reading

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Tools: Pentalic Aqua Journal Failure

Update, before you read: Out of the blue Pentalic responded to a letter from ages ago.  They worked on the books and felt the problem was solved. They comped me two books. I told them they should’ve said that they … Continue reading

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