Children’s crayons vs Artists crayons

Children’s crayons vs Artists crayons

Crayons or coloured pencils …children vs artists We have recently written about pencils in a number of articles. Today we are answering the question (which someone kindly sent to us) about the differences between crayons / pencils bought for children and those...
Pencil Sketching

Pencil Sketching

Possibly the most portable medium Pencil sketching is great fun and you don’t need much to get started, if you carry a sketch book with you all the time you can practice your sketching techniques when you get a few minutes free. All you need is a range of  graphite...
Polychromos coloured pencils

Polychromos coloured pencils

Using coloured pencils is enjoyable. To someone who paints it can feel like a completely different skill set and trying out different sets / manufacturers of the pencils is exciting. Here Jane uses the Polychromos coloured pencils from Faber-Castell. The Faber-Castell...
Charcoal drawing

Charcoal drawing

Different types of charcoal Jane tells us of the different types of charcoal that are available. This image shows the most readily available. Left; Willow Charcoal Sticks Thin £3.40 per box Medium £4.80 per box Right; Compressed Charcoal £4.99 per box Bottom; Charcoal...
Life drawing

Life drawing

Life drawing is a great way to draw the human body in any of its various shapes and positions using any media. There are different degrees of representation that may range from highly detailed, anatomically correct to loose and expressive sketches. Equipment...

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