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I ordered a bunch of my favourite felt tip brush pens and they arrived super quick!

– so I thought I’d share with you my love of the Kuretake disposable brush pen.

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Multiple light layers are better technique for coloured pencils than pushing harder to make them darker. Also, don’t drop them. Ever.

I’m a big fan of Daniel Smith specialty colours like Moonglow and Rose of Ultra – but I’d rather know what goes into these paints since they are mixed pigment tubes. So I tested to see if I could mix them myself.

Sometimes you want a beautiful smooth wash of colour.

Other times though, you want a textured, variegated, scrubbily wash filled with nooks and crannies.

Knowing your pigments can help with that.

So begins a small excursion into colour charts and comparisons and pigments and lightfastness and composition and other lovely stuff associated with paints and painting.

We look specifically at Holbein Irodori colours and random Daniel Smith colours – the random being it caught my eye and I wanted to see what it looked like.

Screen filler and drawing fluid is a way for you to get handmade, calligraphic, natural, organic strokes in the screen printing process.

Blow masking fluid! It’s limited to bush and tree shapes – but still a cool tool for the water media toolbox.