Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

This exercise was focussing on using watercolours in an expressive way. What immediately comes to mind when hearing the word “expressive” and “painting” is using bright, fluorescent-like colours or splattering and throwing paint in a very random, uninhibited manner. I’m not the biggest fan of splashing paint around, particularly if there is no intent to... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

I’ve never taken any lessons in watercolours possibly because I’ve only ever used them to add colour to a drawing, but to get the most out of this project, like all my past activities, I have to respect the way they would be traditionally used.  My selection of artists ranged from the big guns like... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Some people find watercolours a struggle to use as they require a lot of control, but my challenge is going to be involve working out what makes watercolours distinctive from other mediums like gouache.  Part of my watercolour stash When I was a graphic design student we were exposed to all types of materials but... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums review

Overall impression of both Admittedly when I added this medium to my Creative Plan I wasn’t very serious about them. My belief was that if any good was to come from them it was solely to help me loosen up and have some fun. The multicolour pencils impressed me so much that I extended the... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums

Crayola Twistables Fun Effects A friend introduced me to Crayola’s Twistables and in particular Fun Effects. Twistables have been aroud since the 80s but this set has multi-coloured crayons or “Rainbow” crayons. They also ran quite smoothly across the paper too which I don’t remember the crayons of my childhood being so accommodating. As they... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums

Although usually pigeon-holed as a kid’s toys I thought it would be fun to include these tools in my Creative Plan. I have played around with them on occasion in the past but never seriously. Multicolour pencils These were not so easy to find however. When you’re not interested in them they’re everywhere, but the... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Inktense Pencils review

OVERVIEW It's taken me so long to wind up this project that I feel a bit disengaged from it, like I haven't given them a proper trial. As it is a medium I do have previous experience with I did cut out some techniques I would've normally tested with other materials. I do love Inktense,... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Inktense Pencils

Like always once that Christmas period hits my timetable goes right out the window. I’m not sure why, my summer breaks are usually very low key affairs. However, there were changes with work that I had to prioritise, then catching up with family and friends, not to mention Chinese New Year came quickly after that.... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Inktense Pencils Day 1

This is a product I’m already familiar with and love them to bits. As the name implies they are intense in colour as well as coverage. The first set I bought was over seven years ago and I remember the reviews weren’t particularly great. There seemed to be a defensive reaction to the colours they... Continue Reading →

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