The Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

This was not so much an exercise in watercolour usage but in colour exploration. It’s something I keep trying to push myself to be brave about and go all out. My taste is very conservative and using multiple colours in one design is not an instinctive thing for me.   So when you get lost... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Cakes Playing around with watercolours has opened my eyes up to how much fun they can be. The way the colours move and bleed into each other is wonderful. It's a great way to allow yourself to be expressive and free. The challenge is how to manipulate it so that it works for you while... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

The aim of this exercise wasn’t so much about creating nice backgrounds like how to do a beautiful sunset but painting fantastical or imaginary settings. I guess, this was a way of getting myself out of using watercolours in a more traditional or assumed manner. So much of my use has been on location where... Continue Reading →

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 →

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