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 →

The Creative Plan – Watercolour Pencils Review

As far as brand comparisons go there definitely seems to be a difference in quality with the higher priced ones as opposed to the student brand. But it also depends on how you plan to use them.  All the different brands I had were good and easy to use but if you wanted more watercolour-like... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Watercolour Pencils Day 4

Since I was a child I loved Greek myths and thought that whole world could give me enough scope to develop some ideas. It also gave me the chance to move away from more natural colours to the fantastical.  Earlier in the week I designed layouts for three pieces. Compared to the last exercise this... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Watercolour Pencils Day 3

Odilon Redon is probably not the most well known of European artists. He was/is grouped with the Symbolists who practiced art around the turn of the century. To put them into art history context they were a reaction against the Impressionists ideals and possibly laid down the blueprint for any succeeding movement that explored more... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Watercolour Pencils Day 2

The technique used on Day 1, where the base layer was made up of cross-hatching colour, was so effective and interesting I adjusted today’s exercise to involve more of the same. Layering – all colours at once (using Staedtler Karan Aquarelles) This drawing was about applying all the colours at once from light to dark. One... Continue Reading →

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