Only recently did I discover that there’s a difference in pencil extenders. I’ve used two different kinds, but being able to compare them helped me realize what to look for when buying a pencil extender. I found out that extenders are not all made the same way, even if they all have the same purpose. So if you are going to buy extenders, you might want to consider what to look for.
I’m on a limited budget. I don’t have the luxury of a subscription service so that I can receive a surprise box of art supplies every month. But I like to try new products. Read on to find out what’s in my January Pencil Package!
I like to use a grid when I’m drawing from a complex photo reference. I also think it would be handy to have available when I’m sketching en plein air. So today I’ll show you how I made a 5×7 and an 8×10 inch gridded artist’s viewfinder.
Hello world! Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2018? The older I get, the faster it goes…I never believed that when I was younger but now I see it’s really true. I have a lot of good memories of 2018, so I thought I’d share a handful of them, even though they aren’t related to making art.
One of the things I really like about this book is that I haven’t needed to do any blending, although I’ve burnished with a colored pencil on some of the studies to make the finished piece appear smoother. It’s nice to be able to use just the pencils to produce the results.