Friday, 19 June 2009

Adding charcoal and watersoluble sketching pencils

Art journal ideas4 - give away

Adding Derwent charcoal pencils and watersoluble sketching pencils. I use these pencils alot when adding shadows.

Derwent watersoluble sketching pencils
These pencils have are great both to wet and dry sketching. Water make them ideal for washes. You get three pencils in the wash strengths HB light wash, 4B medium wash and 8B dark wash.

Derwent charcoal pencils
I prefer home made charcoal sticks but these are great when you are bringing then with you, no mess in your bag. The pencils gives you good control they apply evenly. Natural charcoal particles are mixed with clays to produce a rich, smoothly textured pencil with all the character of traditional charcoal. You get two charcoal pencils in medium and dark grades.

I am looking for ideas and props to my art journal box. Do you have one? Share as many as you like. You need to go to this blog post to share your idea and to enter the give away.

Prop box up date. I have finally decided what to do with the box. I am adding words that represent me and things that is important to me. I have some lovely vintage paper that I am adding colour to and collaging on there too.

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