I have finally received my package of art supplies, I used a Christmas voucher to buy it but took ages to decide what to buy. So I thought I would share my little treasure trove of art goodies with you.
Not pictured here but one of my favourite supplies is my Lamy Safari Fountain pen. I have used it in my latest sketches and I am totally hooked. Finally a fine inky line and a pen that does not die on my harsher watercolour/printmaking paper that I made my journals out of. It will also go over coloured pencil, yippee! I can’t tell you how many fine liner pens I have massacred, they don’t last more than a couple of drawings in my journals and they are killed by all the wax in the coloured pencils. Plus there are different nibs and a whole world of inks. The people at Goulet Pens have the best site and great YouTube videos to truly entice you into the world of fountain pens, plus they give you lolly pops in each order! I am so easily bribed with food.
I also bought the new Derwent Graphitint pencils. They are coloured graphite and although the colour range is a little limited, they have lovely subtle colours and they are water soluble, so work in well with the Derwnet Inktense that I already have.
There is also some more Sennelier water colours to complete my set which I purchased before Christmas. They have honey in them so a very creamy. I don’t have much experience with water colours and this is the first set of professional paints I have bought, so not sure how they compare, but I am happy with them. I just need loads more practice to get proficient with them.
I also had to have some water soluble graphite that Anna Warren has been using (see here), so I bought a couple of sticks and a tin. I have not played with them yet but am looking forward to trying them out.