The Best Materials for Sketching – All My Favorite Sketching Supplies

best sketching materialsStart sketching everyday with my list of favorite art supplies for sketching. I tell you my favorite graphite, charcoal, and carbon pencils. I also show you my favorite drawing pens and other water soluble media such as water-soluble graphite. This is a loaded video. I also go over erasers, smudging tools, and sharpeners. You don’t want to miss this video. Continue reading “The Best Materials for Sketching – All My Favorite Sketching Supplies”

How to use Jacquard Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments with Colored Pencil

mixed media and pearl ex powdersI just learned how to use Jacquard Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments with colored pencils. They are non-toxic and colorfast. They can add a touch of shimmer to your art projects. I also show you my favorite way to get brilliant white highlights. Continue reading “How to use Jacquard Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments with Colored Pencil”

How to Edit Your Reference Photos in PicMonkey Part I

PicMonkey is a great photo-editing website that you can use to manipulate your reference photos before you print them out to draw. You can adjust color, light, crop, and add a blurry background. Continue reading “How to Edit Your Reference Photos in PicMonkey Part I”

How to Apply Golden Pastel Grounds to Canvas

When I use colored pencils on canvas I like to prime my canvas with Golden Pastel Grounds so that it’s easier to draw on. In this quick demo I show you how I apply Golden Pastel Grounds to canvas with a sponge brush. Make sure to dilute the grounds with 20% to 40% water. Continue reading “How to Apply Golden Pastel Grounds to Canvas”

Intro to the Icarus Board – Blending with Heat

Succulent IIn this video, I show you how I use the Icarus board to blend colored pencils with ease. The Icarus board is a heated board designed to work with colored pencils. It allows you to use less pressure to beautifully blend colored pencils, almost like paint.  Continue reading “Intro to the Icarus Board – Blending with Heat”

Organizing Your Colored Pencil Drawing Space (Video)

colored pencil organizationThis is a quick video where I show you how I set up my drawing space when I start a new colored pencil project. How do you set up your colored pencil drawing space? Is it similar or completely different? Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!  Continue reading “Organizing Your Colored Pencil Drawing Space (Video)”