Wishlist: Faber-Castell Polychromes Pencils

Photo by Dominika of  ilojleen

Once again, another art product has me drooling and wanting to try it! In comes the Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils. I have tried Faber-Castell PIT pens as well as graphite pencils and I do enjoy using their products, but the one that steals the show seems to be their colored pencils. This art tool has been recommended by many of my favorite artists on YouTube like Jacquelin de Leon and Alisa Vysochina, among countless others. I have owned their competitor's brand Prismacolor Premiere and I honestly don't see that much of a difference between that and Crayola for what I use them for. I really would like to try some for the finishing looks of my watercolor pieces, and just to take my drawing to the next level.

#Inktober2017 Week 2: What I've Learned (So Far)

Day 08 (Inktober 2017 Art Challenge)

Happy Monday, everyone!

It is time for another update on my #Inktober2017 progress. I am so proud of myself for hanging in there and totally kicking butt with this art challenge. It is very rare that I get this big of an accomplished feeling when it comes to my artwork, because I am too critical of myself and my work. I am happy about this challenge and so glad that I have been giving it my very best effort. Here are my pieces for Week 2: Day 8 - 14.

#Inktober2017 Art Challenge & Week #1

I am so glad it is nearing the weekend! All I can think about is how I will have at least an entire day to devote to drawing, painting, and simply enjoying some peace and quiet.

The month of October has kicked off and have slowly, but surely, prepared myself for the month long challenge of Inktober. This will be my second year attempting this 31 day art challenge. Last year, I wasn't successful at all. In fact, I was just getting in the swing of doing traditional art again so I was all over the place and only lasted (maybe) 7 days. This year, I have a renewed vigor and much more experience. I've learned to pace myself and take my time, to have good results. I've learned to plan ahead and research for inspiration. I've also learned more about my materials: what I like and do not like. This has been Week 1 of the challenge and I have never been so proud of myself!

Art Jealousy?

I recently rediscovered the artist, Alisa Vysochina (Alisa Draws) on YouTube. I took a liking to her art style last year when I first jumped into my journey of learning to create with watercolors. Since then, I've decided to take a closer look at what she speaks about in her videos; not just her work. This video, Hardcore Art Jealousy really stuck with me and I wanted to make a post about it!

Art trading with Mara

This cutie is for sale in the shop!

Happy Friday, creatives!

It has been another stressful week, but I am glad it is over and I welcome the weekend with open arms! Today, on Instagram, I announced my desire for art trading with artists who've came across my work on Instagram. I gain so much inspiration by following other artists who are interested in the same subject matter and mediums as I am. Unfortunately, the artist life can be quite..broke! The next best thing is to trade artwork! In doing so, I can share a piece of myself with another artist and grow my art collection. I hope others have came across my PSA and would like to participate with me for the month of October.

In doing that, I am also offering a Halloween Special on both commissioned work and Ready to Ship artwork. Head to the Shop page for more details and to take a peek at the spooky cuties listed for sale.