Art Supply Haul! (Small One!)

Hello my lovelies. How are you all doing today. The weather where I’m at doesn’t know if it wants to be sunny, rain or snow. That is British weather for ya.

Welcome to a small ish art supply art. (I shoulda got those water brush pens!!) So might as well jump in with what I’m excited to use the most.

Winsor & Newton Ink Collection

I’m rather new to using Ink in my art works and had used it once or twice during the Inktober season for 2017. The inks are from Winsor & Newton a brand that I do love using. The water colour and acrylic paints they do are amazing. I’ll be taking part again this year too. I got these from Whsmith and nabbed the colours Purple, Orange and Gold. (The Gold was almost sold out!!) I love the cute little bottles they are in and still trying to decide how to use them. May use the gold for details and will defo be grabbing the white ink next time.

These are gonna be used for my wisp series that I’m slowly working on. Also going to be expertimenting with them to build up an understanding of them so I know how to get the best out of them. Can’t wait to build up more of a collection of these little cuties. They are just to adorable.

More supplies. Pens and Paint brushes.

The brushes are from Winsor & Newton with the cold blue handles. Love this colour combo. But I had actually got this brush set to use with my inks. Love that they are all small in size so great for little detail pieces or giving that little extra. Shall see how that goes and keep you all updated. The 4 piece pen set is by Faber Castell. A brand I haven’t really used before. But intend to try them out. Plan on using them for out lining work and creating more depth in some pieces to. One thing I wish I got was the water brush pens that I saw. They where on sale and I shoulda grabbed them while there. Been wanting to play with them for ages and didn’t bother getting them. They are on my list of supplies to get next time.

I got this haul from Whsmith in the Bluewater Shopping Centre. That place is insanely large. Not a fan of the sheer scale of the place. Mainly due to the amount of people but glad we got there very early.

Have you guys got any art supplies I should get next? Please do recommend them. Until next time my lovelies. Xxx

Royal & Langnickel Paint Brushes.

Recently I have been in a rather creative artie kinda mood. I’ll be honest, I ain’t the greatest artist or the most confident painter in the world but pratice makes perfect. But I did think it was a good idea to explain some of the tools of the trade, just like who a makeup artist has their brushes. So do we.

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These fantastic brushes are the ‘Royal & Langnickel’ set (just the green handel ones!!) Easy to use and keep clean, although mine are getting a little grubie. Ewwww.

They work brilliantly with all paints, and have so many different uses!! Just like makeup brushes. And are a great beginners kit if anyone wants to get started.

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Each one gets used differently, I haven’t used them all yet. Will have loads of fun with them when I do!! I had got these from college, but just checked if they can still be purchased. They can!!! At a reasonable price too!! I wouldn’t really recommend for small watercolour pieces or super detailed pieces. But with arcylic anyday and maybe gooashe.

They are alot better for the block colour (had another set at college!) Then go in with other brushes or pencils for detailing. A cleaning tip for anyone who doesn’t know, wash your brushes (like these do!!) in warm soapy water and then dab off gently. And never leave brushes in water, brush side down. You will damage the hairs.

Hope you enjoyed. Xx

System 3 Acrylic Paints

Hello fellow art lovers and doodling fanatics. We all have our comfort zones when it comes to drawing. Whether it be your favourite charcoal, or that trustie fine point pen that you would feel lost without. We all have that, but we also have things that are compelety out of our comfort zone.
And mine……is paint. Give me a pencil and ill be drawing all day, but give me paint and I wont be very comfortable. Simply because it’s not my strength bit I love trying new things.

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These are gorgeous ‘System 3’ Acrylic paints, which I got when I did go to college. And I have re-purchased these several times. Normally I hate paints with a passion, however I do have to admit that these paints are brilliant. The colour, the blendability, the sheer finish that they give is honestly brilliant. A massive bonus is that I can go on top of them with pencil too add depth where needed.
My only problem (and a warning to all of you) don’t get acrylic paint on your clothes, because it will dye. It’s a nightmare to get off too!!!!
Do you have a love/hate relationship with any art material?? Xx