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Category Archives: Product Reviews

New Pen and Ink Supplies

A friend gave me a $40 giftcard at Michael’s for my birthday, and I found a 40% off entire purchase coupon, which allowed me to get a lot for my money. I got a set of four sepia Micron pens, a set of three black Copic pens, some colored pencils and a pad of pen […]

Upgrades and useful items.

I got myself a few early birthday presents recently, which are all useful things as well. I am not a big shopper, but I do like purchasing items that will improve my life. Last year I bought a down comforter and now I’ve made my bed perfect with a wool blanket. They are pricy, but […]

Golden demo

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a hands-on product demo of Golden acrylic products with instructor Adria Arch who is a member of the GOLDEN Working Artist Program. CPSA District Chapter 112 had arranged for this event and this is the first time I have attended anything organized by the chapter. I am […]

New Workspace

After over a year of using my kitchen table as a desk, I have finally gotten my act together. Rather than go with a drafting table, I opted for a regular desk because I prefer to work on a flat surface and I wanted it to fit in with the look of the room. I […]

New Pen: Pelikan Techno-Liner

I tried out a new pen this morning, the Pelikan Techno-Liner. I used the 0.1 size, which is a nice super fine line. I only bought one pen because I wanted to test it out, but I think I will be buying more next time I buy art supplies. I think this will be a […]

Elba Mountainside

Another small painting from Google Street View in Elba, this time experimenting with my new Derwent Coloursoft colored pencils. I like the soft feel of these pencils and they come in a lot of natural looking colors, but I have trouble distinguishing different colors from one another. I tend to draw with a ton of […]

Ink Sketching in Moleskine Cahiers

Some ten minute sketches of a belt that fell off a sweatshirt of mine. My Noodler’s pen and bulletproof black ink seem to work well in my Moleskine cahiers. The ink dries quickly without feathering or smudging and the pen slides over the surface of the paper. I may actually find myself filling these books […]

My Thoughts on Noodler’s Inks

As promised in my last post, here are my thoughts on the Noodler’s Inks that I recently purchased. I bought the Lexington Gray and the Bulletproof Black, both of which claim to be waterproof. Here are my conclusions: I really love the Lexington Gray and think that this will be the main ink that I’m […]

I Jumped on the Noodler’s Flex Nib Bandwagon

A few weeks ago I ordered the Noodler’s Flex Nib pen after reading a number of reviews online (see reviews from Nina Johansson, Cathy Johnson, and Roz Stendahl). I actually ordered two pens, in Lapis Inferno and Vulcan’s Coral, mainly because I wanted to be able to use two different colored inks. Also, so many people […]

New Sketchbook!

I feel really good to be making progress after such a long time doing nothing. I’ve still been working on Every Day in May, having only skipped two days because the topics weren’t something I had access to (and I didn’t feel like drawing from a photo). One benefit of this project is that I’ve […]