The new SketchBox came yesterday. Looks like a pretty good one and I'm anxious to see what my daughter does with it. This month included:
General's Kimberly Watercolor pencils ($12.95): This month is all about watercolor pencils! Draw and paint at the same time with these unique water-soluble colored pencils. We found this set to have rich blendable colors. Try blending color with your new derwent brush or draw directly into washes. You can dip the pencils into water for intense color, or make your own "dry pencil palette" by sketching and then lifting color with the same water brush.
Derwent Graphic H2O Brush ($7.99): This waterbrush is ideal for plein-air painting. It features a leak-proof design and is easy to clean with a simple squeeze of the barrel to flush out the tip. It can be refilled with water or ink (like the ink from your march box) for use as a brush pen. The synthetic nylon brush head can hold 10ml of fluid.
Stabilo point 88 -- Turquoise and Black ($0.95 each): The .4 mm pens feature water-based ink in vibrant colors, formulated to sustain a long cap-off time. The long-wearing tip is encased in metal to extend the pen's life and make it suitable for use with rulers which makes it pair well with an upcoming month...
Faber-Castell Art Grip Watercolor Pencils ($1.91 each): To balance out your kimberly set and to give you another basis for comparison we included 3 art grip watercolor pencils by Faber-Castell. We found these pencils to have heavy color and lay down great on already wet paper.
And this month's inspiration piece is by Jill Tuttle, who says:
Life can be busy and complicated. My artwork celebrates the intricate, beautiful, and precious moments in life; when you slow down to enjoy each moment. I am originally from Nova Scotia and now live in Alberta, working as a High School Creative Arts teacher; my dream job. My goal as an educator is to instill a passion in my students to live creative lives. I model this lifestyle through my own artwork, photography and Bollywood dance! I am best known for my detailed drawings and paintings on wood panels. I use subject matter such ornate Victorian furniture, combined with images pulled from nature such as butterflies, birds, flowers and foliage. I usually combine my slow and deliberate cross-hatching pen marks with the addition of colorful watercolor or acrylic paint. I am so excited about the direction my recent work has taken, and look forward everyday to my next artistic endeavor!
For more of Jill's work check out: