Time-Lapse Stamp Sketch

A time-lapse video of a stamp sketch with colour pencil.  This was very challenging working on a small scale.  It was very difficult to get fine detail.  This could definitely benefit from some very fine black ink. I lost my whites, so added white gel pen to regain them.  Thirty  minutes in real time.

Beautiful Colour Pencil Paintings

The surprising effects you can get

If you thought watercolour was a misunderstood media, then colour pencil gets even less air-time in art circles.  Let’s look at the amazing ways colour pencil can be used with a more painterly effect, that takes what would be considered a drawing into a painting, with rich pigmentation, blending and photo-realistic results.

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper Pad, 9 by 12-Inch, 20 Sheets

Polychromos 120 Pencil Metal Tin Set Amazon

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils Australia

Clairefontaine Pastelmat in Australia

Art Spectrum Colourfix pastel papers Australia is similar to Pastelmat


The Humble Graphite Pencil

Making your graphite sketches pop

The humble graphite pencil has been relegated to primary school use, mathematical problem solving and outlining drawings.  However, it is a beautiful medium to sketch with.  You have a choice of many grades of hardness and a with few tricks of the trade, you can make gorgeous monotone sketches.

Join me in this video as I walk you through some simple examples of using graphite pencil to create the illusion of 3-dimensional objects.  It’s easy and you can find all the tools you need in your home already.