• Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – December 2022

    Contents Sennelier Aqua Mini Watercolor Set The  roots of Sennelier watercolors are to be found in the Impressionist  school. At that time, painters drew their inspiration from nature and  set out to reproduce natural light. Watercolor technique offered  spontaneity, lightness of touch, fluidity and transparency allowing a  quick translation of a particular light, vibration or shape. Paul  Cézanne, for instance, produced forty or so watercolors of the Mont Sainte Victoire in Provence. Earlier on in England and on the Normandy  coast in France, William Turner had turned painting in watercolors as an  art form in its own right and had even managed to produce genuine masterpieces. Since then watercolors have become an established part of  the history of painting. Artists love them because of their radiance and  their spontaneity. It is such a pleasure when the painter plays with  the light of the paper and the brightness of fleeting, intense…

  • Work in Progress

    Painting process – Epic horse scene

    For those who forgot about me: HI! 😀 For those who were wondering if I’m alive – yes, I’m alive and kicking! Well, barely kicking but very much alive 🙂 My new job takes a lot of my time but it’s incredibly fun and I feel very privileged to be able to work in the AAA gaming industry! I have to organise myself better though to get some time somehow and, what’s more important, ENERGY, to paint more. In the meantime, I’d like to share with you the process of painting my latest acrylic commission – an epic horse scene!

  • Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – November 2022

    Contents Cretacolor Metallic Pencils (x4) These highly pigmented, brilliant color, artist quality pencils offer a soft, rich, creamy and slightly waxy stroke. The extra-thick 6.4mm core offers ample useable color and the 11mm hexagonal wood casing gives comfort to grip. All colors blend and layer easily. They are opaque and provide great coverage, allowing for both fine and broad lines. The lead has also been glued to the casing to prevent breakage. The pencils feature a transparent lacquer except for the 3/4″ tip that conveniently indicates the true color of the pencil. LW’s note: I used to have similar pencils when I was a kid and they weren’t anything special, I think they were mostly cool-looking gimmicks. For that reason, I wasn’t particularly excited about the Cretacolor pencils but I was curious about what they can actually do when given a fair try. MSRP: $12.32. I didn’t find the separate…

  • Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – October 2022

    Contents Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Ink (Lemon Yellow, Process Magenta, Process Cyan, Sepia, and Emerald Green) Daler-Rowney FW Ink is an acrylic pigment-based, water-resistant ink with a high degree of lightfastness and intermixability. FW Acrylic Inks can be used straight out of the dropper, or diluted to achieve the most subtle of tones, very similar in character to watercolor. Such washes will dry to a water-resistant film on virtually all surfaces (please prepare your surface and test on a small area in advance) and successive layers of color can be laid over. FW inks can be applied using traditional brushes, but also work well through airbrushes, technical pens, and paint markers making them ideal for producing technical illustrations and finely worked drawings. The expressive fluidity of acrylic inks is suitable for use by fine artists,  illustrators, graphic designers, calligraphers, decorative artists and hobbyists. LW’s note: The ink bottles are surprisingly big,…

  • Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – August 2022 | Part 2

    This is part 2 of my August 2022 Paletteful Packs blog post (it was getting too long, so I had to split it into two parts). Below you can read about my thoughts on the supplies from the August 2022 pack and you can also check what I drew with them! My thoughts The initial tests Below you can see my first August supplies tests. What I needed to know was not only what the charcoals (and the pastel!) look like when put on paper but also if they are erasable and how easily they blend. According to my tests, all the supplies (of course except the liquid one) blended the best with a paper blender which I happened to have from years ago and never really used it. The chamois which was a part of this Pack’s contents wasn’t my favourite blending tool – it left too much texture…

  • Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – August 2022 | Part 1

    This month I managed to not check beforehand what was inside the package, so opening it was a real surprise for me! Unfortunately, not checking the contents in advance also made me forget to copy all the descriptions from Paletteful’s website. So for this month’s supplies, I copied the descriptions from various art stores and official websites. But what was inside the August 2022 pack? Let’s find out! Contents Nitram Liquid Charcoal Nitram Liquid Charcoal is water soluble, so you can adjust the values from very light to a deep, rich black. Straight out of the tube, it is as thick as oil paint – you could even use a palette knife. It dries very fast. WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. LW’s note: It’s an interesting art supply that I haven’t tried yet but that note stating it may cause…

  • Work in Progress

    First artwork of 2023!

    A beginning of a new year is always inspiring and exciting. It opens a new chapter of possibilities, expectations, and hopes. For me there’s also a chance just behind a corner, I need to wait a bit, and maybe I’ll have an amazing announcement for you next month 🙂 For now though, I’m thrilled that I got to start the year with a finished commission that I’m proud of and hopefully my future artworks will be even better. I decided to share with you several WIP screenshots but the entire painting process is available for my Paintilings tier on Ko-fi. Painting process

  • Art stuff

    2022 art summary

    Hi everyone, I hope you all are doing fine! I’ve been away for a while but I think this post will mark my comeback to the blog because it breaks my “Wall of awful”. We’re nearing winter break so this is a good time for summaries. A lot has happened in my life this year and some things still are happening. I quit my job (technically it was last year, but my notice lasted until the end of February 2022), got some new skills and learned a new language (Jag kan nu tala lite Svenska!). At the moment I’m looking for a new job, so wish me luck because, hopefully, I’m on a good way to getting a great one! I’m one year older, and although I don’t feel this way, I definitely feel one level higher and it seems I got several points to Wisdom (from events that happened…

  • Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – September 2022

    Why does summer always end so fast? Fortunately, the Pallettful Packs deliveries don’t end… unless you want them to 😉 Will this September Pack make me feel summer vibes for longer? Let’s see what’s inside! Contents Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Marker 12pc Nature Set ABT PRO is a permanent dual tipped art marker with flexible brush tip and chisel tip in one. “Nature” color 12 pcs assortment, including  reusable and stackable desk tray. Brush tip works like a paintbrush to create fine, medium or bold strokes by simply changing brush pressure; chisel tip provides consistent lines and broad coverage for coloring  large spaces. Slender barrel for comfortable grip during use. Ideal for  artists, designers and crafters. Permanent, fast-drying alcohol-based ink produces rich, vibrant colors that can be layered to create rich saturation, shading and color gradation. Durable nylon brush tip and  polyester chisel tip retain shape after heavy use. MSRP:…

  • Art supplies Reviews

    Paletteful Packs – July 2022

    Fore some reason I exactly knew what would be the main art supply in this pack. I not only guessed the type of the supply but also the brand AND I somehow knew it would be the kind of package that we actually got. Did I sense it? I’m not sure, but I was certainly very proud of myself! 🙂 So, what were the contents of Paletteful Packs in July 2022? Let’s check! Contents Royal Talens Ecoline Brush Pen – 10 Set Talens Ecoline Brush Pen Set of 10 is based on dyes and Gum Arabic. The colors of the Talens Ecoline are astonishingly bright and brilliant. If you wish, you can easily decrease the color intensity through thinning  with water. The Talens Ecoline Brush Pen is very user-friendly and handy when traveling and ideal when working at a place that needs be kept clean. The Brush Pen is ready…