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    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…

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    Paletteful Packs – June 2022 | Part 2

    This blog post is brought to you by my Ko-fi supporters! Thank you so much! This is part 2 of my June 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 June 2022 pack and you can also see what I drew with them! (Some of the pictures were available for my Ko-fi supporters in Early Access release) To learn more about Paletteful Packs click HERE. To see what was inside this Pack click HERE. My thoughts The initial tests When you’re facing a blank sheet of a new paper and a bunch of new art supplies with an intention to “draw something” it can be quite an overwhelming feeling. You can overcome it by “taming” the supplies and the paper – familiarize yourself with them, if you…

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    Paletteful Packs – June 2022 | Part 1

    When I saw the list of the June supplies I wasn’t happy at first, “just graphite pencils and many of them, boring”. But then, when I started thinking about it, I actually got excited. I realized I haven’t drawn with pencils for a long time now and no matter if the pencils I’ll receive are to my liking, it’s still pencils, which I used to love and draw almost exclusively with. And now, because I’m getting so many various ones, it will be fun to test them all. So, let’s see what was inside the box this month! (Some of the pictures were available for my Ko-fi supporters in Early Access release) To learn more about Paletteful Packs click HERE. For my final thoughts and artworks click HERE. CONTENTS Woodless Graphite Pencil Set Art Alternatives Woodless Graphite Pencils are made from pure graphite and fine clays with a lacquered exterior…

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    Paletteful Packs – May 2022 

    After the long waiting, the May Paletteful Pack is finally here! I was considering not checking what to expect from the pack in advance this time, but I guess I lost the thought battle 🙂 Maybe next month I’ll be strong enough to not check the contents before the package arrives! When I saw the contents on the Paletteful website, I was underwhelmed, to be honest. 3 small tubes of watercolours, 2 brushes, a watercolour pad and a palette? It didn’t seem like much but when I opened the pack and saw the supplies in real life there was a lot of surprises! So let’s see what exactly I was sent this month! (To learn more about Paletteful Packs click HERE. For my final thoughts and artworks scroll down to the last section of the post.) CONTENTS Holbein Artists Watercolor (Peacock Blue, Opera, and Permanent Yellow) Much of the world-wide reputation…

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    Paletteful Packs – April 2022 

    This is the first Paletteful post after I changed the format of those posts a bit, so I hope it’s going to be easier for both the readers and me to go through it! 🙂 I spoiled myself the surprise before the box arrived because I was super curious about the contents this month! When I saw online what was inside I was excited about the challenge but also worried about how to tackle the media because they’re definitely not something I’m very familiar with. But, I was determined to do my best! CONTENTS Marabu YONO Paint Marker 6-Set  YONO stands for You Only Need One. This new opaque acrylic marker from Marabu works on almost any surface. Canvas or concrete. Glass or ceramic. Wood or plastic. Leather or fabric. The search for the right marker is finally over. Just go ahead and draw. Be creative. No matter what material.…

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    What is Paletteful Packs?

    Paletteful Packs are subscription boxes of art supplies shipped to you every month and containing various kinds of art supplies, including markers, brushes, paints, paper, canvas etc. Basically everything you’d need to create an artwork. They are also surprise boxes so you don’t know what you’ll get until it’s shipped (you receive an email with a link listing the contents with their brief descriptions – you can choose to click the link and spoil the surprise or not). You have 3 options of the Packs to choose from: Premier Paletteful Pack, Paletteful Petite Pack, Monthly Young Artist Paletteful Pack. Of course the Premier one is the full pack, the Petite one has less content than the Premier one and the Young Artist one has content curated specifically for children. Every Paletteful pack comes with several prompts for an artwork you can create with the supplies from the box if you…

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    Paletteful Packs – March 2022 

    What is Paletteful Packs?ContentsPricesSuppliesPrompts Contents Cobra Water-Mixable Oil Paint: 3-Color Study Set, Ivory Black, Titanium White Art Alternatives Stretched Canvas 6″ x 6″ Art Alternatives Canvas Panel 6″ x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ and 8″ x 8″ or 8″ x 10″ Robert Simmons Sapphire Brushes: Filbert Brush, Fan Brush Art Alternatives Plastic Painting Knife Set  A sticker Prices I paid 35$ (around 145 PLN) for the pack plus 15$ for shipping (~62,5 PLN) and 40 PLN (around 10$) for customs fees. Altogether it was 60$/245,5 PLN. Let’s see what’s the actual cost of the items inside the package. Cobra Water-Mixable Oil Paint: 3-Color Study Set – MSRP: $7.99 / 33,97 PLN. This set as well as any 10ml Cobra paint isn’t available in Poland. The smallest ones I found are 20ml but they come in a set of 6 the lowest. That set’s price is around 74,20 PLN (on…

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    Paletteful Packs – February 2022

    What is Paletteful Packs?ContentsPricesSuppliesPrompts Contents Marabu Graphix Metallic and Pearlescent Aqua Inks (9 colors) Pentel Dual Metallic Brush Pen Princeton Artiste Select Brush Art Alternatives Pigment Liner Marabu Graphix Aqua Paper A cute sticker Prices I paid for the pack 35$ (around 145 PLN) plus 15$ for shipping (~62,5 PLN) and 40 PLN (around 10$) for customs fees. Altogether it was 60$/245,5 PLN. Let’s see what’s the actual cost of the items inside the package. Marabu Graphix Metallic and Pearlescent Aqua Inks (9 colors) MSRP: $29.61 / 126,17 PLN. The Metallic and Pearlescent Inks aren’t available in Poland (they’re probably too new product 🙂 ). A pack of non-metallic Marabu inks is available HERE on ArtEquipment. It’s a set of 6 inks that costs 43 PLN which would make 64,50 PLN / $15.14 for 9 pieces. The Metallic inks might be indeed more expensive though, so for the set I’ll assume…

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    Paletteful Packs – January 2022

    Wait, what? January 2021 box? But LW, it’s MARCH! Well, yes, I have a tiny delay 😀 There are 2 reasons for that. First of all, a lot was happening in my life throughout January, February and half of March so I was a bit too busy and a bit too stressed to focus on the blog. Another thing is – I got some suggestions to first create the art with the supplies and just then write about them so I already have my thoughts and opinions I can add to the post and that’s what I’ll try to do from now on. But since I couldn’t focus on more time-consuming art recently – the blog posts had to wait too. But, for the time being – I’m back, so let’s get to the point of the post! Contents Caran D’Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle Set of 10 All-Stabilo Water-Soluble Blue…

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    Paletteful Packs – December 2021

    My December Pack has finally arrived! It took even longer than usually, but it’s most probably because of Christmas fever and a lot of work in all kinds of courier and postal services. I’m just happy I got it before Christmas 🙂 What is Paletteful Packs?ContentsPricesSuppliesPrompts Contents This time there isn’t many various supplies in the box, it’s mostly 9 markers altogether, 2 brands though. Copic Sketch markers x 5 Marabu Graphix Sketch Markers x 3 Alcohol Black Marker Winsor Newton Fineliners – Gray 0.1 Marabu Marker Pad (8.3″ X 11.7″) 100% Cellulose The cutest sticker yet  Prices I paid for the pack 35$ (around 145 PLN) plus 15$ for shipping (~62,5 PLN) and 40 PLN (around 10$) for customs fees. Altogether it was 60$/245,5 PLN. Let’s see what’s the actual cost of the items inside the package then. Copic Sketch markers x 5 – MSRP: $7.99 each / 32,61…