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Reply #90 on: June 26, 2013, 03:11:25 AM
Hi everyone just came across this thread and I am gob smacked at the amount of professionalism in the watercolour pencils thank you sharing your pictures and also the advise given I am nearly finished with my Drawing in Pencil course and was wondering where to go from their but upon seeing these pictures I now know what path to take thank you so much and please keep up the thread on your thoughts and experience its better than any book on the subject  :yippee:
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Reply #91 on: June 26, 2013, 03:22:07 AM
Just out of interest, I noticed Pullinger have Polychromos pencils 120 set, for the cheapest I've seen 'em at £99.95 AND, they've got a July £10 voucher offer on! The code is WEBTENJULY13 to put in at the checkout.
 It's free postage for orders over £100 (before the voucher).
http://www.pullingers.com/P~FC110011~Faber-Castell-Polychromos-Pencils-Tin-of-120
For example, I ordered the set at £99.95 plus 3 other items battery eraser, refils and Derwent Pencil Extenders that took the total to £108.64 (this makes it to free delivery) I then went to the checkout and filled in the voucher code that then reduced the total to £98.64 with free delivery.
Time to treat yourself? I have no problem with that!  ;D :yippee:
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Reply #92 on: June 26, 2013, 04:46:16 AM
Sounds like a good deal, Tony.   :thankyou:  for the info.  Hopefully there are some who can take advantage of it.  Nice to see you getting more toys, Tony.   :)  I hope you're enjoying your vacation.  Will you be called home when you become a grandpappy?


I have a large selection of a variety of brands, Eagle, Prismacolor, Staedler, some no-name junk ones I got in a set of other junk-type art supplies once.  I think these are a collection of colored pencils my 3 kids left behind when they grew up and flew the coop so to speak.


I see that the Faber-Castel Polychromos, (probably the only brand I don't have, LOL),are wax based.  I'm wondering what other colored pencils are made of, are they all wax based? 


I find the Prismacolor pencils are much softer than Eagle, Eagle being harder can be sharpened to a sharp point for fine lines.
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Reply #93 on: June 26, 2013, 04:56:22 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian for your comment on the Inktense.  I have just seen this thread and apologise for the delay in thanking you. You can be sure that your ears are burning for I mention you and your wonderful work with Inktense pencils to everyone who will read and listen, for you are such an inspiration to me. Seeing your work, dared me to give it a try and I am grateful that I did.  Thank you.  Yes, I agree, watercolour was better suited to the still life than the Inktense but it was the experience of using them that I enjoyed.  O0


 :thankyou:  Tony for always letting us know about these interesting finds and while I would give my back teeth for the Polychromos pencils, the price of them is a little high for a pensioner. However, it won't stop me from wishing!!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: .  Yes, I can't stop talking about Lillian and her fantastic work with the Inktense which has inspired me and so many others ... I guess that is how we learn and expand our endeavours.


Doodleman, I am so pleased you have enjoyed this thread and when you have completed the Drawing Course, try the pencils especially when you feel like a change but don't give up on the medium of your choice be it water or oils for pencils cannot touch them!!  Nothing can compare to water or oil painting in my humble opinion. However, it is interesting to try other mediums which I also feel, actually helps with your painting.  Hope you will find that too.


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Reply #94 on: June 26, 2013, 05:17:14 AM
Patricia,  :1hug: Right now I'm doing something completely different from drawing and painting.  When I get finished I'll post it.


I'm looking forward to getting back to more of the Inktense drawings and paintings that I've been doing from my son's photos taken in Nebraska.


Doodleman, so glad you found inspiration here!   :yippee:
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Reply #95 on: June 26, 2013, 08:12:30 AM
Sounds like a good deal, Tony.   :thankyou:  for the info.  Hopefully there are some who can take advantage of it.  Nice to see you getting more toys, Tony.   :)  I hope you're enjoying your vacation.  Will you be called home when you become a grandpappy?


I have a large selection of a variety of brands, Eagle, Prismacolor, Staedler, some no-name junk ones I got in a set of other junk-type art supplies once.  I think these are a collection of colored pencils my 3 kids left behind when they grew up and flew the coop so to speak.


I see that the Faber-Castel Polychromos, (probably the only brand I don't have, LOL),are wax based.  I'm wondering what other colored pencils are made of, are they all wax based? 


I find the Prismacolor pencils are much softer than Eagle, Eagle being harder can be sharpened to a sharp point for fine lines.


Hey Lillian! Holiday is no more  :(  it's back to reality of home, work, slaving over chores and gardening  :o


There is only one thing a man can do in such disastrous situations...treat oneself at the art store! It's tough but, someone has to to it!  :smart:
Just wait until I become a Grandpappy in the next few days/week or so, I'll be in for self indulgence galore!  :yippee:
Lillian, those Polychromos pencils are the oil based ones. I don't think there's a huge difference between wax and oil, as wax is made from oil anyway! Apparently, you get less bloom with oil based pencils after burnishing.


I ordered the pencils because, they are cross referenced to the same 120 in Polychromos Watercolour pencils and you can use them over the top of dry watercoloured areas to give a more vibrant colour than the watercolour pencils.
I'm still in the experimental phase of using these pencils. I'm becoming a mixed media guy with all my mountain of gifts to myself! (Mixed media seems to give lots of options and I like that as I'm such a spoilt brat!  :D )
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Reply #96 on: June 26, 2013, 09:57:55 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Tony.
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Reply #97 on: June 26, 2013, 04:13:22 PM
 
Happychappy explaind to me how to put my Duck pensil drawing in this post.
I don't know if i am doing this right, lets try


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Reply #98 on: June 27, 2013, 05:56:32 AM
Bella,  :congrats:   You've successfully posted your lovely duck!


Tony,  :thankyou:  for the info.  I'm not going to get too hung up on brand names.  I just bought a magazine called Paper Creations where they talk about Itojiten colored pencils. 

What a cool idea to do mixed media with watercolor and colored pencils, maybe throw in some Inktense into the mix?  :2funny:


  :offtopic: I want to start a new thread on getting advice as to how to take photos before posting.  I'm hoping to get some good tips.
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Reply #99 on: June 27, 2013, 09:48:42 AM
Oh! Lillian, I forgot to answer your post yesterday for I was too busy laughing at Tony's post. My apologies.  You have intrigued me with this "something new" which you are doing and I can't wait for you to finish it so that we can all have a look.  However, I look forward to "drooling" over more of your Inktense work which has inspired me so much Lillian.  Get moving girl!!!


I like the idea of incorporating the different mediums into a painting, maybe Dennis would do a lesson on that for us someday.  I guess, it can't be too different from what we did in the pen and ink lesson or what do you think?


Patricia


 
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Reply #100 on: June 27, 2013, 09:51:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Good girl Bella, you did it .... posted your lovely duck, I am so proud of you and your duck picture. I cannot stop looking at it for you did a fine job. Do you have the make of the paper which you used for the picture?   Patricia
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Reply #101 on: June 27, 2013, 10:21:12 AM
Patricia, apology accepted but not necessary!!!   :1hug:


Yup, I must get off this forum and "get moving" just like you say.  Thanks for the nudge!  ;D
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Reply #102 on: June 27, 2013, 05:46:19 PM
Lillian, I spend far too much time on the forum but I enjoy looking at all the wonderful work emanating from the artists old and new. Anyway, looking forward to your next Inktense picture.  Patricia
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Reply #103 on: June 29, 2013, 03:58:09 PM
Still behind the 8 ball!  :sweat: ;D   Very nicely done Patricia.  O0

Bella, your (Wood) duck is awesome. Beautiful colouring, excellent reflection. Brilliant.  O0

 :congrats: both of you.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #104 on: June 30, 2013, 04:18:20 AM
 :thankyou:  Val for your lovely comments which as you know, I always value as you have a very keen eye and can see things I miss.  Patricia :flowers:
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