Urban Watercolour Tips – Sweatband Painting Idea

In this Art Kick Sunday video, Sandra and I try out an Urban Watercolour Tip that we learned from Artist Koosje Koene. Of course, in our usual style, we have to do things a little bit differently and add some art humour πŸ˜€.

It’s a great art tip, a sweatband is much more convenient for urban watercolour painting on location than carrying around bits of kitchen roll or a rag to wipe off your brush.

Tools Used

+ Waterbrush – https://fave.co/31XOsSP
+ White Nights Watercolours – https://fave.co/2LY9jzy
+ Sweatbands

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Mystery Box Art Supplies – Pebeo Mixed Media Discovery Set

In today’s video Tara opens a mystery box of art supplies put together by Sandra for just Β£5.

Just like Sandra and her art box last week, Tara wasn’t overly enamoured by her new art materials! The good thing, though is it pushes you out of your comfort zone to create something new.

Why not get together with an artist friend and create each other a Mystery Art Box. It’s a lot cheaper than forgetting to cancel art subscription sites!

Pebeo mixed media discovery set

Pebeo mixed media discovery paint set

Pebeo Mixed Media Paints can be used to create lots of different paint effects such as honeycomb or metallic effects.

 pebeo paint pour

Here they are used as the starting point for a piece of art by doing a paint pour. This is then developed into creating some face paper art, by cutting the highlights of an image out of white paper.

Tools Used

This homemade art subscription-style box contained:

+ 1 x Art board
+ Pebeo Mixed Media Discovery Set – 6 pack (on offer half price)
+ Pair of Googly Eyes

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Pebeo mixed media face

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Art Supplies Mystery Box – Create an Art Subscription Style Box for a Friend

Have you ever seen Youtubers open mystery boxes of art supplies? You know the ones; the monthly boxes containing mystery art supplies, which they then forget to cancel!

So, we thought, why not create our own mystery art supplies boxes and then send them to each other? How fun!

Why not try it yourself? Pair up with a friend, set a budget and send each other a mystery box of art supplies of your own choosing.

We set a budget of just Β£5, so we could only purchase really cheap art materials. In this video, Sandra is opening the art box that Tara created for her. She pretends to look pleased when secretly I think she thinks it’s the worst art subscription box ever… And now she has to try them out!

the worst art subscription box

The great thing about an art supplies box that someone else creates for you is that it forces you to try out new art materials and experiment with art materials you may not have tried before.

mystery art supplies painting with cheap gouache

Tools Used

This homemade art subscription-style box contained:

+ Cheap gouache paint From The WorksΒ 
+ Watercolour PaperΒ and Kraft paper from Hobbycraft
+ Wax crayons from Wilkinsons
+ Patterned Paper from The Works
+ Rubbish Music book that Tara owned
+ 1 x Werther (sugar-free)

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Pomodoro Technique – How to Maintain Focus on Your Drawing

In this video, we make a suggestion for maintaining focus on your drawing using the Pomodoro technique. This technique is a series of blocks of focussed time and breaks. It’s also a good idea as it stops you sitting or standing on one position for too long, which could make your back hurt.

Tools Used

+ White Nights Watercolours – https://fave.co/2PLESAN
+ Meeden Watercolour Tin – https://fave.co/2zVpBT2
= Digital Kitchen Timer – https://fave.co/32u7LCX

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Brush Pen Drawing Tutorial Using a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

I this video we show how versatile a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen is. By altering pressure you can create thick ad thin lines. Sandra demonstrates how she draws with a Pentel Pocket brush pen. She used to hate it but now loves using it.

Tools Used

+ Pentel Pocket Brush Pen – https://fave.co/2PCM95N

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Toned Paper Drawing Tutorial

In this video, we show you how effective it can be drawing on toned paper. We demonstrate a quick sketch on tan toned paper and a longer drawing using Inktense Pencils on cream tinted watercolour paper.

Tools Used

+ Bockingford Tinted Watercolour paper – https://fave.co/2PAVF9s
+ Daler Cachet Tan – https://fave.co/2HBOnvO
+ Sharpie White Markers – https://fave.co/32mVyQo
+ Inktense Pencils – https://fave.co/2HDrYy4
+ Molotow All 4 One White Marker – https://fave.co/2PAiUAI

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Easy Sketchbook Making Tutorial – With Mixed Papers

In this easy sketchbook making tutorial video, we show you how to make a sketchpad with mixed papers. It’s a simple, stapled sketchbook, but we show you an easy way to make one WITHOUT a long-armed stapler.

A mixed paper sketchbook is great for sketching trips to give you more options for which surface to draw on.

All you need to make a sketchpad with mixed papers are –

  • Scalpel or craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • a variety of papers
  • Stapler
  • Eraser
  • Scrap paper

Tools Used

+ Lightweight Watercolour Paper from Hobbycraft – https://fave.co/2NryOKL
+ Kraft Paper from Hobbycraft – https://fave.co/30qjP7B
+ Canson Cartridge Paper – https://fave.co/2Nk03Hk

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Lip drawing tutorial for beginners – Realistic and Simplified

In this lip drawing tutorial for beginners, we demonstrate how to draw lips with a charcoal pencil. We include some tips for following the contours of the lips and how to shade lips to get a sense of roundness.

Tools Used

+ Cretacolor Nero Pencil – https://fave.co/2NmxSay
+ Blending Stump/torchon – something like this https://fave.co/2ZlGt3J
+ Pentel Brush pen – https://fave.co/2ZaRtlr

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How to Sketch Quickly to Capture the Moment

In this video, we show you how to sketch quickly to capture the moment. Sandra shares how her way of sketching has changed so it is much looser, freer and more fun. It is a complete contrast to her highly detailed still life paintings. If you want to loosen up your sketching and enjoy the process rather than worrying about the result, why not give it a try.

Tools Used

+Uni Pin waterproof pen

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How to Use Water Soluble Wax Pastels – NeoColor II Versus Lyra Aqua Color

In this video, we compare water-soluble wax pastel/crayon brands NeoColor II and Lyra Aqua Color alongside a water-soluble oil pastel made by Talens.

We also give a quick demo of how to use water-soluble wax pastels by drawing a face with Neocolor II.

What’s great about these pastels is that they give really bright punchy colours that remind us of a gouache effect.

Tools Used

+NeoColor II Water-Soluble Wax pastels

+Lyra Aqua Color Water-Soluble Wax Crayons

+Talens Art Creation Water-Soluble Oil Pastels

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