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Original art by Sandrine Curtiss

Art Supplies Subscription Boxes

At the end of last year, I unsubscribed from the Smile Create Repeat box because I thought that it wasn't very cost efficient. The amount of the content often fell 10$ short and so I stopped receiving those boxes. However, I still receive the Art Snacks boxes as wells as the ones from Scrawlrbox. You get a lot of nice supplies for your $$$. I really like them, and they keep on challenging me every month. It's such a nice way to discover new supplies and get out of my rut.

The challenge each t…

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Colored pencils on sanded paper

Continuing my experiments with colored pencils and sanded paper. These two were done on an Ampersand Pastelbord, a bit softer than the Uart 600 grade. I found it very pleasant to use, and this time, I was able to blend my layers of Pablo pencils with a bristle brush; it worked like a charm and I loved the soft, velvety finish. I will have to order more of those boards, for sure!!

The squirrel is my entry for the January Colored Pencil Magazine Challenge.

 


Squirrel 2 - 8x10" - Colore…

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New technique and CPM challenge

Another  Colored Pencils Magazine challenge, another opportunity to try something new. This is my second attempt at using sanded paper, this time it's the Uart 600 grade, and I didn't use the Powder Blender. I did my first layer with the Supracolor pencils. I've been wanting to try using water soluble pencils as a base for my colored pencil drawings for a long time, so that's what I did. The Supracolor II pencils are very buttery and diluting them with water was a dream. No pencil marks left. A…

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Inktober

Last October, I participated in the Inktober challenge where I had to do one ink drawing each day of the month. It really was a challenge for me as I'm not very familiar with the medium. But I'm so glad I stuck with it even when there were days I didn't have time. I had to catch up a couple of times, but I got to try many techniques of this medium. I liked it a lot and will continue learning how to use those many different ink supplies.

Here are a few of the drawings I did. I also made a vide…

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More scratch art

I'm still practicing scratching. I love being able to add all the details with the tip of my knives. I find it so satisfying.

 


Tabby 110 - 5x7" - Scratchboard - SOLD

 

 


Lynx 5 - 5x7" - Scratchboard - SOLD

 


French Bulldog 6 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Scratchboard - SOLD

 

 

 

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Ampersand inks and claybord

Playing around, trying to see how they work together, I turned some Ampersand claybord into scratchbord and created this little egret:

Egret - 1 1/4 x 2.5 x 1/8" - Scratchboard - SOLD

 

 

And here's how it was done:

 

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Colored Pencil Challenge

Here's another entry for the Colored Pencil Magazine challenge.

 


1929 Cord - 9x14" - Colored pencils - SOLD

 

And here's the video of how I did it:

 

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Scratchboard

I've been meaning to try scratchboard for a long time now. I keep on drooling over my talented friend Ann Ranlett's wonderful work, and decided it was time to give it a shot. I've been doing a lot of research about tools, surfaces, techniques, watching videos, trying out different strokes... So basically there's been quite a lot of scratching involved in my life in the last month or so since I started. So much so that whenever I drive over a brand new resurfaced road, I have a bad urge to scratc…

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Art subscription boxes

Along with the Art Snacks box, I decided to sign up for the Scrawlr Box as well as the Smile Create Repeat box. The Scrawlr Box is based out of the UK, but the other two are in the US. I love Art Snacks and Scrawlr Box. Smile Create Repeat is getting better in quality, but the value remains poor and I usually pay more than what's in the box. I will give it a few more tries, and if the value doesn't improve, I will most likely end my subscription.
I've been having a blast trying to create someth…

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Videos

I added lots of new videos. You can view them in the video section, or go and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
Here's one of them:

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