My Favourite Things: No. 7

My Favourites

I think it’s been a little over four months since my last favourites video, so a new one is long overdue. As usual there is a lot of new books, art supplies and jewellery, but I also had to mention what is easily the best face cream that I have every tried.

72 Markers Sense Bags:

They sell these in quite a few sizes, but if you have a collection of markers as big as I do you’ll need the 72 markers size. For smaller collections though they sell them in an 18, 24 and a 36 markers size. It was only after I’d bought both my cases that I noticed there are some cases with a transparent plastic option instead, but since I ended up adding swatches to the ends of all my pro-markers it worked out perfectly.

Rings

This is a long list of rings so prepare to click on a lot of links. I got the rope twine rings, leaf rings, black onyx ring, tigers eye and my favourite, the amber sun ring. Since I’ve been buying a lot of rings online lately I thought it would also be a good idea to finally get a ring sizer too.

Era Organics Relief Cream

I’ve already done a full blog post all about this cream so I won’t bother repeating myself. It’s amazing, I can’t think of anyone I wouldn’t recommend this cream to. Oh, and did I mention it’s also great for your hair when the ends are dry and frazzled?

Paint Brushes

I bought two sets to replace one brush. Yes, I’m an art addict I know, but in my defence everyone needs their little addictions – apart from rings, shoes, perfumes and books – obviously. I bought the Pro Arte Artists Series 3 set and the Pro Arte Artists Pure Sable 6 set,

Pentel 0.3mm  Mechanical Pencil

I actually have Stephenie Mun Law to thank for this purchase. I’ve been following her Instagram for a while now and noticed how she was able to achieve incredibly thin lines on her sketches, so I jumped onto Amazon, bought myself one. One week later I bought myself a second one for backup because I’m paranoid I’ll misplace the first one somehow.

Anatomy for the Artist 

Now there is another addition to the art books I consider essential for every artist along with the Collins Artist Manual. While the Collins Artist Manual covers tools, primers, techniques etc, this book covers anything and everything you will need to know about anatomy.

Small Stud Earrings 

Now that I have these I’m trying to resist the urge to get the Cubic Zirconia ones too. They’re the perfect size, small, dainty and comfortable. 

I hope you like the video :)

Comments

  1. Autumn says

    Hey, as an concept art/ video game art graduate, if you really want some nice artbooks to learn for anatomy one of my favorites is Michael hampton’s Figure Drawing: Design and Invention. Here are some extracts : http://www.figuredrawing.info/book/ and you can find the book on amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/Figure-Drawing-Invention-Michael-Hampton/dp/0615272819/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448386479&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+hampton

    It’s really good not just as a reference, but as a learning tool. You can be a complete beginner with this book and have a good understanding of anatomy if you follow the exercises. I have loads of other books I could recommend but this one is one of my ultimate favorites.

    For exercices I often use this website :
    http://www.posemaniacs.com/thirtysecond

    You can have a 3D model in a certain position for 30 seconds to 5 minutes (depending the timer you set) and you draw. Makes you better at understanding the body and a cool warmup.

    As for earring studs I buy ‘piercing studs’. They are surgicall steel and being sensitive to silver and gold I can’t buy much else. But also barbells close with balls. So no stabbing yourself with your earring. Be sure to buy Internally threaded bardells though. (Meaning that the ‘screw’ side is on the ball not on the bar as that could damage your piercing). And some of those are very beautiful, like Anatometal’s jewelry (far too expensive for me, but one can dream).