This last month I’ve been re-stocking on some old art supplies, and trying out some new tools. Amazon knows me too well (or I shop there too much) because it keeps suggesting so many awesome new tools and I just can’t help myself.
Some of my long abused brushes broke last week, so of course I instantly went ahead and replaced them. Normally I stick to supper small brushes, size 0 or 000, but I also went and bought some larger brushes to try and get out of my comfort zone a bit. I bought the Pro Arte Artists Series 3 set and the Pro Arte Artists Pure Sable 6 set, I’ve been using both sets for watercolours, but the Pro Arte Round 10 brush is also really good for applying pan pastels.
Since I’ve bought this pen my old Techniclick G pencil has been all but abandoned. I still use it sometimes, for rough sketches and doodles, but I’ve been reaching for this one more and more. I love the weight of it and the size of the nib, it’s perfect for everything from outlining to very detailed shading. In fact I did this whole drawing just with this pen (and a makeup brush to blend).
My white gel pen is one of the most used tools in my art roll, I love it for highlights in the eyes and outlining portraits, but I’ve been looking for a similar tool with a larger nib. So I decided to give this one a shot. The nib ended up being a little larger than what I was looking for, and quite opaque, but it works really well for highlights in the hair and the background of portraits.