Friday, August 1, 2008

In my ultimate geekdom, I have to write about my new set of Caran D'ache neopastels because I'm an happy, happy camper. Aren't they beautiful? Its kind of odd that I was getting some illustration work without fully understanding my medium (lucky for me, but makes me think that for the few projects I've already done, I now could do better- won't it always be like that, to a certain degree?) but I finally think, now I'm getting somewhere! and it all has to do with having the right pastels. From using the neopastels I've discovered that the Senneliers and Holbeins I was using were just too soft for me to manage. These have great colours, and are soft enough to blend well and yet not so soft that I can't get any detail. I love the tin box too because I can tote them to and from my studio when my kids demand that I do some work from home. The only downside is I can't find them in Canada, so I'm going to have to convince my local art store to carry them for me. Ok, that's the end of the advertising, I swear.

Here is my first little picture:


Dr Mum said...

I soooooo want a tin box of NeoArt crayons. I am deeply enamoured of the range of booful greys as I am British!!