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Old 05-08-2012, 03:53 PM
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Rebecca- These Mungyo OPs look nice! How do you like them? I was thinking of ordering some, but I have too many oil pastels already, and if I buy any more it'll be some firm ones like the specialists or the Erengis, so they won't melt during the summer

I finally got my Senneliers orgainzed. I started collecting them bit by bit, and they ended up being stored in a million little boxes, which made it impossible to find what you were looking for. I was looking for a storage device for pastels, but apparently it's not easy to find around here. I was thinking to order from Dick Blick, but then I came across 2 old sets of Talens OPs. Without a lot of sentiments I emptied the boxes and (ta-dam!) here are my beautifully organized Senneliers. And the best thing is that it cost me nothing which is really great because I just got F-I-R-E-D !! Only problem is that there's no more space for any more oil pastels....

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Rebecca- These Mungyo OPs look nice! How do you like them? I was thinking of ordering some, but I have too many oil pastels already, and if I buy any more it'll be some firm ones like the specialists or the Erengis, so they won't melt during the summer
That looks like a nice collection of pastels you have I haven't really had a chance to play with my Mungyo OPs yet, but I have made a colour chart:

The colours are a lot brighter than this in real life, the light on my desk when I took this photo wasn't particularly good. Having never used any other OPs before I can't say how these compare, but they do seem to go on nice and smoothly with a creamy texture, and when I played around with a few swatches on scrap paper, I found that they blended easily; they are very soft. And they look really nice in their wooden case

Sorry to hear about the job
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It never hurts to try something crazy cheap- and find it is great fun. Today I got some "Reeves Water Soluble Wax Pastels", 24 for barely 5 bucks on sale. Tried a color sample page on my (also on sale) Bee sketchbook fab-oo paper, and wow, these little crayon/pastels rock! Go on creamy like student grade oil pastels, reacted great to a waterbrush, vivid volors. I am gonna dig sketching with these! They have the benefit of bright color like OP but do not smear (barely anything rubs off on a mean finger rub) I used to think Reeves art stuff was barely kiddy stuff. Shut my mouth wide open, what fun and big bang for the buck. In researching tonight I see that Blick sells sets at very low prices- you gotta try these for your sketchbook tools kit!


Hey - do you think you could make me a chart of your 24 set? I'm still drooling for my stuff to get here so I'd love to see the product in action

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Re: Art Supply Addicts Anonymous for 2012

I got my mungyo's last week from ASW, I had heard the good reviews from Robert and the like, but Wow! those things are lovely!! There are so smooth and buttery, however just a bit harder than the super soft senneliers which tend to squish abit in my sub tropical climate. I am in love already
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I got my mungyo's last week from ASW, I had heard the good reviews from Robert and the like, but Wow! those things are lovely!! There are so smooth and buttery, however just a bit harder than the super soft senneliers which tend to squish a bit in my sub tropical climate. I am in love already

I am so looking forward to attempting an actual drawing with my Mungyos; I still think they were great value, especially in their nice wooden box. I was also excited - and almost relieved, in a way - to discover just how soft and creamy they are, since, as much fun as I've had with my Derwent Artbars, those just don't have that gorgeous soft consistency (though they are wax based, so perhaps my original expectations of them were just too high; I'd been told they had a similar texture to oil pastels though).

Is it odd that I really like the smell of my oil pastels?

I remember someone (possibly Robert) mentioning somewhere that if you want to do layers with Sennelier oil pastels, you can leave it overnight and it will kind of set. Does anyone know if the same holds true for Mungyo OPs? The climate where I am is a bit mental; freezing cold one day and then scorching hot and dry the next, though we're heading into winter now so we should get more consistently cold weather soon. But if I have the option of either blending colours straight away or letting them 'harden' and then doing layers, that would be cool.

I also need to order some of those colour shaper things, but there are so many types around I don't know what to choose Ideally I'd like something that I could use with both my OPs and my soft pastels, when they arrive, but I don't know if the two mediums need a different 'hardness' of shaper to move the pigments effectively. At the very least, I'd like one with a pointed/flat 'chisel' tip and one with a round tip.

On a side note, is anyone else having trouble accessing the ASW site? I've been trying to get on there for the last couple of days (not buying anything new, I swear, just trying to check my order status haha), but it always brings up a "Problem loading page" message.
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It seems to me that the mungyo set up better overnight as well although with my schedule its likely a few days between layers. I love the smell of OP too, especially certain holbein ones. Enjoy the mungyo they are nice.

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Reading the mail here it sounds as if the oil pastels are going down a treat. I have had no luck with that dog portrait I was doing and have now had 7 attempts - all miserable failures. So I am putting that off until such times as I have had some face to face tuition. I'm obviously missing something.
I've found the portraiture thread by Al that was done a few years back. We are into portraiture at art class ATM so here's what I got.


It's the Derwent drawing collection.
Perhaps I'll end up doing the dog portrait in these well it'll be better than nowt and it'll be good portrait practise as well.
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PS I have some Strathmore paper on order as well but that has yet to arrive.
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Jim, Nice Dewrwent collection! I really like their products, many being unique color or texture sets. Enjoy your class!
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Thanks Candalart.
Some peeps here showed an interest in the packrat bag I got off the internet that I managed to get all my out door stuff into. If they remember I diminshed requirments to essentials only. For me that meant watersoluble pencils, waterpen brushes etc. A5 sketch book.

It proved a bit expensive for some but SWMBO has just done similar with a Derwent bag not quite so macho (doesn't come in camoflage colours ) and is less than half the price. If there is interest I'll post an image and details.
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PS There is a zipper compartment if you insist on being able to tote a gun like the original .
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Thanks Candalart.
Some peeps here showed an interest in the packrat bag I got off the internet that I managed to get all my out door stuff into. If they remember I diminshed requirments to essentials only. For me that meant watersoluble pencils, waterpen brushes etc. A5 sketch book.

It proved a bit expensive for some but SWMBO has just done similar with a Derwent bag not quite so macho (doesn't come in camoflage colours ) and is less than half the price. If there is interest I'll post an image and details.
Jim
PS There is a zipper compartment if you insist on being able to tote a gun like the original .


I'd love to see it. I'm always in search of new ways to carry my art kit. Currently I'm down to one small pencil bag and my pentalic sketchbook as an essentials kit. That is until I get my new Pelle Journal, then I can keep my own favorite paper stocked up. I'll also end up using my old camera bag too I think.

I will get a photo of the massive hall when it arrives!

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The camera battery is discharged so will do it later. Actually think the Derwent ones are a bit larger than mine. They are made for pencils but it will help if I can show that my 'outdoor kit' will fit in it.
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Jim, cool Derwent drawing collection. That's awesome. I keep getting tempted by those kits, everything you need in an organized tin.

Tali, great organizer for your Sennelier oil pastels. Good luck on selling your art, so you won't need a job again. What would happen if you put in 40 hours a week on painting and selling your art?

Jim, I'm looking forward to seeing that organizer.
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I did get them all in a document but I don't know how to show these without wasting space. I'll try putting them all in one post. First is the packrat as used by me. I leave this in the car along with chairs/walking seat etc in boot.
In comparison is the new Derwent pencil tote and SWMBO has got two so that she can put coloured pencils in one and water colours and inktense in the other. They do come with a shoulder strap which might please the ladies more. Although I can see that could be handy if the hands have to be otherwise occupied like SWMBO's with the rollator.

Now can I upload all of these?
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I did mean to post this which was a piccy of the plastic container for the totes.
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I've been absent from this thread for too long. Wonderful new tools and toys, everyone!

I went to my trusted art supply store to get fixative... of course I ended up forgetting that but I did buy PanPastels, the set of 10 drawing colours plus four extras because that selection suited my idea of a landscape/seascape palette better than the sets they offer for these purposes.

Here's a photo:



If anyone's interested, the extra colours I got are Phthalo Blue Shade (middle row, far right), Yellow Ochre (bottom row, far left), Diarylide Yellow Extra Dark (bottom row, second from right) and Bright Yellow Green Shade (bottom row, far right). And of course there are some Sofft tools, I had already bought some of them before to use them with regular hard pastels.

I started a seascape with the PanPastels and love them so far! They actually seem to do more or less what I want them to.
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