Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Search for:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Subjects > Art Journals
User Name
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #2491   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-25-2016, 03:35 PM
DrDebby's Avatar
DrDebby DrDebby is offline
WC! Guide
Nowheresville, Idunno
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 12,614
Hails from United States
Re: Supplies while sketching/journaling - version 2

Clever re-purposing. Looks like a nice kit.
Reply With Quote
  #2492   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-13-2016, 08:41 PM
robertsloan2's Avatar
robertsloan2 robertsloan2 is offline
A WC! Legend
San Francisco, CA
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 32,477
Hails from United States
Re: Supplies while sketching/journaling - version 2

Very cool bag and supplies in it. I've got one of those little tiny 8 color tins with tube watercolors replacing the kid watercolors it came with.

Today I indulged in a new pocket set, never mind that I have four or five of them already. I'd never tried Sennelier fine art watercolors but like the Sennelier pastels, so went for the 8 color mini kit on sale. Pleasantly surprised by several things about it.

1. The top of the tin actually has a clear window to see the contents, unfortunately that means it's not a mixing lid. But it's sort of cool anyway and I might use it as a mixing lid regardless.

2. The little brush included has a minute tiny handle but a very fine long point like a rigger, so should be very good for linear work and details. I'll use a waterbrush when I want anything bigger.

3. The color range. The only red is French Vermilion, which looked like a very orange cast red - your basic Vermilion. However, it's closer to a mid-red than I thought. Close enough that when I mixed it with both the Cinereous Blue and the French Ultramarine, I got decent violets - more like Quinacridone Coral than a real Vermilion color. That was the happiest surprise. I thought I'd have to sacrifice one of the other colors to pop in a cooler red Crimson with it, but no. It will work as the only red in the set. Very satisfied with the yellow as a basic yellow. Happy the dark is Payne's Grey which I always use. Mildly surprised at Pthalo Green Yellow Cast (very yellow cast, more like the Permanent Green Light or other spring greens) along with Sap Green... until I thought of street sketching and unmixed colors in pen and watercolor. A brighter yellower green with a darker more muted sap green, two blues one of them distinctly light-value and a little greener (more like Cerulean than Pthalo) and the other my old friend French Ultramarine, and a Burnt Umber... then pictured street scene with red accents, outdoor landscape with maybe a cardinal or some flowers... yeah. This works as a pocket palette.

Very happy with it overall and it's also a good small size, convenient and handy.

Heh and the colors aren't the same as other pocket sets so not completely silly when I wind up tossing several into the art bag on my way out. That gets weird. But changing them up does tend to inspire me.

Robert A. Sloan, proud member of the Oil Pastel Society
Site owner, artist and writer of http://www.explore-oil-pastels-with-robert-sloan.com
blogs: Rob's Art Lessons and Rob's Daily Painting
Reply With Quote
  #2493   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-18-2017, 06:55 AM
Minerva C's Avatar
Minerva C Minerva C is offline
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 886
Re: Supplies while sketching/journaling - version 2

I found these little bottles at a craft store and they are perfect for refilling water brushes.

Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 AM.

© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.