Sunday, February 28, 2016

Best Sharpener for Colored Pencils in Adult Coloring Books

Had heard many good things about this sharpener so I ordered and tested it for myself. Shipped from Japan, the instructions are in Japanese but the handy picture showed me how to adjust the pencil length. Tested on Crayola, Artist's Loft, and Lyra Polycolors and it did great. If stranded on an island, this is the sharpener I would want with me. Comes in 3 colors. The back slides off to remove shavings. I was surprised that the lead did not break, even with the longest taper. I've posted a link to this sharpener under my photos if you would like more information. Happy Coloring!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Colorist's Journal

When I first saw "A Colorist's Journal", I thought well that's a silly idea. Then, I read the description and now I see the value in it. Who doesn't need to be better organized? Have you ever bought a book only to realize you already had it? Here is a part of the description from it's Amazon listing. "Just a few of the perks of A Colorist’s Journal for the Artist in you: •List your favorite Artist •Keep track of books you already own •Keep a wish list of books you wish to own •Make note of upcoming Coloring events •Organize a List of Coloring Groups you have joined •Keep up with your current supplies •Make note of the best coloring supply deals, and where you have found them in the past! •List your favorite websites and blogs •10 full pages of color charts to create your own color swatches from your favorite coloring supplies •A Color Wheel for you to learn a bit about color theory •Pages for your own notes •Of course all of your tried and true tips and tricks! You will never have to hunt for anything again, it will all be at your fingertips!" The more I think about it, the more I think it's a great idea. I would like to have a "Graphic Artist's Journal".  What do you all think?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Who's Who in Adult Coloring Book Artists

Have you ever wished you had a book with a wide variety of artists and styles included? Check this out. 119 single sided pages by many of the top artists working in a wide variety of styles. You can see inside the pages, and artist's names, in the video review in the comments section.