Art Supplies: Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

A new addition to my art supplies collection is the Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 pencil set and I AM SO EXCITED! Here’s a little unboxing post before they’re used, and though they’ll acquire that slightly rustic, loved aesthetic, they won’t look as pristine as they do now.


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Cherry Blossom Mucha Girl & Tutorial

While falling into a black hole of fashion editorials, I found a great photoshoot for Elle Canada which I just had to sketch right away, immediately, post haste! The next thing I know it’s 5 am, but as much as I love those flashes of inspiration in the wee hours, my sleep cycle really doesn’t.

For this one I wanted to contrast the modern styling with some Mucha-inspired details, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. It’s a mix of traditional and digital mediums which I’ll detail below in a little tutorial.

The original pencil sketch

Final piece post digitally applied watercolour

Mini-tutorial for avoiding the dreaded ‘muddy’ watercolours when painting over pencil! under the cut.

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