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052 Ways To Improve Your Drawing Accuracy

Topic: Ways to Improve Drawing Accuracy

Points of Interest:

When you’re ready to take the accuracy of your drawing to the next level, there are a few steps that John and Lisa recommend taking. From the often- repeated advice (“Start with a good reference photo!”) to more unconventional ideas (“Draw upside down!”), your hosts will give you plenty of ideas to improve your accuracy at every step of your drawing.

Links Referenced:

“Sketching from Square One to Trafalgar Square” by Richard Scott

(Whoops! We incorrectly referenced the title of this book. This is the official website, including ordering information.)

http://www.sketchingfromsquareone.com/

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046 Standing Versus Sitting When You Draw

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa share their own unique health issues, and ways that they combat those problems through positioning when drawing or painting. Adjustable desks and easels, alternative chairs, and a vertical mouse are just a few of the choices discussed. Are YOU positioning yourself to stay healthy while you work? Listen to find out!

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Links Referenced:

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032 Deep Dive Into Polychromos

Topic:  Deep Dive Into Polychromos

 

 

This week Lisa and I talk about one of our favorite colored pencils, Polychromos by Faber-Castell

 

With a name like Polychromos where the name means “many colors”, the pencils are some of the best on the market today.  This pencil line has been around for over 100 years.  

The pencil is an oil based, hard lead, break resistant, water-proof and non-smudging.  The pencil is slightly thicker than Prismacolor Premier and the lightfast rating is signified right on the barrel of the pencil.

They come in sets of 12, 24, 36, 60 and 120.

 

Links mentioned in the show:

 

Faber-Castell Site

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Comparison videos:

 

compared to Luminance

compared to Prismas

 

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002 Defining CP and lightfastness

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Lisa and John discuss what constitutes a colored pencil and the lightfastness of this medium.

How do you define what a colored pencil is?

The Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) has their own definition of what a colored pencil is and some items on their list have changed in recent years.

The hosts discuss differences in lightfast ratings and differences in the scales used to make the determination.

should an artist test for themselves?  Should an artist disclose the lightfastness of the piece they have for sale?

Links and websites mentioned in the podcast:

http://lachri.com/polychromos-vs-luminance-colored-pencil-review/ - Lisa’s youtube video is toward the bottom of the page.

www.CPSA.org

http://www.astm.org/Standards/D6901.htm

http://www.carandache.com

http://www.fabercastell.com

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