My Tools & What Products I Use

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I have gone through so many art kits and products that sometimes work. Being that I don’t have that much money to spend on art supplies, it’s been really difficult to find a decent kit. But I have found one that I really like, which is affordable. Although I am in love with Prismacolor, it is so expensive for such a small variety of coloured pencils. It’s about 40 US dollars for a 36 assorted coloured pencils. You also have to purchase blenders and sharpeners. However, I have found one kit that really was impressive, however there were some downsides to it. I purchased Reeves Drawing & Sketching Complete Set back in January. I actually purchased it on E-Bay for about $9.00. It includes 10 coloured pencils (lemon yellow, orange, red, pink, violet, light blue, blue, leaf green, brown, black), 4 sketching pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), one graphite pencil (HB), 2 blending stumps, 1 sandpaper block, 3 small sheets of paper, 1 eraser, and one sharpener. As far as the coloured pencils go, they were all bright and vibrant, so I really liked that. They are blend-able, but they will leave marks if you use them roughly. They are not soft like Prismacolor, but if you use them a bit lightly, it does work the same as Prismacolor pencils. The sketching pencils were great. I always use the HB for sketching out and the others for shading. The shades are really bold and soft. The eraser wasn’t cheesy, it erased marks completely if needed. The sharpener was good. For some odd reason, I thought the blending stumps were for the coloured pencils. So I tried using the blending stumps on the coloured pencils to blend more, but it made messy marks and it was not enjoyable. I’ve heard they’re for charcoal or graphite and that I was using them wrong. So I haven’t used those as much. I have not used the sandpaper block because I never found it to be necessary. If I have extra time I will experiment with it. If you used the sandpaper block you can comment on how it works below. Anyways, I’d give Reeves 4.5 out of 5 stars because of it’s convenient price and the overall quality. If you use any products that you find absolutely great and amazing, let me know in the comments section. If you want me to review any art kits comment below and I will try to get them and make a review on my blog. Also, I will be making a Twitter account. I’ve heard it’s a great place to connect. I will be posting the link to that soon. I’ll post soon guys. Bye. 🙂

Reeves Website: http://www.reeves-art.com/

Prismacolor Website: http://www.prismacolor.com/home

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