Thursday, April 27, 2017

Over The Rainbow




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As if I haven't posted enough about Jane Davenport  this year already, she has a new class that I had to take and talk about. Almost every week with a new lesson I thought "wow, Jane has really brought it this time!"

"Over the Rainbow" takes us through one of Jane's favorite books and movies,  the "Wizard of Oz". I will admit I've never been much of a fan of the Wizard of Oz, those flying monkeys are terrifying but I love Janes teaching style and her dedication to new techniques in each class. 

While exploring each character, Jane has woven in new skills that she never had before. This course goes over oiled charcoal, perspective drawing, and face profile drawing! All of them are advanced techniques but Jane breaks them down into approachable steps that with practice can be accomplished.

"Over the Rainbow" also used a number of the products from Jane's new mixed media line at Michaels.

This class isn't a beginner class, well if you want to it is, there's no fear in trying anything. If you love Jane Davenport or the Wizard of Oz, you'll love the class!

Have you taken any classes this year? 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sketchworthy Reads-Gal Meets Glam

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// sketch worthy reads- Gal Meets glam

Gal Meets Glam is a fashion blog run by Julia Engel. She describes her blog as "a source for inspiration that covers everything from fashion and beauty to home and travel. "



Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// sketch worthy reads- Gal Meets glam




Julia started Gal Meets Glam when she was a junior in college and wanted to start "something" without knowing what something ones. One a whim, she signed up for blogger and soon spent all her free time learning how to perfect the art of blogging and she really has.



I like Gal Meets Glam because she has a very gentle and feminine aesthetic is everything she posts. 


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty has been a favorite of mine since I was a baby! How could it not be?! She's so cute and friendly. 


Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Hello Kitty

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter

Happy Easter!!

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!"  Luke 24:5b-6a, NIV

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Easter

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My Go- To Illustration Tools






I love trying new supplies, yet there's a few essentials I'll always turn to. I'm not too caught up in brand or price, good art supplies can come from anywhere but  there are some supplies that stand out amongst the others time and again. 

Sketchbook/ Watercolor Sketchbook


  My favorite sketchbook for practicing is the Masters Touch brand at Hobby Lobby. It has 150 pages of 70lb paper that is smooth and bright white. It's easy to draw on and it really is the best deal that I have found.  
Since the Masters Touch Sketchbook is 60lb it is not sturdy enough to hold up go watercolor. I haven't come across my favorite watercolor paper brand yet but a few good ones are Strathmore, Jane Davenport Mixed Media, or Artists Loft.

Pencils

  When I practice I normally use colored pencil because it doesn't smudge.  Prismacolor makes a few types of very good colored pencils and Jane Davenport has Magic Wands. 
  
 When I sketch for a painting I use etasable pencils, either a basic no. 2 pencil or col-erase by prismacolor.

Ink

  Before I paint, I outline my sketches and. The most important part of that is having a waterproof pen. Regular ball point pens will run when water is applied over them so you must look for something labeled "permanent". 

  I like the Micron pens and Sharpie Stylo Pens. Microns lay down velvety and Sharpie Stylos are the most durable pen I have found. 

Watercolor


  Watercolor is not hard to find, you can pick them up at any store and it's great to start out with. As you become more experienced you see that quality can vary a lot among watercolor. It is also a very personal thing, one might think one brand is perfect and another person doesn't.  

 The watercolors I use most often are the Koi Sketchbox and Jane Davenport's Mixed Media Brights and Neutrals.  

What are your go-to supplies

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Jane Davenport Mixed Media Brights Watercolor Review

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I found a unicorn!!! The day I found out Michaels had one Jane Davenort Mixed Media Brights Palette in stock was one of the most exciting days.  I already had the neutrals palette and was kicking myself for not scooping up  the brights at the time.

I opened them up and started swatching. Like the neutrals they are creamy and rich. It doesn't take much to pick up a good amount of color on the brush and just as the name says, they are bright. They dry just about as  bright and vibrant as they are when you first use them, most watercolors dry lighter than when you are painting with them.

The JDMM brights set is made up of cool colors and they are all really  pretty. It contains your three cool primaries but the other colors are fun, unique colors with names that are equally as fun (like 70s eye shadow and kiss kiss).  Since the colors are more specialized I don't think the brights are meant to be your main watercolor set. Combining it with the neutrals can make a nice palette but not one of traditional colors.


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I use my Koi Sketchbox set most and I think they have more basic, everyday colors than Jane's set. The two sets are close in quality and complement each other well.  The koi set doesn't have strong pinks and purples where JDMM has many and they are very. Similar in blues and greens, the koi set has basic blues and Jane has turquoise shades.

The colors in Jane's brights and neutrals match most of the colors in the Magic Wands set, so it's perfect for adding finishing details.

Have you tried any of the Jane Davenport Mixed Media products? What did you think of them? Jane created a FREE mixed media class to lean about her products and techniques you can sign up for here.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

April Showers


Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// April Showers




It's the rainy season and not only is it a pain but it also takes its toll on your clothes, hair, and accessories. So what are the best things to have to help you face a rainy day? 

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- rain coat
  Rain coats don't have to be boxy or ugly. 


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- rain boots
   Rain boots are cute in fall or spring as is but they're cute and functional when it's raining! 
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- umbrella
 Pop open a bubble umbrella and go singing in the rain.
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- waterproof phone cover
   Protect your phone from downpours. 
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- bag cover
 And all your treasures
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- hairband or hair tie
 Don't mess or frizz your hair 

What are your rainy day essentials?