Ok so I’m not an artist in the true sense of the word, I’m a colourist. I colour in other people’s beautiful art work. Do you think it’s a waste of money buying top end artists materials just for colouring? I don’t, I get so much pleasure from colouring, it keeps me mentally balanced and I really enjoy it. My colouring has improved immensely since I started buying artist quality materials. You really do get what you pay for!
So I currently have the full set of Caran D’ache Luminance and 40 Pablos, full set of Polychromos, full set of Prismacolors and the full set of Marco Renoirs. Ok I acknowledge that I have enough pencils LOL I really don’t think there are any more pencils that I want or need I have pretty much the major brands covered so I’m not even going to think about more pencils.
Now I’m thinking backgrounds. I have Ezyshaid and a set of Pebbles Chalks plus some soft pastels. In my last order from the art shop I got a pan pastel to try. Omg they are gorgeous, so soft and velvety and you can layer them up from really pale translucent to dark opaque. They feel like a really good quality product, but they are expensive. You really do get value for money though as a little goes a long way.
I think this will be my next purchase and then I can finally stop and just replace individual pencils as they run out.
I am so happy with all my materials; they give me a lot of pleasure. I work on the basis that reading and colouring are my only hobbies and I don’t drink or smoke so why not indulge myself with a nice quality item occasionally!