Erica @Instagram Art Ambassador
17 | Self taught
After 100000 hours working on this cactus sketch, I’m still only halfway
5553616 March, 2019
Little cactus study 🌵
541323 March, 2019
2015 vs 2019 🌹 Which is your favourite?
I’m really proud of both of these, especially since the 2015 rose was the first proper coloured pencil drawing I did. However, I definitely think my blending has improved, along with details and tonal contrast.
2,5946821 February, 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day (swipe for closeup)🌹 I used @artezaofficial professional coloured pencils and toned grey sketch pad.
I can only say one thing about these colouring pencils - they are incredible! 72 pencils provided a wonderful range of colours, and the pencils are the perfect combination of super soft and easy to blend yet still opaque and work to layer. The white pencil deserves special praise; I’ve searched a long time for one which is opaque enough to be layered on top of darker colours, and this pencil does it far better than any other brand I’ve used. The best part is that these colouring pencils are massively cheaper than Prismacolors, Faber Castell and Caran D’ache, yet the pencils are equally as good, if not better. I loved the paper tone since I could use it as a mid-tone, but I would have preferred it to be slightly thicker since I added many layers and it became slightly indented at the back.
1,4725514 February, 2019
Working on a rainbow rose for Valentine’s Day 🌹
2,5015910 February, 2019
Close-up drawing of a branch
Pencils used: 8B, 3B, H
602293 February, 2019
6h —> 1 min. Timelapse of my @colesprouse portrait, made with @artezaofficial watercolours and paper. I really enjoyed the process and materials so I’ll probably try this again. Should I do more timelapses? Do you find them helpful?
🎶 Darkside by Alan Walker
I absolutely loved using these watercolours that @artezaofficial sent me. 36 half pans provided an incredible colour range and they blended perfectly. Even better, the paper was thick enough that it didn’t dissolve under my many, many layers of water, and the rough texture was ideal for watercolours. The only slight problem was that there was no white, but there is an entire extra row where you can add your own pans. Overall, I would highly recommend these.
This is my first time doing a watercolour portrait, and only my second time doing a coloured portrait, so it was really fun to try out. Keep an eye out for the timelapse of this drawing which will be posted in a few days! (Sorry for the long caption 😅)
1,352573 January, 2019
Ink drawing of a shell 🐚 This was my first time using this type of ink, and it took a while to get used to building up tones with ink washes.
7671330 December, 2018
Oil painting of blocks. The two separate stages represent transition and the ability to create new structures from the same materials.
6801714 hours ago
Oil painting of a mask covered by blue cloth 💙 Swipe for progress —>
The aim behind this piece was to see how far it is possible to distort something before it becomes unrecognisable, and if you can recognise something when just given key features, such as eyes, a nose and a mouth. Comment below if you knew what it was!
I love these colouring pencils that @artezaofficial sent me to try out! Firstly, they’re woodless so they look super aesthetic and are a comfortable weight. For there only being 24 pencils, the range of colours was excellent so they are perfect for colourful, vivid drawings. The only problem that I encountered was that the pigment is quite hard and waxy, so at times it was difficult to blend them and layer them. As for the paper, the thickness and quality is perfect for colouring pencils, and the texture is also ideal. Overall, I’m quite happy with the pencils and I love the paper, and they are great quality for a low cost, making them the perfect Christmas present! #arteza#artezapencils