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Erica @Instagram Art Ambassador 17 | Self taught • Shop

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  • After 100000 hours working on this cactus sketch, I’m still only halfway
  • After 100000 hours working on this cactus sketch, I’m still only halfway
  • 555 36 16 March, 2019
  • Little cactus study 🌵
  • Little cactus study 🌵
  • 541 32 3 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.
  • 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.
  • 2,594 68 21 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.
  • 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.
  • 1,472 55 14 February, 2019
  • Working on a rainbow rose for Valentine’s Day 🌹
  • Working on a rainbow rose for Valentine’s Day 🌹
  • 2,501 59 10 February, 2019
  • Close-up drawing of a branch
Pencils used: 8B, 3B, H
  • Close-up drawing of a branch
    Pencils used: 8B, 3B, H
  • 602 29 3 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?
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🎶 Darkside by Alan Walker
  • 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?
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    🎶 Darkside by Alan Walker
  • 976 40 5 January, 2019
  • @colesprouse drawn with @artezaofficial watercolours and watercolour pad. Please tag @colesprouse below!

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 😅)
  • @colesprouse drawn with @artezaofficial watercolours and watercolour pad. Please tag @colesprouse below!

    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 😅)
  • 1,352 57 3 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.
  • 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.
  • 767 13 30 December, 2018
  • Oil painting of blocks. The two separate stages represent transition and the ability to create new structures from the same materials.
  • Oil painting of blocks. The two separate stages represent transition and the ability to create new structures from the same materials.
  • 680 17 14 hours ago
  • Oil painting of a mask covered by blue cloth 💙 Swipe for progress —>
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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!
  • Oil painting of a mask covered by blue cloth 💙 Swipe for progress —>
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    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!
  • 1,063 20 16 December, 2018
  • Christmas lights drawn with @artezaofficial woodless pencils on @artezaofficial drawing pad🎄

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
  • Christmas lights drawn with @artezaofficial woodless pencils on @artezaofficial drawing pad🎄

    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
  • 1,039 25 9 December, 2018