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Post Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:49 am

duey wrote:Graham, what kind of paper are you using? I've done that before too but never with that result.

I've never mixed anything with colored pencil so I couldn't give advice on it.


I'm using Q brand "Sketch Pad for Artists" 150 gsm acid-free drawing paper. Never heard of Q brand before but it's all the university bookstore carries. It was a fairly large sneeze... and I guess it didn't really eat straight through the paper, but it made it much more thin in certain places and left a bunch of semi-transparent, wrinkled circles once it dried.
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Post Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:50 am

straycat wrote:I've read about the DERWENT COLOURSOFT pencils...
they said it's the softest pencil ever, rich colours and BLENDS easily.
This may be worth checking out.


That sounds like my kind of pencil !!
haven't noticed them over here in Oz yet, but will be sure to try them out
when I do.
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Post Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:23 pm

GREAT!

blurhead wrote:
straycat wrote:I've read about the DERWENT COLOURSOFT pencils...
they said it's the softest pencil ever, rich colours and BLENDS easily.
This may be worth checking out.


That sounds like my kind of pencil !!
haven't noticed them over here in Oz yet, but will be sure to try them out
when I do.


YEE HAAThats fantstic!!! Now I have blown a 100bucks(which is...100bucks?)
on Verithin prisma cps(for writing mostly)and prisma color premier, which I don't see anygreat diff. than the ones you get at wal-wart? :roll: Folks? Impulse buying is really bad for the household budget.(great, now Brians gonna brag about his set of 72 on e-bay for 20 bucks) :lol: :lolAGAIN
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:40 pm

I've noticed that on eBay, there is quite a variation in prices. For example, looking at Prismacolor Premier pencils sets. I have seen a set of 12 sell for $9, $12, $20, and $25. A set of 24 may go for $20, $25, $30, or more. A set of 48 may go for $30, $45, $50, $60, etc. And Brian Duey bought a set of 72 for $20. Is there no consistency?!? How is it that you can get a set of 48 for only $5 more than the most expensive set of 12? They are all the same pencils! On most sites they generally go for a little more than $1 US a piece. How come sometimes they cost much less and sometimes they cost much more? Also, the shipping on these things is ridiculous, I guess that's where the sellers make all of their money. I bought a huge guitar amp from the states and shipping was $30. On some coloured pencil sets the shipping is $25! For a tiny package that doesn't even weight half a pound, compared to my 50lb amp! I can't believe it!
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Post Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:30 pm

damn, i bought my 72 pencil prismacolor set for like 80 bucks back in 02..

...guess the good prices go to the good artist lol
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:09 am

Graham wrote:I bought a huge guitar amp from the states and shipping was $30.
What kind of amp? I have a Peavy Revolution right now..I bought it on discount(it had a big gouge in the wood in shipping) Its a solid state that brags about sounding deep like tubes...I'm kind of not satisfied with it,don't sound hot enough.
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:24 am

I bought a set of 72 on ebay for $20, but there is a girl in my drawing 2 class that got a set of 132 for $60 in a store.

Well this is a drawing for my Drawing 2 class. The start anyway..

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We're not allowed to use black and we're supposed to the compliments to shade but that doesn't work for me. I just used sepia to shade...and alot of colorless blender to smooth and blend. (Done on illustration board)
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:07 pm

quicksdraw wrote:Graham wrote:I bought a huge guitar amp from the states and shipping was $30.
What kind of amp? I have a Peavy Revolution right now..I bought it on discount(it had a big gouge in the wood in shipping) Its a solid state that brags about sounding deep like tubes...I'm kind of not satisfied with it,don't sound hot enough.


A Crate CA-30DG Acoustic amp. It's actually not a huge amp, only 30 watts, but huge in comparison to a tin of coloured pencils!
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:12 pm

Fine jug

bravoc-88 wrote:I bought a set of 72 on ebay for $20, but there is a girl in my drawing 2 class that got a set of 132 for $60 in a store.

Well this is a drawing for my Drawing 2 class. The start anyway..

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We're not allowed to use black and we're supposed to the compliments to shade but that doesn't work for me. I just used sepia to shade...and alot of colorless blender to smooth and blend. (Done on illustration board)
I thinks that's a right perty jug!!! I like the color of it. Good job on that!
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