The March 21 Scrawlrbox has arrived, amidst the usual squeals of excitement from me! I have to say I haven’t yet received a box I have been disappointed with.
The box this time is dedicated to “the beauty of the hand drawn line”. Using lines to draw anything you want, to see how the line style and type affects your work. I can’t wait to see where this takes me!
The featured artist is Shane Vorhaben @svorhaben. He has a unique style and it’s one that I really like, and I think I can probably work with this as a style and so I’m looking forward to learning about this. My personal doodle style was always lines and shapes filled in with colour, so this feels nicely familiar.
The box contains:
- 3 coloured Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush pens – in Scarlett Red, Sky Blue and May Green India Ink with brush tip.
- Uni PIN Brush pen in Grey Water and Fade proo, Pigment ink great for adding shadows
- Uni-Ball Signo Gelstick Pen – Black 0.7mm nib for fine details
- Uni PIN 1.0mm Black Pen – Water and Fade proof Pigment ink
- Derwent 2B Graphic Pencil
- A5 Drawing Pad, 12 sheets in 250gsm weight
- The Zine telling me all about this months pack
- The Featured Artist card with a fab picture to inspire me
- And of course the colour coordinated sweet is a Refreshers sour – cant wait to eat that!
So lets get started by swatching the different colours and pens:
The ScrawlrChallenge is “LeadingLines” and here is my interpretation of that in a couple of images:
For the Vase I used the pencil to put down initial ideas then I use the Gelstick pen to add permanent features. Next I added the Pitt pen colours to the image; after this I used the Uni Brush Grey pen to add shadows and finally finished with the black Uni Pin 1.0mm to add outer line weight. Everything flowed nicely, worked exactly as I expected and just sat really well together. Adding the dashed lines to the background was fun, I definitely need to practice that so they flow in a pattern!
For the Hearts, I used the UniBall 1.0mm pen to draw, added the grey shadows with the Gray Brush pen then went to colour with the Pitt pens. Unfortunately I found that the Pitt pen smeared the black so I was unable to add any great colour, so I just added the main main heart colour carefully and then filled in the two initials. I left the rest of the picture as is, I really didn’t want to smear the black pen everywhere.
This is a really great set. I have actually just bought myself some Pitt pens so was mildly disappointed with it – but ONLY for that reason. Such is the risk you take buying mystery boxes! I love Pitt Pens, I haven’t used them yet and been unhappy. I just need to remember that they will smear my black pens, otherwise its great for drawing and colouring and being a brush nib – great for lettering projects too!
Another bonus – I loaded up to Instagram, tagged the artist and he liked my post – I cant ask for more than that! I love to interact with the artist, it shows me that they are interested in the box they have added their name too.
Scrawlrbox – you’ve done it again!
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