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Featured Artist: Gemma Stylz
Gemma Stylz, born in Lambeth London 1982. She completed two Higher National Diplomas in Fine Art and Illustration at Northbrook College, 2006. Stylz (formerly Pallat) works in a wide range of mediums and has an extensive range of work on paper in traditional pencil mediums and coloured Markers. Specialising in figurative illustration and portraiture with detailed embellishments, Her designs have been adapted from over a decade of professional tattooing experience from across four continents. Known works are held in private collections internationally including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the USA and the UK. Recent exhibitions include Sydney’s annual ‘Cranium’ exhibition, and solo show ‘Satori’ at Tora Sumi in Balmain, NSW, and she is well know across the international tattoo convention circuit. A few Influences include the surrealist illustrator James Jean, hyper realism artist Joel Rea and Japanese figurative portrait artist Ozabu. She is currently resident artist and proprietor at Great Lakes Studio in NSW Australia, where she produces custom tattoos & merchandise and holds regular solo and joint exhibitions.
Challenge: Nature’s Eye
With help and inspiration from Gemma Stylz we’re exploring the art of pencil sketching. Experiment with the range of pencil grades and get drawing. Of course we also added a few other supplies to add a little something extra to your pencil work.
What was in the box?
Derwent Graphic Graphite Pencil Tin – http://amzn.to/2l5dYU0
A good drawing starts with a good pencil and there are few better than the classic Derwent Graphic. Containing a selection of grades: 8B, 6B, 4B, 2B, HB and 2H, for a great variety of hard and soft drawing leads. This set even contains a pencil sharpener.
Pentel Superb Tech Needlepoint Pen – http://amzn.to/2l9LLel
A variation of Pentel’s original ballpoint pen that uses oil based ink and a needle tip point for precise lines when drawing. The pen tip is also cleaned each time the cap is replaced to keep a neat, thin fine line.
Artline 220 Superfine 0.2mm – http://amzn.to/2kAynwE
Add a splash of colour to lift your drawing with the Artline 220, a high quality fineline pen with a 0.2mm Polyacetal resin tip. The brightly coloured water based ink is Xylene free, instant drying and smear proof.
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen – http://amzn.to/2ki0IeV
One of the world’s finest gel pens, created by the company who invented gel ink, Sakura. Use the smooth flowing, consistent white ink of this pen to add those extra highlights to your work. The ink is of archival quality, waterproof and fade resistant.
Derwent Art Eraser Dual Pack – http://amzn.to/2l5qzGR
The soft art eraser contains charcoal for gentle and effective erasing, causing less damage to the paper. The harder white eraser is ideal for all standard erasing. Both are PVC and Latex free, non crumbly.
Seawhite A5 Sketchbook – http://amzn.to/2ki0C73
A great all round workbook with a card cover and 40 pages of all-media 140gsm FSC™ paper. Perfect for pencil sketching and testing out your new supplies.