Featured Artist: Bokkei
Online I go by the name Bokkei but my name is Maria Björnbom Öberg. I work as a tattoo artist in Östersund, Sweden, by day and during the evenings I draw. A lot. I have been drawing since I was very young, with a mother who was very creative and drew a lot. She made sure that we always had loads of art supples at home, so I could always find something to draw with. I went to art oriented college and spent two years at Östersunds art school, but I think it is the countless hours spent drawing at home that have helped me develop my techniques the most.
I have always been fascinated by drawing skin and I never seem to get tired of trying to capture faces on paper. I love to try and experiment with new materials and at various times I’ve had different favourites. For a while I only worked with oil colour, then it was aquarelle and after that markers, the last couple of years I have been using mostly colour pencils and I often combine them with markers. There is an ocean of different brands and types of pencils and I always find new materials that I want to try out. I really hope you like this months supplies and maybe you’ll find some new favourite materials to work with!
Challenge: Honey Bee
What was in the box?
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils – http://amzn.to/2aHINcU
These professional quality coloured pencils have a soft waterproof, wax lead. They contain superior pigments which give amazing lightfastness and colour brilliance. Polychromos leads can be sharpened to a very fine point allowing them to be used with fine detail, as well as cover large areas with colour.
Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Round – http://amzn.to/2bo9eWm
The thinnest and most agile eraser line on the market! The 2.3mm round eraser can be advanced forward with a single push of the top. The design of the holder facilitates precise movements and includes a clip for easy carrying. The eraser is refillable, and is the same high quality eraser that Tombow is famous for.
Twin Tip Magic Marker – http://amzn.to/2bnEIHU
Magic Markers have both Chisel and Fine tips in a coordinated colour range, and can be used on many different surfaces. They contain new xylene-free inks that are virtually odourless and completely safe to use.
Single Hole Metal Pencil Sharpener – http://amzn.to/2aHJgfb
We couldn’t give you a box that included a bunch of cool pencils without the ability to keep them sharp. Its a simple solution but will keep your Polychromos sharp while you take them through their paces.
Hahnemuhle Lana Pastel Paper- http://amzn.to/2aHJkvB
We always want to provide you with a sample of quality paper to test out your supplies on and this month we’ve selected two shades of 160gsm, 76lbs Pastel paper from Hahnemuhle in Dark Grey and Pearl.