Featured Artist: Emilie Jarrige “Sakuems”
Emilie Jarrige, known as Sakuems online, is a 32 year old French artist based in Clermont-Ferrand. She’s been self employed for nearly 7 years after art school and a management master’s degree. Her work is based on nature, sensuality and femininity. She enjoys creating beautiful women around fantasy, magic and natural elements with a colourful style and a strong interest in emotions and meditating poses. Sakuems has also worked on her YouTube channel for nearly a decade, creating videos featuring time lapse processes, tutorials and fun challenges. She has also release 2 colouring books based on her work, both in print and digital. She supports herself with her Etsy store that she manages alone, along with YouTube and Patreon. Currently working on a new colouring book around Dark Fantasy and an illustrated novel she is going to release through a crowd-funding campaign with sneak peek on her Patreon page this Autumn. You can follow her work on all her social medias.
This month we are delving into the world of colouring and although we are giving you a sheet to colour, we also want you to create your very own colouring project. Be inspired by our featured artist and create (copy and save) a piece of work that could be coloured over and over again in different ways, by you or your friends.
ScrawlrTip: To get an even flat colour with your pencils try using them against the grain. If you always colour in the same direction, you are more likely to see the pencil strokes. Try colouring or blending in the opposite direction and see the difference it makes.
What was in the box?
Staedtler Super Soft Coloured Pencils – https://amzn.to/2WHFeHB
Staedtler have long been creating high quality pencils and have recently expanded their offering with a new art range. These classic hexagonal shape colour pencils are manufactured from certified wood from sustainably managed forests. The super soft colour leads give particularly high coverage and the amazingly bright colours work effectively on both white and black paper.
Derwent Blender & Burnisher Pencils – https://amzn.to/2VztxGh
The Blender pencil is a soft colourless pencil that allows you to blend two or more colours together. It mixes and smooths colours, so individual strokes and hard edges are softened. The Burnisher is a hard colourless pencil which when used over layers of pigment provides a rich polished finish.
Mobius + Ruppert Double Hole Sharpener – https://amzn.to/2WFEUJx
This wedge shaped magnesium pencil sharpener has one hole for graphite pencils (8mm diameter) and one for coloured pencils (11mm diameter). A premium artist’s quality sharpener with replaceable M+R quality blades, made in Germany, from specially hardened steel.
Koh-I-Noor 8750 Progresso Woodless Pencil – https://amzn.to/2JEgr3E
These lacquer coated pencils don’t have a traditional wooden casing, giving you a pure stick of colour that can be used in many different ways. It has five times more coverage potential than a normal coloured pencil and can be sharpened in any standard sharpener. The solid lead gives each pencil added heft, with each pencil weighing in at 12g.
Pilot V Ball 0.7 Black – https://amzn.to/2VZOHNg
Not many pens can draw with the same ease as the Pilot VBall. The tough cone shaped tip is resilient enough to take whatever life throws at you. The liquid ink gives a pure dense colour, and the ink regulator system ensures that the flow is consistent to the last drop. The 0.7mm tip gives a 0.4mm medium line perfect for outlining your sketches and adding detail, before filling with colour.
YPO Jumbo Graphite Pencil
This thick barrelled graphite pencil has an ergonomic triangular design. The shape encourages correct grip for fatigue-free effortless drawing. Not a standard pencil by any means but maybe the size and shape will give you more control over your sketches.
West Design Sketch Book
An A5 stapled sketchbook with a pearlescent purple cover, containing 40, 140gsm pages. The perfect place to create your very own colouring book.