Featured Artist: Si Mitchell
The current the UK ILLUSTRATION CHAMPION after winning in 2017/18. He is an illustrator and street artist currently living in Cambridgeshire, he has produced artwork for Green Day, Mcfly, the Midnight Beast, BBC, e4, YouTube, Mountain Dew, amongst many many others. His artwork is comical and colourful with loads of character. He loves to paint on all surfaces and the bigger the better! He also loves to hear from people who enjoy his work, so feel free to say hello! Punk and ska is his favourite music and he is hugely into comics and star wars……….yes he is a huge huge geek (feel free to test him). He paints loads with friends all over the place, if you have a wall of any type or drawings that need doing……..get in contact with him!!! He loves a challenge!!!
Challenge: Paper Tiger
This month we want you to get inspired by the illustrative, street art style of our featured artist and create some green, gold and chrome masterpieces. Explore the meaning behind the challenge phrase and try to create something that may not be as threatening as it may first appear.
ScrawlrTip: These markers work on most surfaces, so don’t feel like you have to stick to the paper included. Use the paper to swatch the supplies and sketch out your ideas, but why not find a different surface to get creative with. An old skateboard, flower pot or even an empty milk carton. There are lots of strange objects that could use your creativity, so why not try painting an item that isn’t paper.
What was in the box?
Pilot Pintor Marker – https://amzn.to/2Xdn0lN
The Pintor (‘painter’ in Spanish) is the perfect addition to any creative toolbox. It’s a water-based paint marker which is suitable for use on all surfaces. The surface properties influence whether it is permanent or non-permanent. On porous surfaces like wood, paper or cardboard it is permanent. Whilst it is removable on non-porous surfaces such as plastic, glass and metal by wiping with a damp cloth and washing-up liquid. It’s important to prime the markers before use. Remove the packaging by twisting the cap, then shake about 20 times. Prime the tip by pressing down several times onto a scrap of paper until the ink appears. The tip material is very strong and durable and the paint is quick drying.
Molotow Liquid Chrome – https://amzn.to/2ITzRR7
This Liquid Chrome Marker from Molotow features a medium 2mm tip. This exciting alcohol-based marker allows you to create high-gloss mirrored effects. It will write on almost any surface, and is highly pigmented for great opacity. Permanent, scratch and abrasion proof, this unique tool will allow you to add metallic accents to your artwork. This is not just another silver marker, the ink in this pen has a true chrome finish that we know you will love.
Milan Graphite Pencil
This high quality graphite pencil has and ergonomic triangular barrel. We have chosen the hard H lead, making it suitable for drawing fine, technical lines. The lead creates a uniform stroke and is resistant to breakage due to its LPS (Lead Protection System) which strengthens the lead by sticking it to the wood, which is sourced from sustainable forests. This is a great pencil for lightly sketching out your work before adding line and colour work.
Milan 430 Eraser – https://amzn.to/2Yg2SM6
A great combination of design and functionality, these Milan erasers have a unique vintage style. This soft synthetic rubber square eraser can be used to erase a wide range of graphite pencil strokes from all types of paper. Unlike natural rubber, this synthetic rubber eraser won’t dry out.
Canaletto Liscio 125gsm Paper
Canaletto Papers encompass Italian papermaking art with a touch of cotton, creating strength and beauty, durability and class. Paper sheets produced with 20% cotton and 80% ECF (Elementary Chlorine Free) wood-free primary pulp responsibly sourced.