Featured Artist: Kasey Golden
After studying Graphic Design in Tennessee and moving to Canada to live with my husband, I decided to start a YouTube channel to keep myself motivated to stay creative. If I’m not drawing hundreds of ants I’m participating in a silly art challenge, creating tutorials, tip videos, and overall trying to have as much fun as I can with my art. My goal with illustration has always been to make others laugh and smile, so finding a way to share that joy with others while also inspiring them to pick up a pencil has made YouTube both a fun and unexpected life-changing career!
Challenge: Feeling Buggy
Be inspired by this months featured artist, get out your magnifying glass and take a closer look at the tiny life forms around us. Focus on the busy, intricate details of creating a scene full of these little critters and imagine what they might get up to when you’re not looking and what characters or personalities they might have.
What was in the box?
The best time to get creative is in the moment, when witnessing a beautiful sunrise, or sat in a picturesque café by a bustling street. Unfortunately inspiration doesn’t always wait for a suitable time of day and some methods of painting are messy and inconvenient for portable use. Viviva Colorsheets are the easiest and most convenient watercolour set to paint with on the go. Each sheet is made of a super saturated layer of the colour deposited on paper. There are 16 intense and vibrant colours to choose from and there is no need to worry about any mess. Simply pick up this amazingly thin and lightweight watercolour set and paint and you will be able to get creative whenever you want and wherever you are.
Pentel Orenz Mechanical Pencil – https://amzn.to/2BTwtl2
This special mechanical pencil features a one-click anti-breaking system with a unique lead sleeve that retracts as the lead wears down, meaning it will still draw without needing to expose a lot of vulnerable lead. This exclusive design maximises lead protection and avoids any disturbance when using. The Orenz can also write at almost any angle without issue as the lead sleeve doesn’t snag the paper. With its easy and comfortable use, this mechanical pencil is set to revolutionise your drawing and even hides a handy little eraser under the clicker.
Milan Round Synthetic Brush 611
This small Milan round brush with a short wooden handle is a great companion to these watercolours. The matte-black finish and dipped silver end, combines with a nickel ferrule to give a very sleek and polished look. The synthetic bristles of the brush make it perfect for use with watercolour paints and other water-based techniques.
Windsor Newton Fineliner – https://amzn.to/2qVSZaL
A superior quality, black ink fineline pen with a tapered, steel-sheathed nib. This pen has a slightly longer barrel than standard, which is made from 100% recyclable polypropylene. It sits comfortably in the hand and allows for a variety of drawing and sketching styles. The fineliner contains a water-based pigment ink that is non-fading, water-resistant and acid-free. The consistent and reliable ink flow makes it perfect for your bringing your next sketch to life.
Bockingford Watercolour 300gsm – https://amzn.to/2NpcPm2
Beautiful English watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St. Cuthberts Mill. This is a high quality paper that is made by using pure materials to archival standards. Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. This is an extremely forgiving watercolour paper valued by both professional and amateur artists around the world.