Get busy and get buzzing with this month's featured artist, Bokkei. Create the life of a honey bee with this box of supplies, including Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, a round Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, a Twin Tip Magic Marker, a Single Hole Metal Pencil Sharpener and Hahnemuhle Lana Pastel Paper.
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!
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
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
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
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
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.