Go with the flow... Explore the whimsical and wonderful characteristics of watercolour as you capture the essence of personality in your paintings. The May '22 box contains a pack of 12 custom Peerless Watercolour Sheets, a Pentel Side FX Mechanical Pencil, a Bruynzeel Kneadable Eraser, a Zahn Custom Angled Brush in size 8 and an A5 West Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper Pad. Get inspired by our featured artist, Arleesha Yetzer, and see what you can create!
Most of my childhood was spent in southern California. I always loved drawing and creating characters, but never really considered it as a career path until life had already led me through college and the births of my two children. While learning to draw, raising two children, and being overworked and undervalued at an unfulfilling job, I started to see the potential in sharing my art journey with the internet in 2017. What started as a documentation of the learning process has grown into a heartfelt sharing of how surreal watercolor portrait painting can be a binding force for relating and sharing the human experience. My YouTube channel has grown into a community of over 200 thousand artists and art lovers. I love reading, playing video games with my family, and soaking up the quietness of life in rural Pennsylvania.
In this months box we’re encouraging you to experiment with expressing personality through watercolour. Take inspiration from the whimsy of Surrealism, what colours represent the moment you are in right now? Allow your paint to flow into your figures and portraits to form your unique character traits.
Peerless Watercolour Sheets, Pack of 12 Custom Colours
Get creative with this custom palette of colours that was specially selected by none other than our featured artist herself. The perfect travel companion, for watercolour on the go. The concentrated deposit of high intensity pigment on each sheet ensure vibrant and intense colour for any painting project. They are very versatile and can be used by adding water directly to each sheet to activate the pigment, or you can gather pigment onto a damp brush and transfer it to a palette for colour mixing or diluting. Just be sure to double check which side you use – for reference the names of the colours are printed on the back of each sheet and the pigment is layered on the other side.
Pentel Side FX Mechanical Pencil
This innovative pencil design is equipped with a large retractable easer and a convenient side button for lead dispensary, so you can extend your lead without even needing to lift your hand from its drawing position. Its unique hexagonal barrel and rubber grip provides comfort for extended use and it also features a handy pocket clip perfect for slipping into any pocket or bag for easy transport and on the go sketching.
Bruynzeel Kneadable Eraser (Pink or Yellow)
This easer is a versatile little tool perfect for erasing not only graphite but also charcoal or pastel. The tacky surface of this eraser is ideal for lifting pencil marks from paper and can also be shaped and formed into any desired configuration required for precise erasing.
Zahn Custom Angled Brush, Size 8
Founded in 1907, a German brush maker that stands for expertise in brush manufacture. This paint brush is no exception and its densely packed bristles are designed to hold water and pigment, allowing for perfect control over the flow of colour from brush to paper. This brush will hold a precise fine point for detail, springing back into shape after every stroke and will reliably deposit pigment evenly and consistently every time.
West Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper Pad, A5, 10 Sheets
This hot pressed paper features a lovely smooth, non-textured base that is ideal for artworks that require seamless blending, effortless gradients and fine detailed illustrations. It is a perfect pairing for any water-based medium including watercolour, acrylic and gouache and its crisp white colouring will capture the vibrant pigments that you put down.