On my website www.pastelsandpencils.com I have a page called "Art Materials and Other Resources" which identifies all the art materials and art suppliers I use - pastels, coloured pencils, pen and ink, paper, sketchbooks - and the rest! I started to develop this page last year. Gradually I've added in all the different items - and associated images - and it's now one of the most popular pages on the site. I guess we're always interested, whether clients or fellow artists, in what materials people use for their work!
I realised just recently I'd never formally 'signposted' about its existence from this blog so this post is to remedy that omission. I've always been very grateful to the people who had websites which shared information as I developed my artwork and tried different things - and it's a pleasure to share the information I have - even if it did take a bit of time to sort it all out!
While some products I use will continue to find favour over time (e.g. I've been using the Daler Rowney black hard back drawing book with perforated pages for the last 15 years or so) others will change - for various reasons eg as my artwork develops, as I try a different material or as a new product is produced which I really like. Thus the page will always be kept updated - but it won't stray outside the range of products which I use or have tried - and I'll comment on anything new in this journal first. In future, besides new products, the main development will be to link to relevant blog posts in this journal. I think I have most of them identified under the category 'art supplies' (see right hand column)
The resources page also includes links to "Resources for Artists" - my squidoo lenses which provide a wide range of links from various websites covering information about different media
How about you:
- Do you write about your art materials on your blog or website? (That's a cue Casey!)
- Do you have a link to one place where people can find what you have to say? For example, do you use 'art supplies' as a label or category on your blog?
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