At the London Graphics Centre
If you've followed my blog for a while, specifically if you've been keeping up with my illustration work, then you would've noticed that I don't really paint with watercolours anymore. Watercolours used to be my favourite medium, and they still are, except I rarely have the time or the space to watch paint dry...(pun intended). So sometime in December last year, I was invited to the pre-launch of Winsor & Newton's newest product, The Pigment Markers. It was a lovely evening of drinks and chats with fellow designers and creative bloggers.The pigment markers are essentially the bridge between watercolours and sharpie pens—this is probably not what the press release says but it's how I see them! They dry to touch within seconds, but can be "reactivated", so you're never really finished. I can get the fluidity and workability of watercolours, but the intensity and flexibility of a sharpie. Of course with any new medium, there's always a learning curve attached. I haven't quite learned how to blend them like watercolours yet, so I've been using inks (as above) to experiment with blending techniques. I reckon these are great if you naturally work with sharpies but want more fluidity in your work. But if you're more of a guache or a watercolour guy/gal, then I'd say they take a few tries before you really get it right...for me at least. I'm super pleased with the product, and look forward to creating art with these bad boys. Thanks for the guys at Winsor & Newton and the London Graphic Centre for gifting these products to try.
Get yours here at the London Graphics Centre, in-store or online.
Note (This is a sponsored post): I always find it jarring to read blogs that heavily feature sponsored posts without reflecting genuine affinity for the said product. I've been conscious to keep this blog honest above all else. Having said that, this post serves as a perfect prototype for any future brand endeavours. Here's a company that I've been buying products from since pursuing my Art & Design career, so it was an absolute pleasure to work with a company that I'm already tied to.
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