Saturday, 22 October 2011
More Freebies from Derwent!
Remember when Derwent sent me some samples from their pastel ranges to try out recently? Well, I was a bit cheeky: I figured, 'don't ask, don't get'...
I've often thought that it would be nice if people who come to my SketchCrawl days, who often stick to regular pencils to sketch, could try out new art materials. But it's a costly business, buying media to try out, especially if you don't get on with them and it turns out to be wasted money. So, I asked Derwent if they would be interested in sponsoring us.
And those lovely folk up in beautiful Cumberland said 'yes of course', and sent me another big box of tricks! There are two huge tins of pastel sticks and similarly big tins of their coloured pencils, plus two sample tins of their Inktense watercolour pencils (I've heard they are great, but never tried them before now), and even two tins of metallic coloured pencils. Good eh?
But that's not all... They also sent us a selection of sketchbooks:
Since we almost always get members of the public approaching us when we are out sketching, and they often want to join in, it will be lovely to be able to carry a spare sketchbook that they can borrow. Most of the ones Derwent have sent have serrated pages, which means people have the choice of leaving their sketch in the book for us to add to our gallery, or taking it home with them. Perfect.