Many people ask me what kind of pencils I use for my drawings, and what kind of coloured pencils and paper. So I made a selection of all kind of materials which I always use and which I find the best, and I posted this on my website Remrov’s Artwork
Over the years I have tried a lot of different brands of drawing materials and I found out that there is quite a lot of difference. Some pencil break more easily for example, and some coloured pencil brands are just more vibrant than others.
The drawing down below is one of my first. I did this one completely with graphite pencils of the brand Steadtler.
This drawing down here, my bearded dragon drawing, I did with coloured pencils from the brand Faber Castell Polychromos. The colours are very vibrant and they are quite soft and easy to work with. The pencils are a bit thinker though than other pencil so make sure you get a special Faber Castell pencil sharpener as well. You can find this on my website.
And down here you see my cockatoo drawing. The cockatoo itself I did with graphite mostly, but the darkest parts and the dark background I did with charcoal pencils. Graphite pencils are great and I use them all the time, but when you make something too dark with graphite pencils it starts to shine, so for the darker parts you need charcoal pencil instead.
Have a look at the selection I made. It will save you a lot of time and money since I have already gone through the whole process of finding the right brand and materials.
I made something totally different for a change. Not long ago I saw a video of master penman Jake Weidmann. There are actually 12 master penmen all over the world. They are all masters at handwriting and calligraphy. After watching the video I was very inspired to try something with calligraphy myself, because many people tell me that my handwriting looks so neat. This is the result. It’s 18 x 24 inch. The words ‘Never Give Up’ mean a lot to me. No matter how difficult things get, you should Never Give Up!
In April this year I received the great news that I was nominated as an official nominee to receive an INAP (International Naturally Autistic People) award. The INAP celebrates the talents of autistic people and the awards ceremony would take place in Vancouver during the 8th Annual World Autism Festival from September 28th to October 4th. I was a nominee in the category of visual arts representing Canada.
On Sunday night October 1st, very early in the morning, I flew to Vancouver to attend the awards ceremony. I couldn’t attend the World Autism Festival the whole week, because that was just too expensive. The awards ceremony started at 4pm with a meet and greet, red carpet media coverage, and interviews. I met amazing people from Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan and many other countries. It was amazing. At 6pm the awards ceremony itself began. There were many performances of artists who were also official nominees. The awards were divided into a few different categories — visual arts, performing arts, excellence in technology and great work done by individuals and organizations for the autistic community. I won the the third prize in the category of visual arts. The second prize went to an artist from the Philippines and the first to an artist from Taiwan.
It was an amazing experience and I hope to be there again next year.
The last few days I have been working hard on my new snow leopard drawing. It’s going to be a bigger drawing than usual. This one will be 18 x 24 inches. A big close up of his face. I’m having a lot of fun with it.
I started a new pencil drawing. A rhino this time. It’s a Greater One-Horned Rhino, aka Indian Rhino. It is the largest of all rhino species. This is it’s progress after 31 hours of work. You can also follow it’s progress on http://www.facebook.com/remrovsartwork.
I just started a new lion drawing.
I just love lions and I’m having lots of fun with this drawing.