Last week the April Scrawlr Box came through my letter box. So I decided I should probably write a blog post about the March box.
For those who don’t know, Scrawlr Box is a monthly art subscription box. And it’s a load of fun. The boxes are sized to fit right through your letter box, so no fussing with post offices.
Each month you get practically all the supplies you need for an art project. As well as a postcard with a print from a featured artist, who used the same sort of supplies as in the box.
This month came with a line art of the print too, for us to colour in.
From here the lighting gets a little better in my pictures because I actually opened my living room curtains.
In the March box there was some Staedtler Super Soft coloured pencils…
…a jumbo graphite pencil, a Koh-I-Noor woodless white pencil, a Derwent Burnisher, a Derwent Blender, a V Ball pen…
…an A5 sketchbook with a pretty shiny purple cover…
…and a double hole sharpener. Scrawlr Box also sends a different sweet every month, and a sticker with their logo on. Recently the stickers have been designed to reflect the mediums in the box.
You also get a card with all the details of the items in the box.
A lot of people, me included, like to leave this til last. That way taking the supplies out of the box is more of a surprise.
The bottom of that second page is the monthly challenge. The art print, combined with the rainbow of pencils, inspired me and I had an idea right away. But first we have to swatch.
The Blender and Burnisher confused me a little. I have a nice full set of Faber-Castell Polychromos, but I don’t really know how to make the best of them. I want to learn though, and this Scrawlr Box has definitely reignited that desire.
And so on to the Enchantress. You don’t HAVE to do the challenge of course, but as I said, I was inspired for this one.
I didn’t intend for her to be snarling like that, but I haven’t done too many mouths yet so I’m not too good at them. I did use the Burnisher though, and there is definitely a difference.
I’m not sure the effect is worth the aching wrist though. On to the hair. The hair was what I was looking forward to most. I used the blender a bit too, and it looks good but I’m not sure if I did it right.
When I’d done all the hair I went over it with the Burnisher, and outlined a little more in the black pen. I really like how it turned out, but I wish I’d managed to not have her snarling. I’ll have to do some mouths practice.
And because the coloured pencils were supposed to be as good on black paper as they are on white, I did a little robot too.
Okay, time to open April’s box. I’ll try and blog about it before May’s arrives.
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