Poundland Art Challenge

Last year when I was in Poundland – the UK version of a Dollar store – I was attacted by the pretty galaxy on this little stationery kit.

I decided I needed it, and then reasoned that away by saying that I’d use it to make art and then write a blog post about it.

Well, I did the art.  And then it took me a year to write the blog post, but here it is.

Inside the kit is a cute little pencil tin with a galaxy on the front, a ruler, 2 pencils, a notepad, an eraser, and a sharpener.  Everything you need to draw with.

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The pad is even plain paper, which makes it even easier to do art with.  The pencil sharpens up nicely without splintering, and the sharpener does a good job of doing the sharpening.  It draws okay.  It’s a pencil.

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The eraser is kinda crap though.  But I just reached into my tub of many many erasers and grabbed one of these cute ones you can stick on the end of the pencil.  Which actually erases.

Having tested everything, I was ready to move on to some actual art.  I wanted to make use of the ruler too, so I drew a nice neat border.

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And then drew a monster peeking over it.  Since there were no colouring implements in this little kit, I attempted some shading.  Bear in mind that this was a year ago and I’ve gotten a little better since.

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Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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