Product Review: ArtSnacks July 2017 Subscription Box

Product Review: ArtSnacks July 2017 Subscription Box

Review by Tina Koyama If I had to choose two of my favorite types of sketching materials, I’d have to say brush pens and colored pencils. You can imagine my thrill when I opened the July ArtSnacks box and found a Pentel Duopoint Flex Double-Ended Brush Pen and two Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle colored pencils!…

Pencil Review: Pencil Subscriptions June 2017

Pencil Review: Pencil Subscriptions June 2017

June was the month for quarterly pencil subscriptions. All three of the major quarterly pencil subscriptions arrived within a couple weeks of each other. The C.W. Pencils Pencil Box #2: Japan Box, the Baron Fig Archer Prismatic and the Palomino Blackwing Editions #73 Lake Tahoe edition all arrived in June 2017. On the surface, they…

Product Review: ArtSnacks June 2017 Subscription Box

Product Review: ArtSnacks June 2017 Subscription Box

Review by Tina Koyama What a fun assortment I got for June with my ArtSnacks subscription! Here’s what was in my box: a mini sketchbook (an ArtSnacks + Denik collaboration); a Zig Painty FX permanent paint marker; two General’s MultiPastel Chalk Pencils; and three Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I also got an ArtSnacks sticker and…

Product Review: Art Snacks May 2017 Subscription Box

Product Review: Art Snacks May 2017 Subscription Box

The May ArtSnacks subscription box was my turn to review a box since Tina is traveling the Italian countryside. This box was probably a bit more to my taste than hers anyway so it probably all worked out. Acrylic paint isn’t exactly urban sketch-friendly. This month featured a tube of Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint…

Notebook Review: Baron Fig Metamorphosis

Baron Fig has become a product releasing machine. Metamorphosis ($20 for individual purchase or $74 per year for quarterly subscription) is the second release in 2017 in the subscription series for the Confidant. This time, they are making fewer waves than they did with the Askew, which ruffled quite a few feathers. The Metamorphosis treads more…