This week we’re working in mixed media! I will be drawing a butterflyfish in charcoal with the yellow fins drawn in colored pencil! What do you need to consider when mixing these mediums? We will talk all about that and more!

These are the supplies I will be using (amazon affiliate links)

  • Canson Mi-Teintes Grey (I’m going to work on the rough side)
  • Generals White Charcoal Pencils
  • Generals Charcoal Set
  • Shading Tool
  • Glassine
  • SpectraFix Fixative
  • Fine Mist sprayer (to put the fixative in)
  • Generals Charcoal Blocks
  • Drawing Board
  • Artist Masking Tape
  • Tombow Mono Eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Charcoal Powder
  • Sofft Tools set
  • Derwent Lightfast set of 72 colored pencils
  • Polychromos
  • Caran d’Ache Luminance
  • Derwent Drawing Chinese White

This is the reference photo I will be using. This photo comes from a member (Pcon) over at the best saltwater fish forum on the interwebs, Humble.Fish. This was the winning photo from a recent giveaway I held there.

Because this finished drawing will be going to the winner of that photo, I will be auctioning off a different painting during the livestream, this yellow tang in acrylics!

We all need to be reminded “Don’t drink the paint water”  and other fun artist sayings. 
Why not wear it on our clothes or coffee mugs to make sure we don’t forget?

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