Prosecco not included :-(. Art materials only
Step by step tutorial
Prosecco not included :-(. Art materials only
Step by step tutorial
Fun news. Seeing as lockdown level 3 is upon us I have made the first two Da Vinci Boxes aka Da Vinci Box sketching and Da Vinci Box charcoal, available on Etsy. A box full of art materials, chosen by an artist delivered to your door (FREE delivery within Ireland), to inspire your creativity, from the comfort of your own space. Unlock your inner artist, you were created to create.
Da Vinci Box
A box with everything you need to elevate your sketching skills.
1. Artways gorgeous leather bound sketchbook in a black gift box. I keep one in my bag for sketching outdoors and in studio. The pages are off white and the perfect shade and texture for sketching.
2. Derwent battery operated eraser. A personal favourite hero product. Fun to use and great for getting those sharp highlights in your drawings.
3. Blending stumps, easily the most underestimated, hardworking drawing tools.
4. Derwent sketching pencil pack, the essential pencil values.
5. Da Vinci Box sticker to customise your sketching books, pencil cases etc
6. Pens have caps but why not pencils. A metal cap (find it in the gift box with your sketchbook) to put on your pencil when you want to bring one on the go, to stop it scribbling all over the inside of your bag.
7. Just for a giggle the Earaser from Fred to “Gogh and Earase your mistakes”
Gorgeous to gift or self gift keep you creative over the lockdown restrictions.
€32 plus free delivery within Ireland
Box full of artistic treatsSketching in Italy last year but these days more local.Da Vinci Box in Florence (Last years photo)
Get creative with the best artists charcoal products in one handy box.
Contents include 1. Nitram charcoal. Nitram is Martin spelled backwards. It was named after Martin Gros the original charcoal producer. Nitram produces less dust, is easy to erase and sharpen to a finer point than other charcoals and it’s gorgeous to use.
2. Nitram sharpening block for sharpening your charcoal to the finest point. Also useful to sharpen mechanical pencils (mechanical pencil not included in this box)
3. Putty rubber or as some call it a kneaded eraser. Great for lifting off excess charcoal and doesn’t create eraser crumbs like traditional erasers.
4. The Da Vinci Box branding sticker
5. SpectraFix Fixative. This is a game changer, I have been using for years. A little pricier than other fixatives but well worth the extra spend. It’s a casin recipe based on that used by Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. There are no toxic fumes so it’s kinder to the environment, your art and on you.
Price €32.99 free delivery within Ireland
Charcoal the art tool of choice of all the great historical artists and today.
The Nitram sharpening block is awesome. I use it to sharpen both charcoal and my pencils (pencil shown not included in the box)
The best fixative I have ever used. I’ve been using it for years becasue it’s brilliant.
I was out sketching with my Da Vinci Box materials last year and ended up having this sketch in Dollards featured on Urban Sketchers instagram. Hope it brings all Da Vinci Box artists this kind of luck.
A fun art activity you can enjoy at home is casting your hand from alginate. Put a finger down if you have ever had an impression made of your teeth at the dentist? Seaweed based alginate is the product dentists use. You can cast your own hand like you can see in the cover shot or get creative and cast a couple holding hands and experiment with hand poses and gestures. Check out the video for a fun tutorial / art class. (materials list with links below)
Enjoy making hand casts of loved ones. It could be a lovely gift or keepsake. Would you like a tutorial on how to draw the hand cast you made?
Materials used: Alginate impression moulding powder https://amzn.to/3cHEdqf 2L plastic jug Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Kenwood immersion mixer https://amzn.to/2AbMFRn Petroleum jelly Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Bowl https://amzn.to/2Ul5Tel Towel / table covering / something to protect your table / work surfacce Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Blunt knife Acrylic paint: https://amzn.to/30kiO3K Paint brush set: https://amzn.to/3hbhRRB
WARNING: This video is only for entertainment purposes. Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. Have fun, but always think ahead, and remember that every project you try is at YOUR OWN RISK.
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More good news on the art supplies front. Kennedy art shop has reached out to say they are taking online orders again. K&M Evans are trading online and Terenure Office have art materials for delivery. Amazon as always is handy. I’m keeping stocked and staying sane.
COVID 19 Update
All orders are being Processed from home, only assembly and dispatch are happening from our premises.
We’d love to see all your wonderful creations and help share some beautiful things to distract from all the anxiousness currently out there. Share them with us on Instagram and Facebook @kennedyartshop and we’ll share them on our stories! #sharethejoy
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I’m really enjoying trying and testing all potential Da Vinci Box art supplies at the moment. As some of you may know I have an art materials subscription box cooking, where only the best art materials make the cut. I love having an arsenal of great art supplies to hand to keep me motivated and creative. Soon you can have them all and have them delivered too. Every month a new box of creative treats. Little sneak peek in the images below of my favourite art treats at the minute.
On another note I am trying out Tik Tok. Very addictive. See what you think of my videos so far: @sheila_artist and @da_vinci_box
Some of you are aware of my secret project Da Vinci box I’ve been putting together behind the scenes. Here is a sneak peek at a speed drawing
If you’d like a peek inside Da Vinci Box, take a little look here.
If you’d like to see how this lightbulb was drawn check us out on Youtube:
#speeddrawing #timelapse #drawing #DaVinciBox #realismdrawing
I’ll keep you updated on this project. I’m very excited to share more soon.
We are off to a very colourful start here at this week’s Art Academy Summer Camp as we welcome 12 promising artist’s to their week of Rosa Bonheur painting. Stay tuned to see their work progess. I am very excited to see what these guys can do as so far, I’m impressed with their work ethic and colour mixing skill.
Da Vinci Box is a project that I am excited to share with you. It’s something that I have been working on for a little over a year now. It will finally be set to launch this Autumn.
It is Ireland’s premier, fine art supplies, monthly, subscription box. Designed to unlock your inner artist and let you create art from the comfort of your own home, no artist’s studio necessary. Professional art supplies will arrive at your door every month. You just set an hour aside for yourself, put the kettle on and enjoy creating in your own space.
At Da Vinci Box we believe everyone should enjoy making art and that you were created to create. So keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more updates and I will reveal more when I can. There is a place holder website up for the moment, while the grand masterpiece is being finessed, so bear with me. You can like, share and follow on instagram and facebook in the meantime. I can’t wait to unveil it all officially and start to build a creative Da Vinci Box art community together.