This is my take on the May’s ScrawlrBox challenge 2018 "Woodland creatures" and my thoughts on the provided art supplies.

Drawing of a imaginary woodland creature that is partly robot, partly tree and partly shellfish.

This little creature is partly robot, partly tree and partly shellfish. Not sure how that combination happened, but I guess you can find anything in the woodlands if you look deep enough.
Check out my speedpaint if you like to see the process of drawing this.

Supplies in the box

Supplies, ScrawlrBox may 2018

  • Spectra Ad Markers
  • Sakura Pigma Micron PN Drawing Pen (0.4-0.5 mm)
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Classic White 10 (1.0 mm)
  • Bleed-proof Marker Layout Paper, 75gsm

My thoughts on the supplies

At first glance the Spectra Ad Markers remind me of Copic (Sketch) Makers; A light grey, oval body with a coloured cap that correspond to the colour of the marker and of course the brush nib. I love it.

Colours from similar families (e.g green with yellow-green) blend well together but colours from different families (e.g green with red) does not. This is expected of course but the colourless blender does not help as much as it could. On the other hand, you can only do so much with a limited amount of colours and I think they would blend better together if you had more colours at your disposal.

The Sakura Pigma Micron PN Drawing Pen is nice to draw with and the line width varies depending on angle. The pen works well with the markers overall but I would not say it is smudge-proof since it did smudge for me occasionally (perhaps this is true for all fineliners if the paper gets wet enough). Drawing on top of the markers do however work very well without smudge or feathering.

The Bleed-proof Marker Layout Paper 75gsm is smooth to draw on and the markers do not bleed through (which is also stated in the name).

The Sakura Gelly Roll Classic White 10 is a charm and I love it! I have one just like this and it is my favourite pen for making highlights.

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