Monday, December 8, 2014

Review of the Art Alternatives Chamois-5"x7"

I find this quite useful as an alternative to paper stumps and tortillions, As seen below on Cathy the cat on this Simon and Freddy fan art drawing I made. I give this five stars.

Review of the ProTapes Artist Tape

I like the clean edge this tape gives to my watercolor and ink drawings. The thing I find most interesting is that if you don't make sure that every thing is flat, then some of liquid seeps into those spots and makes cool looking shapes as seen on Stag on log. Below is one of the few works of art that I still haven't shown that I've used this tape on, I call it "Brindle Great Dane "
Other Works of art that I've used this on before I made this post include Molly in the fall , and Simon and Freddy fan art drawing. Some thing else I've found out from using this tape, is that it works better with a half inch border then a one inch border which I usually do for my drawings and paintings. I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars

Review of the Sanford Prismacolor Premier Markers size 05 and Canson Pro Layout Marker Pad 9X12

One again I've decided to review two art products together. Once again I give these products 5 out of 5 stars. Here is a cat that I made with these products, along with the White Large Bullet Nib PITT Artist Pen.  
Pumpkin the Ginger tabby kitten
I Also made a pen and marker drawing using a sheet of  paper from the Canson Pro Layout Marker Pad.
Max the rat
I've also made a mixed media drawing of my dog Molly with the Prismacolor Premier Markers size 05
Molly in the fall

Review of the PITT Artist Pen - White Large Bullet Nib

I'm glad that I finally got this as ever since I made pen drawings with a Magic Rub Eraser, I've been Smudging the drawings I make and with this, it get rid of them and spots that I made pen marks that I changed my mind about after making those marks. It also makes highlighting easier also. As seen below on these drawings and mixed media drawings. I give this 4 stars as my XS size pen was slightly damage as I didn't know that you need to wait for it to dry before adding pen marks, and the Magic Rub Eraser doesn't work so well on pen marks that were put on top of it
Stag on log



Review of the Palette Painting Knife Set- 12 Stainless Steel Art Palette Knives with Carrying Case and Royal Langnickel 22-Sheet Oil and Acrylic Essentials Artist Paper Pad, 9-Inch by 12-Inch

I like how these products work I give them both 5 stars. The Palette Knives were very interesting to use, although when I made my signature with a Palette Knife, it didn’t work so well as seen below on the Acrylic painting I made with these two products. I call "Lake at Manchester, Georgia"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Review of the Magic Rub Eraser

This eraser is very good at getting rid of graphite, but as for India Ink pen, it works best before the ink has dried to get a grey color. The other thing you need with this is a white India Ink pen to get rid of unwanted smudge marks.
Here is one thing you can do with it, make a work of art look like this :
Husky laying down
instead of this :
Lab next to Water

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review of the Sanford Prismacolor Colored Pencil Accessory Set

You can get it on Amazon Here 

With this, it adds finishing touches to art so you can get something like this :
PITBULL word art drawing
I will start off by talking about the pencil colorless blender. All the brown and white pit bulls had it used on them. Next on the list is the marker colorless blender. There is a tri-color pit bull that had it on and makes the black transition into orange better. The pencil lengthener is quite useful on my cylinder shaped pencils. Then there is the pencil sharpener which is very good at making sharp points as shown below:
The ebony drawing pencil is good for sketching but doesn't last that long as this drawing was sketched
in ebony drawing pencil. 
Husky laying down

Then there is the plastic eraser. This is how good it's at, at erasing hard and soft marks.   
The soft mark is under the tri-color pit bull. Lastly is the kneaded eraser. It's good at picking up colored pencil, pen ink and marker other then graphite pencil. As for graphite pencil it can make a hard B2 pencil mark look like a light H4 pencil mark. 
Over all I give this a 4 out of 5 stars as the ebony drawing pencil gets eaten up by a sharpener quicker then I had hoped it would have 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book review of Grimm End

Grimm End by S T Cameron

Book price : $3.99 
3 Stars out of 5 Stars
This book mostly had to do with shapeshifters, zombies, and magic users. It seems to be about this girl who comes to the town because of a crime her brother did, but there is no connection to the rest of the story, other then the cause of her death. There is mild swearing, and this girl named Sara accused of everything bad that's happen to her family as it was because of Supernatural things were the cause of it. Just about everyone is not who they seem, like the cougar.   
I would recommend the book to people that like mystery/fantasy genre, shapeshifters, Zombies, Magic, Adventures and/or werewolves 
read from 7/11-20/14
Date when when I got the book : February 6, 2013
Length of book: 356 pages
Where book can be found: Amazon  
About the author : I tell stories and have adventures.
When I was a little boy, I would tell stories and have adventures in the backyard pretending I was in a circus in front of an audience of my family and neighbors. In elementary school, more stories and adventures were played out on the stage in front of my class and, sometimes, the entire school.
In High School and College, I donned my glasses and disguised my super writer self in my computer nerd persona and while I still told stories and had adventures, they were never made publicly known.
Many years later, I decided that it was time to remove my disguise and let my stories out in the world again. My first adventure, Grimm End, was published in 2012 with four more Grimm End novels planned for 2014 through 2015. CJ Kask, the 106 year old explorer from Grimm End, also appears as an eleven-year-old adventurer in Young Explorers and the Inca Wraith, the first book of the Young Explorers series which was published in 2013. In addition, a sprawling swords and sorcery fantasy novel series and a number of computer thrillers will appear over the next several years.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book review of The Thirteenth Unicorn

The Thirteenth Unicorn (The Ben Alderman Series Book 1) by W. D. Newman

Book price : Free
4 Stars out of 5 Stars
This was one interesting book. After finding a secret entrance to a place called Camelot. There seems to be Pop culture references from things like Doctor Who, The Hobbit, and the wizard of Oz. A better name for this book should have been something to do with the Snakers, who are evil Snake Men , as there is more about them then a witch who need 13 unicorn horns to free an evil wizard. Both the witch and the Snakers have an illusion of being powerful, but are easily destroyed. Near the end there was this one point where it got confusing. I thought it was interesting how they had a multiverse thing going on.           
I would recommend the book to people that like fantasy, alternate universes, and or mythical creatures 
read from 7/5-10/14
Date when  I got the book : May 7, 2013
Length of book 249 pages
Where book can be found : Amazon
About the author : W. D. Newman is the pen name for William Dale Porter. Dale lives on a farm in upstate South Carolina with his wife Melody and their two children Kyle and Isaac. He has a passion for horses and spends as much time as possible enjoying the great outdoors.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Book review of Heirs of the prophecy

Heirs of the prophecy (The Prophecies Series Book 1) Michael A. Rothman
Book price $3.99
4 Stars out of 5 Stars
This is one interesting book. A family was on vacation when there was a rock slide in the cave they were exploring. They then are transported to a land stuck in the dark ages where there is magic. Unfortunately for them, a dark wizard wants to kill them, as they all got magical powers, including their cat when they came to the new land. Some things seem to repeat themselves, and there are some spelling errors, but other than that, I found this as a great read  
I would recommend the book to people who like magic, wizards, dwarfs, and/or elves 
read from 7/1-4/14
Date when I got the book 3/28/13
Length of book : 380 pages
Where book can be found: Amazon
About the author :
I’ve been writing throughout my career as an engineer, however my writing had been relegated to technical books and technical magazine articles. Heck, you might even find a couple of those musty tomes still for sale if you look hard enough.
With my foray into epic fantasy, I’ve shed the shackles of technical writing and created novels that I hope will be attractive to a much wider audience.
I’ve always admired truly epic tales. You know the ones I mean. The book you crack open, wander through and utterly get immersed in. The story takes you on twists and turns you never expected, run into dead-ends that make you wheel your arms backward to prevent you from falling into an endless abyss. By the time you reach what you think is the end, you’ve read hundreds of pages and realize the end is really only the beginning of the story.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Justyn's bookshelf: currently-reading

Rufus in Teralupis
5 of 5 stars
tagged: my-books and currently-reading
Lost Face
0 of 5 stars
tagged: currently-reading

Justyn's bookshelf: read

The Lightning Thief
5 of 5 stars
This is one cool book by Rick Riordan. Came upon it when I saw the movie trailer back in 09. This demi-god, Percy has to fight Greek mythology monsters, and is betrayed by a person he trusted. follows the myth of Percy Jackson with some...
tagged: myth and adventure
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
5 of 5 stars
This is the 1st book of a great series, Harry was about 11 when things changed for the better for him, he left his abusive family with the help of a half-giant to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry. Then makes lifelong friends, a...
tagged: magic and adventure
The Golem's Eye
4 of 5 stars
tagged: adventure and magic
Grip of the Shadow Plague
5 of 5 stars
tagged: adventure, animal, myth, and magic
5 of 5 stars
tagged: adventure and magic