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A BIG OOF... Trying AliExpress Art Supplies

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  • Hey, what's up, how's it going? Hello everybody,
  • it's Rae here and welcome back to my channel and welcome back to a video that has been in the making for quite a
  • few months.
  • *Pac-Man "ghost" sound effect*
  • Now the reason this video has taken so long is because I ordered a butt-ton of items from AliExpress.
  • Specifically all art supplies. Now if you guys don't know what AliExpress is,
  • it's very similar to Wish.com,
  • you can get a lot of items sent directly to your house from China for absolutely dirt cheap,
  • and of course, just like Wish you know, there's that like expectation versus reality kind of thing.
  • But in my opinion, as somebody who's used AliExpress many many many times, the items are usually better quality,
  • they're cheaper, the communication is better and I like the fact that you could put like, picture reviews.
  • But with that being said, I personally have got ripped off a few times from AliExpress
  • so if you do use AliExpress, please look at -
  • Bowie!
  • Sorry, my dog just did something.
  • Girl what are you doing over there? What are you doing? I don't trust you.
  • Yeah.
  • All of these products are $5 and under; some of these products are even $1.00 and under.
  • So yeah, let's go ahead and jump right into it and see if these products are worth a dang.
  • OK, so now the very first thing that I'm definitely gonna need, I mean of course I'm gonna need, is paper.
  • Now this paper was by far one of the most expensive things that I got because not only is it paper,
  • it's a watercolor pad, which is kind of weird because this little painting right here,
  • this was made with either acrylic or oil, like you guys can see like, that texture right there.
  • So right off the bat, I feel like we're kind of off to like a sketchy start. No pun intended!
  • Like I said, I try to keep everything under $5,
  • I think this is the only exception at a whopping $5.33.
  • OK, so let's open this up and see what we got.
  • Ooh, she is looking good so far. Uh, yeah, I don't see any visible damage or anything like that
  • so yeah, let's see how thick this paper is.
  • Oh no. *laughs*
  • Ohh, no.
  • Oh no. Oh no. Oh no. Okay. She seems a little bit thin for watercolor paper.
  • Okay. So for example,
  • I do have some watercolor; now given this is like one of the best qualities that you can get from
  • Strathmore, and even though it's like super bougie paper I got it on clearance for three bucks.
  • And this whole booklet is a total of twelve pages,
  • so when we compare it to the 15, you know,
  • this 12 is looking a lot more hardcore and thicker in width than the AliExpress one.
  • And the reason you know, you want your watercolor paper thick is, you know, you're gonna be drenching it in water,
  • so a way you can test it is like, you can just hear the difference, watch.
  • *thick pages flapping*
  • versus:
  • *thin pages flapping*
  • Do you see what I'm saying? It's just, it's a little bit thinner so that might be some potential problems.
  • Well, hopefully not, you know, I'm gonna stay very positive and excited because like I said, I really do like AliExpress.
  • And this brings us to like, the next basic item that I got, which of course
  • are pens and pencils.
  • Now when I bought this stuff,
  • I wasn't too sure if I was gonna do like an illustration kind of thing or like a realism kind of thing,
  • so I just bought a bunch of stuff to cover everything and
  • I bought exactly one mechanical pencil for a whopping...
  • $1.31.
  • For one dollar this is a very sleek design for a mechanical pencil.
  • Let's see. Is there an eraser?
  • No, there, there appears to not be an eraser. Okay, put that back.
  • But yeah, it's a very sleek design and I'm sure this will work, you know, pretty good.
  • Oh!
  • Whoa! Oh camera, you didn't focus! Look at that lead, that is neat.
  • I have never seen a mechanical pencil this thick before and sharpened. I've never seen a mechanical lead that's already sharpened. That's really cool.
  • So we'll test it out... oh, yeah, this is nice. This is a really nice
  • Let's see how she smears.
  • Ooh yeah, ooh, this is a good pencil! This is way worth a dollar.
  • Next step will be all the fine liners. I'm just gonna test them all at once and I don't know,
  • maybe I'll use them later in the video, but I'm planning on doing a realistic image. So I
  • don't know if I'm gonna need these.
  • *Fart noise*
  • Now fine liners, they're usually not expensive, you know,
  • you can get a good pack pretty cheap on Amazon and out of all five of these, each
  • one of them was 74 cents apiece with free shipping, which is not bad.
  • *Wrapper crinkling*
  • So, let's see what we're working with. These are -
  • Ooh!
  • These are pigment liners with the uh, the size right there, these are water resistant and also water based. Ooh!
  • So right off the bat, I'm pretty much blind, like without my glasses I'm useless.
  • So I'm glad that it has like, HUGE lettering right here where it says 0.05.
  • So that's really nice and it appears that each one of these has like the giant numbering on there,
  • so my blind a** really appreciates that.
  • So to start off, we'll start off using the
  • uh, brush because I feel like that'll be the easiest one to see from my fellow almost blind people out there.
  • Oh yeah.
  • *Relaxing music*
  • Okay, okay. She's looking good, she's looking good. Next step is the largest one that I have:
  • *Music continues*
  • Ehh...
  • it's not the smoothest. If you can see the face that I make, you know that GIF of Chrissy Teigen,
  • that's the face I'm making right now. But you know, it might be the paper that I'm working with. Let me try a different paper.
  • All right. So this is completely smooth drawing paper. So if it's like, you know, all crazy like the last one, it's the uh, pen.
  • Oh yeah, that's MUCH better.
  • Aw, look how tiny! Aww, she's so tiny, what is this one? This is the 0.1.
  • Okay, we'll try the 0.5 which, this one should be like, drastically thinner. Aww...
  • I don't think I've ever had a pen this thin. Oh my gosh, look how thin this pen is guys! Oh my god.
  • Like, let me compare it to a normal pen so you guys can see how thin this pen is right here.
  • That's a - this is a normal pen. Do you guys, look at that! Oh my gosh, I can get so many activities done,
  • that is neat! Now supposedly, she's water-resistant, you guys remember that from like two seconds ago:
  • These are water-resistant and also water-based.
  • Now the reason you want it to be water-resistant is because if you're doing illustration or drawing or you know,
  • even if there's like slight humidity and all that water touches your drawing it's gonna *pbblt* all over the place.
  • So, let's see if it's water resistant.
  • Oh yeah, no, no no no no, nope.
  • You lied!
  • Yeah, no, very much not water-resistant. But you know, that's, that's I guess all right, you know, if you're gonna be really careful
  • so it's not too bad. Just don't get it wet. These are like gremlins or something, like they're good until they get wet.
  • *Gizmo screeching*
  • Great. Thanks a lot.
  • Now today, I'm gonna be drawing this stock photo which is actually under Creative Commons license
  • which means I didn't have to pay for it. Literally everybody can use it.
  • And yeah, I will link it down below if you yourself want to draw this thingy, flower.
  • So yeah, you guys know that I've tested out like, some really really terrible art supplies in the fat past
  • but you know, everything so far is working out really good. Like I am genuinely impressed with everything.
  • *Sims music*
  • Okay, so this next one, again it might have been over five dollars,
  • I don't think it was, but I will leave the price right here because I got some wash, aka watercolor
  • that's not watercolor. In fact, I still have no idea what exactly Wash is.
  • You know,
  • I've seen a lot of videos on it from a lot of my friends and it kind of looks like a mix between
  • watercolor and, uh - ooh!
  • Wow, there's a lot more than I expected in here. Look at all that! Two, four, six, eight, ten, twelve
  • colors, wow!
  • WOOOOW
  • Guys, and it even comes with like a little uh, watercolor brush kind of thing, look at that. Nice!
  • Wow, I am so impressed with this.
  • You know, I think it's really awesome, you know, for four dollars you get twelve colors and you know, a free brush
  • but you know, I'm trying to do watercolors so, (and place it back) I also bought some brushes for a whopping price of two dollars.
  • And you know, for two dollars
  • these brushes don't look bad whatsoever. You know, I really respect how these brushes were made
  • you know,
  • I can definitely see like the strokes of paint from somebody hand painting this and I don't know if you guys can see but like
  • the clamps right here, they look like they were hand clamped. Compared to this one,
  • it's completely smooth because you know, a machine did it but somebody made this brush most likely by hand.
  • Probably not for a lot of money either so I actually really appreciate the quality of this for what I'm getting. That's pretty cool.
  • So here's the drawing.
  • Gonna get that ready, get that ready. Aw, look how tiny he is. Aww.
  • He's so smol.
  • So with these there's like a little poker thing to open this up so I'm gonna poke it.
  • Eeh...
  • Oh shoot! Oh God, it's just got all, it just got all over the place. Oh my gosh, okay.
  • *tap tap tap*
  • Okay, so I tried to wipe off some of the uh, paint and it's so, it's like stained on there which is nice.
  • Thank God. That means it's gonna be super pigmented.
  • *Music continues*
  • Oh sh- *beep*
  • Okay, so I just tried to do this one and like, it imploded on itself.
  • And I've made it kind of like a mess over here if you guys can see that. Do you see this?
  • We're only two colors in and I'm like, already covered in paint.
  • Get some green...
  • Oh my god, these are so hard to open! It's like just open dude. Oh my god, just open. Bro.
  • *Gasps*
  • Oh god, it's open!
  • That was a struggle. Oh my god.
  • *singing* Let's get down to business
  • to defeat the Huns
  • *Music continues*
  • OK, ladies and gentlemen,
  • here is the gouache painting and as you can see, this right here was as dark as I could get it to go.
  • Like if I was to add more layers guys, I'm pretty sure this paper would literally crumble in half. You know what I'm saying?
  • So I have to be very careful and it just can't handle water. You know what I'm saying?
  • Another very strange art supply that I noticed that I have never seen anywhere
  • is that every single one of these little pans dried completely different,
  • like there was one that flaked up, there was one that
  • crackled up, there was one that crumpled up, there was one that dried like the desert, you know, it was just very strange
  • how each one of them has like their own
  • personality, I guess you can say, but you know,
  • I did a lot of research after I did this painting just to make sure, you know,
  • cause I thought maybe this is just how gouache is.
  • But I found out that gouache is actually much more opaque and vibrant because it has different pigments than watercolors
  • so I went ahead and used some watercolors that I have and you guys can definitely see the difference in vibrancy, in
  • opacity and just all around,
  • I have a feeling that this is not what gouache is supposed to be. You know, and another weird thing
  • is that the gouache left a really strange grainy texture.
  • And while I was working with this it reminded me of this time where I did this video like DIY
  • prison art supplies and I had melted these Skittles, which gave me this like, weird food coloring paint
  • and that's exactly what this reminded me of, it was like a weird food coloring paint. So yeah, I'm definitely gonna give these a
  • low-ranking of like a D.
  • *buzzing noise*
  • Now finally, I am so excited to test out these pigment liners. Oh, I cannot wait! I think these are definitely worth the money.
  • *Background music*
  • Oh dude, it's not even showing up. Like that weird salt thing is preventing this marker from working.
  • Hear that?
  • Look at that!
  • Weird. Oh
  • man, I love these markers. I mean, besides the weird salt thing
  • I think these markers were definitely worth it and I'm definitely gonna link the seller that I bought these markers from, because for 74 cents
  • you know, these are not bad at all.
  • Now finally for the final touches
  • which, it doesn't really make any sense now cause I honestly thought we were gonna get some like really nice watercolor, like opaque
  • 100% like this. I bought a white highlight pen for the whopping price of I think one dollar. Let me check really quick.
  • Yes, okay, not even one dollar. This was 91 cents with free shipping. Like how cool is that? How cheap is that? I love it.
  • Open it up, and just for all my art YouTubers out there,
  • this is kind of like a special treat because this is by the brand TouchNew. The brand TouchNew is like
  • everywhere when it comes to like, cheap Copic alternatives.
  • And it's really exciting because I had no idea they made other products beside markers, you know, so yeah, neat!
  • Now I'm not too sure exactly where to put a highlight, you know, cause the pigment just wasn't there. So I'm just gonna add something
  • to see if it works, you know, just test it out.
  • *SpongeBob music*
  • Oh no. *laughs*
  • I might have just like scraped off all the pigment and then put it over here. So let me get some black paper and see...
  • *Continues*
  • Oh wow, oh
  • wow, wowie wowie wow. Oh, wow! It worked really really well surprisingly. I'm going to compare it to the Gelly Roll.
  • And right off the bat you can definitely see it is very comparable for a cheaper price, they even kind of like, look the same.
  • I'm definitely gonna give this one the rating of a B.
  • Now we're gonna go through a lightning round really quick because I bought like a lot of really really strange
  • erasers that just blew my mind on AliExpress, and if you want to buy anything from this video
  • I highly recommend the erasers because they are
  • legitimate. So first of all, look at this eraser that's a toothbrush.
  • So we got the toothbrush part right here and then we have the pencil and the best part is, is that this little thing came
  • with a thing of toothpaste that when you open it up,
  • it's graphite! Graphite is like super thin compared to this actual graphite, so I don't know exactly what's going on there.
  • But hey, that's really cool. I also bought this lollipop
  • eraser, I got these matchbox erasers, which, they're these little tiny erasable things and
  • then lastly I got these really awesome little dinosaurs... erasers.
  • Which are just super super adorable.
  • And then lastly for the final thing that I got on AliExpress, which is just the absolute best,
  • I bought this little banana eraser with the cutest little face and hair on him.
  • But that's not even the best part. The best part is
  • boom! He comes out and he can get nakey! Like, how cute,
  • like how cute is this eraser? And these two erasers were literally only 40 cents with free shipping so all in all,
  • I'm gonna give AliExpress, maybe like a pass if you know what you're doing,
  • like if you just want to blow some money on some really silly art supplies,
  • AliExpress is definitely the place to go. Of course always read the reviews, see what kind of stuff you're getting into,
  • but honestly like, I love little novelty art supply items like this. So I, I'm gonna give AliExpress the go.
  • Oh dude, oh wait. Okay sorry, I was about to end this video. But look at this. These are all different dinosaurs!
  • Look at this! *Gasps*
  • Oh my god.
  • Okay, yes, 10 out of 10, would recommend out of everything, just these little dinosaur erasers, that's where it's at.
  • Anyway guys, thank you so much again for watching. I hope you enjoyed this video,
  • and with that being said, I will see you guys next video. Bye!
  • *End music*

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still dont know what that weird salt stuff in the paint was.

The flower if u wanna draw too : https://www.pexels.com/photo/pink-tiger-lily-on-bloom-132472/

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