Art Supplies I Used To LOVE... But Now I HATE (& Vice Versa)

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Jun 19, 2019


Art Supplies I Used To LOVE... But Now I HATE (& Vice Versa)
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  • Hey guys, it's...a little zoomed in here. *laughs*
  • It's Rae here. Welcome back to my channel, and welcome to a video that has been long overdue.
  • I really wanted to make this video because it's very important that I'm always open with you guys, honest with you guys...
  • Now as you guys know, I have been on YouTube now for three whole years,
  • and in three years, you know, a lot could happen! For example:
  • *Music*
  • So maybe this video will save you a little bit of coin, maybe it'll give you more of an idea of my art process, things I do like, things I don't like.
  • And yeah, you guys know I don't like short intros so...
  • *Clicking noise*
  • OK, hello, hi. Before we jump right in to it, again, I think it's very important that I say that all of this is just like, personal preferences.
  • As you all know, there's not one single way to do art, which is something that I love about art.
  • So...
  • this first one, I think you guys are gonna be shooketh. I used to love this product but now...
  • I don't know, this art supply just kinda stopped doing it for me.
  • And these are the Prismacolor uh,
  • Ver-e-thin? Very thin?
  • *Splat!*
  • Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. And these technically aren't colored pencils,
  • they are literally pencils that are colored if that makes sense.
  • And these pencils are VERY different than just like, the re- *burps*
  • Scuse me. Ooh! *laughs* Oh!
  • Very different than just like, the regular Prismacolor Premier.
  • And if you don't know, with these pencils you can sharpen them to an absolute fine point. They're made for like, really heavy detail.
  • Now, these have a very similar formula to like, my loves.
  • *Imitates heavenly singing*Ahhh! Faber-Castell! Ahhh! Polychromos! Ahhhh!
  • These are like, the best of both worlds. It works just as good as a Prismacolor, but yet it has like, that hard formula that you'll find in these Premier colored pencils, you know?
  • And these are about the same price with both of them being about $18 apiece, but to me, the crowning difference that make these well worth it
  • is that the barrel is SO much larger than just like, the regular colored pencil.
  • So therefore -
  • that ain't gonna do anything to it, but if I do this -
  • you know, I might have just broke, you know, everything that's in there.
  • And by the way, I have never had a Polychromos lead break on me, and that's saying a lot, cause I'm like, really heavy-handed.
  • So, I don't know. These are just like magical worldly beans
  • and, I just never ever reached for these and in fact, I'm thinking about donating these because I don't use them, hardly at all.
  • So yeah. If you're looking for a really dry, non-waxy formula that's very pigmented,
  • these babies all the way.
  • *Whoosh*
  • All right, so the next thing that I just used to LOVE,
  • love, love, love but now I'm just like, "Girrrrl..."
  • and that's pretty much everything that you can get at Dollar Tree. *sighs*
  • When I was a struggling artist, you know, I used to go to Dollar Tree ALL the dang time for their stuff.
  • (Younger Rae): Next I got these mechanical pencils. I personally get all my mechanical pencils from Dollar Tree, so I know these will be good.
  • But it's just so easy to break. It's just so un-pigmented, it's not a good investment long-term.
  • Some of this stuff I never use, like for example, these miniature colored pencil pastel pencils, like what would I ever use these pastel pencils for, you know?
  • It's so much more worth it to just go to Walmart and buy some like, $3 Crayolas than it is to buy
  • all of this, you know what I'm saying?
  • I mean, don't get me wrong, I did a video on cheap art supplies, on stuff that I strictly still love at Dollar Tree,
  • which I will link down below and probably in the card up above.
  • But just in general, most of their art products are a mist - a mist?
  • *laughs* a MISS!
  • And I just kind of gave up even trying anything from them nowadays. You know?
  • Sorry, Dollar Tree. We had some good times but you know...this ain't it, sis.
  • *"The Price is Right" losing theme*
  • Alright, so now for this next one,
  • I think you guys are gonna be a little bit surprised, and this one is like, hella hella hella preference.
  • So one thing that doesn't really work out for me that much is ... canvas.
  • *Crowd gasping*
  • Just like a normal, stretched canvas that has like, the, the thing on it.
  • *Ding*
  • Once I started drawing on masonite and painting on masonite,
  • it was just like a game-changer, you know what I'm saying?
  • Now with canvas for me personally, I don't really like the bounce that you get.
  • *Canvas flapping*
  • I don't like how it's so easily bendable.
  • If you press too hard accidentally...
  • *tap tap tap*
  • you'll get that indentation in the back because you're pressing too hard.
  • Once I switched over to masonite, it was like a whole new ball game.
  • And like, I've switched all of my friends over to masonite because it is just so...
  • in my opinion, for what I do, it's just so much more superior. You can get it textured, you can get it smooth...
  • it has like, a much harder
  • *knock knock knock*
  • surface.
  • It's much more sturdier for us heavy-handed people.
  • And you guys saw the video when I made this piece, I put a butt-ton of chemicals, I beat this sucker up,
  • and it's still like, in perfect condition, ya know?
  • It's so much more versatile, you know, you can erase as hard as you want, as light as you want
  • and nothing really's gonna happen because it's literal board!
  • *knock knock knock*
  • Plus, you can get masonite at pretty much any hardware store that you want.
  • *Buzzing noise*
  • A lot of the times at the crafts store, it's already pre-primed, so you can just paint right on it.
  • I highly, highly, highly recommend trying to paint on masonite. It's a total game-changer for a lot of people and you might like it yourself!
  • So, ten out of ten. Love it.
  • Alright, so now we're gonna switch it up a little bit, we'll do like a little transition right here.
  • The products that I'm about to mention, at one point I could not stand
  • but now...we stan.
  • *laughs*
  • Literally the worst joke ever.
  • Okay, I'm sorry. I'm sorry!
  • Now this next art supply for a long time I was not a fan of, but slowly
  • but surely it won me over, and this is a water squeezable pen.
  • And so the reason that I just was like, not having it when I first got these is because
  • the ones I had, they would just like, drip all over the place and the water would go everywhere.
  • But these ones are a little bit more high quality, you control when it drips...
  • that's what she said.
  • And you don't have to worry about constantly dipping it in, dipping it out, dipping it in, because it's right here. It's ready to go.
  • When you need to clean it, you literally just - *Sucks breath in* and it's like clean.
  • Boom.
  • So yeah. I feel like most of you guys have used these before and yeah, they're just like a really easy, clean way to do watercolor.
  • *Whoosh*
  • So, moving on to this next one, I'm just gonna say it right now.
  • At this point, I have embarrassed myself in front of DrawingWiffWaffles, Chloe Rose Art, pretty much literally millions of people.
  • Because just a few months ago I was sure,
  • SURE that I hated this product.
  • But now, I've given it a second chance, I've used it in various ways, and now my life has changed. I love...
  • kneaded erasers.
  • Now for a while, I couldn't explain why somebody would like kneaded erasers. Like, I didn't understand what really was the point of these, you know.
  • It doesn't erase as efficiently as like, a regular pencil. You had to squish em down, and then as soon as you would apply pressure, it would squish right back down.
  • But ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you...
  • *Faraway voice* Let me tell you.
  • Whenever you're doing an illustration, a painting, a drawing, anything that you don't want fully erased,
  • like, it casually picks up all the extra pigment that you don't want mixing with your paint.
  • A regular eraser, as so, it'll completely erase everything.
  • But this, it has LEVELS to how it erases. And afterwards, it leaves this beautiful guided line.
  • And by the way, one thing that I just absolutely, incredibly, love about these is that you can get these for SO CHEAP!
  • Like, for example, let me look on AliExpress right now.
  • Oh heck yeah! Okay, so on AliExpress you can get them for literally $1.00, $1.07, $1.19...
  • and you can do what I do, where I mush, like, all of mine together and I made like, this really giant one.
  • And that is something I think we all can appreciate. Plus, they're like, so fun! Look at this!
  • *Old-fashioned piano music*
  • And finally this brings us to the very last art supply, and this one is one that I used to like,
  • but now - eh. I'm just not very fond of it anymore.
  • In fact, I made a whole video on this, and I really did like it at the time, and I still do like it, it's just not for me.
  • And that product is the Chameleon Marker Color Tones.
  • Now, if you don't know what these markers are, they're basically like a really cool niche product.
  • Like, you mix the inks together, you get this like, really awesome gradient. It's a really cool concept.
  • But, I guess the problems just kinda came through more and more as I started using these more and more.
  • These markers, first of all, you know, they're just so big
  • so it's kind of impractical for like, storage.
  • So yeah, here's a difference between like, a regular Ohuhu marker and the size of these.
  • Whoops!
  • And another issue that I ran into was the markers just having so...many...pieces.
  • So this marker alone, for example:
  • one, two, three, FOUR different pieces
  • in this marker alone!
  • And if you multiplied that four times the 20 colors that are in here,
  • that's a lot of pieces to keep track of!
  • And as of recently, there has been a new competitor that's out on the market that's much cheaper than these markers.
  • And I feel like these are a really cool novelty, but as far as like, an investment goes, for $50, unless you really, really know what you want,
  • I just can't see these being a long-term kind of thing.
  • And anyway guys, thank you so much again for watching,
  • of course I have my Art Instagram which I have been working hard at,
  • and yeah, with that being said guys, thank you so much again for watching.
  • If there's an art supply that you used to love and now you hate or used to hate and now you love,
  • let me know. And with that being said guys, thank you so much again for watching,
  • I will see you in the next video. Bye!
  • *End music*

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Hello everyone! My brain is totally fried as i'm writing this.... ive been dealing with some major art block and i've been so worn out. I wanted to do something pretty chill this week and decided to update you on some art supplies that I used to love but due to various things happening (quality goes down, company raises prices, new cheaper versions come out..etc..) I don't really reach for these anymore.
Maybe this video will encourage you to try something new, or save you some money :)

My Art Instagram:

Twitter: @SuperRaeDizzle

Second Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHP14ze-ankIqZBR_XRye4w

Business email: SuperRaeDizzle@yahoo.com


-Prismacolor Verithin: https://amzn.to/2IXEI2n
-Regular Prismacolor: https://amzn.to/2XoOx2K
-Chameleon Markers: https://amzn.to/2ISCi5o
-Art Board: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Art-Supplies/Canvas-Surfaces/Art-Paper-Boards/Master's-Touch-White-Cradled-Artist-Gesso-Board---8%22-x-8%22/p/58151
-Ohuhu Marker: https://amzn.to/31Er9O0


Draw Wiff Waffles: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBARESDB1dvUXUHZwIVHUdw

i really followed in her footsteps for my thumbails. hers are really pretty!!! check her out guys

Chloe Rose Art: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdIrJtBdwusaSoCr8wCmwKg

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Prismacolor pencils: http://amzn.to/2DIkfOx
Charcoal Pencils: http://amzn.to/2Ggh7rG
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The White Pen I use: (3 for $6 w prime): https://amzn.to/2x1Vx6q

Viviva Watercolor Sheets: https://prestigify.com/collections/top-bestsellers/products/viviva-watercolor-sheets?aff=45

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