I bought a Raphael #2 Kolinsky from my studio mate, Rick, and it’s glorious.
I hear the Windsor-Newton series 7 used to be the staple, but they changed the manufacturing process somewhere along the way. I have one good one after probably going through eight duds. The Raphael was great from the start.
I draw live on uStream every Wednesday starting at 7:30pm ET. Old shows are recorded so you can go back and watch the process. I usually end up drawing sketch cards since 1) they’re the perfect size for a webcam and 2) I usually have commissions at that size to keep up with.
On March 3rd at 9pm I’ll be doing a show on the Artcast Network screening room.
Here’s a couple of cards drawn on this past week’s show. Click for a larger view.