December Indigo Artbox review time!
If you haven’t heard, Indigo Artbox is a subscription box that sends you hand-selected materials to complete a new art project every month. Each box will include quality art supplies in just the right amounts for testing out new skills and materials. The featured monthly projects are also combined with 2 short online videos — one on art history for inspiration and the other on actual technique. The goal at Indigo Artbox is to offer anyone, regardless of background, a fun way to learn how to make art right in their own home.
Subscriptions are $29.99/month with free shipping within the US. — For a limited time, you can get your first box for just $14.99 (and future monthly boxes for just $19.99) with coupon code “INDIGOART“!
Let’s see what’s in the December 2016 Indigo Artbox!
Everything was shipped in a plain white bubble mailer this month.
A peek inside!
An info/welcome sheet provided a list of included materials, general instructions, tips, and links to to the project videos. December’s project was “Drawing with Soft Pastels inspired by Edgar Degas“.
Reeves Soft Pastels – A box of 12 soft pastels was provided as the main medium for this month’s project. These are ideal for blending on cardstock and textured paper.
Paper – The box included sketch paper for practice, notecards, and soft pastel paper for the main project.
Butcher Paper & Plexiglass – A large sheet of folded butcher paper was provided to protect your work area, while a small sheet of plexiglass would allow you to trace the outline of your art inspiration using a dry erase marker to get a feel for how to draw the lines.
Pencil, Marker, Eraser – A drawing pencil and eraser were provided for sketching, while a dry eraser would be used for tracing on the plexiglass.
Art Cards – Two art cards featuring famous works of Edgar Degas were to serve as inspiration for your project.
My husband started by tracing the basic outline of the dancer using the plexiglass and dry erase marker.
Next, he sketched the same outline out onto one of the sheets of soft pastel paper.
Color time! He started with the dancer’s body, focusing first on her skin and hair.
More colors were added and blended…
…until the dancer was complete!
Another fun project from Indigo Artbox! My husband admittedly isn’t too fond of/great with pastels, but his final piece turned out way better than anything I would have attempted. 😉 — Remember, for a limited time you can get your first box for just $14.99 (and future monthly boxes for just $19.99) with coupon code “INDIGOART“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome