Australian Network for Art and Technology
The role of ANAT is to advocate, support and promote the arts and artists in the interaction between art, technology and science, nationally and internationally. Since its inception in 1985 ANAT has been at the forefront of the movement to position artists as active participants in the 'information age'. ANAT's goals, as written in the mission statement, are: To engage with art, science and technology to enable and influence culture, community and economic developments by building and participating in robust, resilient networks that exist to identify and pursue new opportunities in trans-disciplinary practice and inspiration. Supporting creative practitioners by identifying pathways for innovative and trans-disciplinary practice. Assisting creative practitioners to achieve financially sustainable practices that have important and positive economic impact.
I really like these pencils. I accidentally found a technique that really exemplified the "magic" in them. Rolling the pencil to preserve the point and
coloring in a circular motion really brings out the random beauty of the colors in coloring a small petaled flower like a zinnia. I have colored an entire picture with one pencil and gotten raves about it. The biggest drawback I am experiencing is the lack of tutorials to help people understand how to use them. I have seen critiques where the artist did not have a clue how to use them. I have also seen a Russian tutorial that shows a lot of blending techniques that really show some extraordinary effects. I am currently exploring their use for backgrounds. I like the pencils and find them a challenge to explore the "magic."
Not the world's greatest, but nice, especially given the price. More than adequate for practice pieces, and students. I pay more per tube for the professional quality paints I use now, than for this entire 18-piece collection, so if you need paints for practice, go for it! Not especially great for making custom colors- mixes tend to get muddy. Stays wet in tubes for years!
- Michelle D. in Tampa, FL
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