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  • One of the most frequent questions I get is what on earth is a “giclée” print, closely followed by how on earth do you say it!? So, it’s pronounced ‘zhee-clay’ which originates from the French word ‘gicler’, which means “squirt/spurt/spray”, referencing how the ink is sprayed onto the paper to produce prints. Giclée printing uses a wider range of coloured inks which means there is a much broader colour range available to more accurately reproduce
  • I’ve been drawing almost daily now for about 5 years, and there’s no greater pain then watching coloured pencils disappearing into rubbish sharpeners that snap and break leads and give a blunt point. For the detail orientated work I do, I love a long sharp point and finding a sharpener that not only lasts but gives you that glorious point time after time has been a long endeavour. I’d been buying the ‘KUM Automatic Long
  •   As a small business, I do my absolute best to make sure that I’m doing my bit for the environment. Having started Cherry Watson Illustration in late 2017, I spent many an hour researching ways to safely package my work,  be that originals or prints for sale or posting overseas, since then I’ve managed to upgrade and swap out plastic and avoid using materials that aren’t recyclable or reusable to suitable eco-friendly alternatives. My
  • Hey hi hello! When I first got into coloured pencils in 2016, I spent SO LONG googling this, that and the other about what pencils, paper and sharpener was best. Hours and hours trawling through so much information and questioning artists, and then many pennies buying the stuff that was recommended to have a go myself. So to help out other aspiring coloured pencil artists, I’m going to do a quick list of things I
  • Let’s talk money! It’s an awkward and uncomfortable topic for many, and one I have to discuss often with potential clients so let’s just get stuck in!  I’m one of many, many small creative business’ who go to fetes and fairs, have market stalls and therefore get to interact with potential customers face to face, and it’s after one of these days where I’m writing this post . It is really wonderful to have people
  • Hey there! Welcome to my first blog post, I thought I’d open with a little bit of background about myself and my work so far. I’m Cherry (yes that is my real name – no, I’m not kidding!), born in the north of England and raised in the Derbyshire countryside in the misty, wet hills of Buxton and now residing in gorgeous Hertfordshire. I always loved art at school and being creative but had never