Earth Day Sale!

Celebrate the Earth with great photography products from OmegaBrandess!
From now until the end of the day on April 24th, you can get up to 50% off on your favorite nature photography products from OmegaBrandess. From the Giottos Memoire 100 Trekking Pole to Eco-Friendly Mod Straps, we have everything you need to amp up your nature photography game.

You can also get FREE ground shipping within the continental US! Head over to the sale page to see what we have to offer!

Not applicable on previous orders. While supplies last.

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

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National Library Week Book Sale!

In honor of National Library Week, we’re having book sale!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

Select books in the OmegaBrandess webstore are 50% off retail price from today through April 17th. You can also get FREE USPS Media Mail shipping with tracking on all book orders!

Head over to the sale page and start stocking up on awesome books for your personal library while supplies last!

Does not apply to previous orders. Limited to in stock quantities.

Marshall’s Update!

As promised, I did a bunch more experimenting with the Marshall’s colored pencils! While my finished piece isn’t quite ready for you guys yet, I can assure you that the basic colored pencils performed just as well, if not better, than the metallics I experimented with over the weekend.

The colors are rich and well pigmented, and the leads hold the same consistency and strength as the metallics. Once again, I haven’t had to sharpen them yet but I can still get the fine details!

When it comes to color range, our stock seems to be leaning more towards the cooler side of the spectrum. We have many many blues and greens, but fewer shades of red and yellow. However to make up for that, all of the colors blend together incredibly well to create your own infinite color spectrum.

As far as the oil-based pigment properties, it’s really cool! I believe it really steps up the blending capabilities of these pencils. If used with Marlene on a canvas like the ready-to-color ones we sell in our store, it creates a beautiful watercolor effect. You can achieve a similar effect using linseed oil or or paint thinner. Any medium intended for oil paints can feasibly be combined with these pencils to create a number of stunning effects.

However, I HIGHLY recommend keeping these experiments to canvas only and do not use them on paper. Oil bases rarely ever soak in to canvas, but the fibers of paper suck it up instantly and can leave you with an awful oily mess.

 

These Marshall’s colored pencils have absolutely blown me away. I am incredibly impressed with the quality of a product from a brand that I had honestly never heard of before I started working at OmegaBrandess. You can find our full range of Marshall’s products over in the OmegaBrandess webstore!

Be sure to stay tuned on Instagram to see my final project, and keep an eye out for new reviews on the blog!