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Sketch Appeal

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Sketch Appeal

Never before has sketching had so much sass. Sketch Appeal is a freewheeling, straight-talking romp through creative expression through the simple act of drawing. There’s no need to fork out for bespoke paints or fancy brushes, this is where art is utterly accessible and, above all, welcoming. Here, the pen and pencil reign and they are mighty. Pick up your instrument of choice and dive in. Founded by London-based Dulcimer Draws, Sketch Appeal already has a broad fanbase and holds regular gatherings in London to unify fellow women artists and sketchers in zine-making and workshops. With the publication of its...

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Beneficial Shock

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Beneficial Shock

Beneficial Shock! With a name like that it was always clear that this was a film magazine that wanted to do things a little differently. We put a few questions to the creative pair behind the magazine, Gabriel Solomons and Phil Wrigglesworth, to find out why they took a cattle prod to the genre… What are your day jobs? Well, we are both freelance pet detectives specialising in yellow-bellied weasels (those scoundrels get into all sorts of mischief), but for tax purposes state that we are part-time university lecturers. Where did the idea or inspiration for Beneficial Shock! come from?...

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