Category: Art Materials

All about art materials and tools used by artists includes buyer guides

  • A Full Guide To The Best Paper For Dip Pens

    A Full Guide To The Best Paper For Dip Pens

    Paper comes in a wide variety. Only some paper is suitable for calligraphy or art using dip pens. A range of paper elements can impact how well your dip pen performs. Understanding weight, texture, and type can help you make the best choice when selecting paper for dip pen projects. So what is the best paper […]

  • Best Glue For Watercolor Paper – Mount Paper Like A Pro (Tested)

    Best Glue For Watercolor Paper – Mount Paper Like A Pro (Tested)

    If you’re new to watercolor painting, you might be confused about how to mount your watercolor paper, and wondering what’s the best glue for watercolor paper. You may be surprised to learn that it is not actually a glue! In my experience, heavy acrylic gel medium gives me the best results when mounting my finished […]

  • What Is A Good White Gouache Substitute? Proven & Mind Blowing

    What Is A Good White Gouache Substitute? Proven & Mind Blowing

    Whether you’re a professional artist or a beginner, gouache allows you to finish your watercolor painting in one sitting. It dries quickly, and you can use various techniques to create texture and washes. When I’m ready to begin an art project and discover that I’m out of white gouache, I make a white gouache substitute […]

  • Can you use charcoal in a sketchbook – which is best?

    Can you use charcoal in a sketchbook – which is best?

    Sketchbooks are a handy medium for jotting line drawings for later reference.  They can be integral aspects of the creative process.  Using charcoal in a sketchbook is a perfectly acceptable way to apply charcoal to paper.  However, the type of paper used and the treatment of the drawing afterward are the key things to knowing how to do […]

  • Pennelli Acrylic Paint – The Forgotten Brand That Is No More

    Pennelli Acrylic Paint – The Forgotten Brand That Is No More

    One of the common questions found online is how good is Pennelli Acrylic Paint? I used Pennelli acrylic paint quite a few years ago and found them to be quite reasonable for the price. I also owned a few of the Pennelli branded brushes. Pennelli was a brand of acrylic paint that was popular among […]

  • The Best Glass Muller Alternative (Unique Options Listed)

    The Best Glass Muller Alternative (Unique Options Listed)

    When it comes to choosing the best glass muller alternative, there are a few things you need to consider. Some materials work better for certain types of oil paint, and others may be more affordable or easier to find. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best glass muller alternatives […]

  • Turpenoid Vs Gamsol – One Gives Better Results

    Turpenoid Vs Gamsol – One Gives Better Results

    There are a few different types of solvents that artists use to thin their paints and make them easier to work with. In this blog post, we’re going head to head with Turpenoid vs Gamsol to see which one gives better results. Both Turpenoid and Gamsol are solvents that are great for thinning oil paints, […]

  • Gamblin Solvent Free Gel Vs Liquin – Find Your Happy Medium

    Gamblin Solvent Free Gel Vs Liquin – Find Your Happy Medium

    When it comes to choosing a medium for your art, there are many options to choose from. Each type of medium has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, we’ll be comparing two popular types of mediums: Gamblin solvent free gel and Liquin. So, which is the best choice for you? In […]

  • What Are Good Ballpoint Pens For Drawing For Excellent Artists

    What Are Good Ballpoint Pens For Drawing For Excellent Artists

    The right artist’s pens can transform ordinary drawings into something special. It will create clean, crisp lines and provide a nice contrast between the ink and the drawing surface. The best pens have acid-free ink. The style of the pen should be suited to the job that needs to be fulfilled, and the pen should feel comfortable […]

  • Best Watercolor Pencil Brushes You Need To Use Now

    Best Watercolor Pencil Brushes You Need To Use Now

    Watercolors are one of the most popular mediums for artists. They offer a wide range of possibilities and can be used to create delicate and beautiful pieces of art from landscapes to still lifes to flower paintings. However, like with any other medium, you need the right tools to get the best results. In this […]

  • Fantastic Gifts For Artists Who Draw – These Never Date

    Fantastic Gifts For Artists Who Draw – These Never Date

    If you’re looking for gifts for artists who draw, look no further! I’ve rounded up some of the best gifts that any artist would love to receive based on what I would personally love to receive (hint hint family!). From pencils and paper to sketchbooks and drawing books, there’s something here for everyone. And if […]

  • Best eraser for charcoal that won’t cost much money

    Best eraser for charcoal that won’t cost much money

    If you’re just starting out in charcoal drawing, it’s important to find the right tools for the job. One of the most important is an eraser. Some people might tell you that any old eraser will do, but I’m here to tell you that’s not true! When it comes to erasing charcoal it is not […]