Category: Art Materials

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

  • 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 […]

  • Best printers for giclee prints for the at home artist

    Best printers for giclee prints for the at home artist

    In order to get the best results for your Giclee prints, you need a printer that is capable of handling the high resolution and fine details required for this type of printing. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best printers for giclee prints, based on factors such as […]

  • The Ultimate Guide to Brusho Painting for Beginners

    The Ultimate Guide to Brusho Painting for Beginners

    Trying to learn about Brusho painting and all the different ways it can be used can be daunting. There are so many different ways to use Brusho paints, and it can be hard to know where to start. I didn’t even know it existed until this year and was curious to try it out. This […]

  • 9 Things to paint on explored. What are painting substrates in art?

    9 Things to paint on explored. What are painting substrates in art?

    What are painting substrates in art? There is a lot of confusion about what these are, put simply a painting substrate is the painting surface such as canvas, paper, linen, etc. Substrates are the things to paint on. There is also confusion about the different types of painting substrates and what they are used for.  […]

  • How to Seal Pencil Drawings the Correct and Easy Way

    How to Seal Pencil Drawings the Correct and Easy Way

    You’ve just finished a sketch and now you need to know how to protect your drawing from smudging and the elements. There are several ways that you can fix your drawings using fixative sprays and even hairspray (just don’t!), but did you know there are other methods that don’t use a spray? Before releasing hairspray […]

  • Easy abstract palette knife painting for beginners

    Easy abstract palette knife painting for beginners

    Abstract palette knife painting for beginners is aimed at artists learning to paint abstract art but are either too scared to start or are finding it frustrating to make it work. If you are new to painting or using palette knives you will find that they are one of the best ways to create beautiful, […]

  • One of the best Liquitex Acrylic Paint Reviews

    One of the best Liquitex Acrylic Paint Reviews

    Paint is an essential tool for any artist, and it’s important to know what paint will work best for your needs. When it comes to acrylic paint specifically there are more options available to you than time to read all the acrylic paint reviews. To help you save time, I have compiled one of the […]

  • Derwent Metallic Pencils Reviewed – Best Review

    Derwent Metallic Pencils Reviewed – Best Review

    Derwent Metallic Pencils are a new addition to Derwent’s range of pencils and they come in a range of metallic colours. Derwent is one of the most popular brands for artists and designers, so it comes as no surprise that these pencils have been designed to be perfect for anyone who wants to add some […]

  • What kind of paper do you use for Oil Pastels? Best Listed

    What kind of paper do you use for Oil Pastels? Best Listed

    Paper is an important part of any art-making process. Paper can be used for watercolor, acrylics, inks, and more. So what kind of paper do you use for oil pastels? There are many options when it comes to paper for oil pastels. Some artists prefer canvas or other heavy weight papers while others love the […]

  • Best 7 Gouache Brands Reviewed (plus Buyer’s Guide)

    Best 7 Gouache Brands Reviewed (plus Buyer’s Guide)

    Gouache paint is a versatile paint that can be used on almost any surface. With so many different gouache brands to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one will work best for your needs. So if you have ever asked yourself where can i buy gouache paint, then this article is just […]

  • Best Pencil Sharpener For Colored Pencils

    Best Pencil Sharpener For Colored Pencils

    Colored pencils are an essential for any budding artist or hobbyist. Allowing you to experiment on various mediums, colored pencils are different from lead pencils as they are made from wax. This means that the sharpener you use should be different as it needs to create a consistent leveling around the tip of the pencil […]