Markers, Pencils and Pens

Markers, Pencils and Pens

good ballpoint pens for drawing

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…

the difference between graphite and charcoal pencils

The difference between graphite and charcoal pencils is amazing

Do you know the difference between graphite and charcoal pencils? Some beginner artists assume they are basically the same but they are not. Graphite is a mineral that is used to make lead for pencils. It has a different consistency to charcoal such as being harder and finer, which makes it great for detailed drawing….

what is graphite in art

What is graphite in art – are they actually lead pencils?

Most people know graphite as the ‘lead’ in pencils, but few know that graphite is a versatile and interesting medium for artists. In this blog post, we answer the question “What is graphite in art?” by taking a look at what graphite is, where it comes from and some of the different ways it can…

Are Micron Pens Permanent

Are Micron Pens Permanent? Quickly Answered For the Time Poor

Micron pens are better known as Sakura Pigma Micron and they are pigmented fine liner pens. They are popular in the art community and personally I love them for their precision and variety of colors. But are they permanent? Here is a quick guide to help you understand if micron pens are right for your…

How to sign limited edition Giclee prints

How to sign limited edition Giclee prints the right way

Are you an artist who wants to make limited edition giclee prints? Signing your prints is a great way to add authentication and value but are you doing it the right way using inks that will last? In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to sign limited edition giclee prints like a pro! Keep…

Brush pen drawing

Brush Pen Drawing – Why These Are The Best Drawing Tools For Artists

Brush pen drawings allow you to experiment with different textures without having to invest in a lot of specialty supplies, you only need paper and a brush pen loaded with ink. Every artist has their favorite mediums, and this is one for me, but if you’re looking for a versatile and dynamic drawing tool that…

Watercolor pencil drawing ideas

5 Terrific Watercolor Pencil Ideas For Beginners – You’ll Want These

If you’re looking for some new watercolor pencil drawing ideas, we’ve got your back. I have compiled a list of 5 terrific watercolor pencil ideas for beginners that include natural items such as leaves, still life (flowers, fruits and vegetables) and even food! There are endless possibilities to explore with beautiful colored pencils. Explore them…

brush drawing

What is Brush Drawing? Master this skill now.

Brushes are used for a variety of purposes, but brush drawing is a unique and exciting way to create art. Brushes come in all shapes and sizes, from asian brush pens to western watercolor brushes. Brush drawing is often done with ink or watercolor because the brush can be used to create fine lines or…

pen and ink drawing materials

7 Pen and ink drawing materials you’ll need now to get started

If you are interested in pen and ink drawings, then the first step is to get started with pen and ink drawing materials. There are many different pen and ink drawing materials that you need to start using pen and ink art properly. In short, the 7 pen and ink drawing materials you will need…

What are Conte crayons made of

What are Conte crayons made of? Are Conte crayons the same as pastels?

What are Conte crayons made of? Are they the same as pastels? What is a binder in a Conte crayon and what paper should you use for them? The answers to these questions and more can be found below! Conte crayons are made by compressing natural pigmented chalk (originally it was either iron oxide, titanium…

Drawing Pencils and Erasers

9 Drawing Pencils and Erasers Reviewed From Mechanical to 8B

Drawing pencils and erasers are two of the most important tools that an artist will need whether they are drawing, sketching to just making guidelines. There are many different types of drawing pencils and erasers available to you, but they all serve a specific purpose and can be used to create different effects. This article…

different types of drawing paper

Different Types of Drawing Paper 101: Choosing The Best Type For You

One of the most important aspects to consider when drawing is what type of paper you are going to use. There are so many different types of drawing paper, each with their own properties that make them appropriate for varying purposes. For example, if you want a smoother finish, you might choose hot pressed paper…