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  • How To Keep Kneaded Eraser From Drying Out – Cheap Home Remedy

    How To Keep Kneaded Eraser From Drying Out – Cheap Home Remedy

    My kneaded eraser is one of the biggest workhorses in my art supplies. I can easily shape it to a fine point or use it over a larger space. It’s delicate enough to merely lighten or erase without damaging the paper’s surface. It leaves no residue behind but makes quick work of graphite dust and […]

  • How To Clean India Ink From Brushes – Simply Do This

    How To Clean India Ink From Brushes – Simply Do This

    My first experience with india ink came about when I was a teenager trying to make my own tattoos with a couple of the neighborhood kids. Lucky for me we failed miserably and I got ink everywhere and learned pretty quickly how hard and easy it is to clean. Cleaning india ink from brushes is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Drawing With Arthritis, Sure Ways To Stop The Pain

    Drawing With Arthritis, Sure Ways To Stop The Pain

    Arthritis is a pain, literally and figuratively. It can hit anyone at any age and is not just for old people. For artists, drawing with arthritis can be an especially difficult thing to deal with, as it affects our ability to produce art. I have suffered from not only arthritis but also carpal tunnel syndrome […]

  • What Repels Acrylic Paint – 14 Ultimate Resists For Acrylic Paint

    What Repels Acrylic Paint – 14 Ultimate Resists For Acrylic Paint

    Do you like to experiment with different mediums and paints as part of your mixed media artworks? Are you looking for the perfect resist for acrylic paint? If so, you’ll want to read on! In this blog post, we’ll discuss what repels acrylic paint and provide a list of the ultimate resists for acrylic paint. […]

  • Unique Art Project Ideas For Adults You Need To See

    Unique Art Project Ideas For Adults You Need To See

    There is no doubt that art is a powerful form of expression. It can be used to communicate ideas, tell stories, and evoke emotions. And while there are many different ways to create art, some projects are more unique than others. If you’re looking for inspiration, or just want to see some amazing artwork, check […]

  • How you can improve on your gesture drawings – ultimate tips

    How you can improve on your gesture drawings – ultimate tips

    You want to improve your gesture drawings but you’re not sure where to start. It’s hard to get started with anything, especially when it comes to improving your skills. You don’t want to waste your time or money on something that might not work. This guide will help you understand the basics of gesture drawing […]

  • Mounting Paper Artwork for the DIY Artist – An Easy How-To

    Mounting Paper Artwork for the DIY Artist – An Easy How-To

    You’ve created some beautiful artwork, but you don’t know how to display it in your home in a way that looks great and doesn’t cost a fortune. Most people frame their artwork, but this can be expensive and time-consuming. Mounting Paper Artwork is an easy way to create a beautiful display for your home using […]

  • Value Study – Why is it important when creating art?

    Value Study – Why is it important when creating art?

    How can you create a well-balanced and successful composition in your paintings? A successful and well-balanced composition is key to creating a painting that looks professional and finished. Without a good composition, your painting will lack unity and may even appear chaotic. The best way to achieve a successful composition is by using a value […]

  • How to draw birds in 5 easy steps for beginners

    How to draw birds in 5 easy steps for beginners

    People want to learn how to draw birds, but they don’t know where to start. Drawing birds can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right instructions, anyone can do it! In this guide, we will take you through 5 easy steps to drawing a beautiful bird. We’ll start with the basics […]