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A Drafting Table Or Easel? What’s Best For Artists

A Drafting Table Or Easel? What’s Best For Artists

A drafting table provides an ideal working surface with plenty of storage compartments and adjustable angles and you can place them on a table or desk, making them perfect for tasks like sketching, drawing, and painting. On the other hand, an easel provides a sturdy, stationary surface for painting and is best suited to tasks…

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

How To Keep Kneaded Eraser From Drying Out – Cheap Artist 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. But for it to work, we need to make sure it is clean…

How To Clean India Ink From Brushes – Simply Do This

How To Clean India Ink From Brushes – Simply Do This

Cleaning india ink from brushes is a relatively easy process to learn. Keeping brushes clean will ensure they perform as they should when you are creating your projects. How To Clean India Ink From Brushes The key to maintaining brushes is to keep them moist. If you are actively using different brushes simply wetting them…

What Is A Good White Gouache Substitute? Best Paint Tips For Artists

What Is A Good White Gouache Substitute? Best Paint Tips For Artists

When I’m ready to begin an art project and discover that I’m out of white gouache, I make a white gouache substitute that works just as well. I’ve found that the easiest method of making a white gouache substitute is to mix white watercolor paint with ground white chalk (calcium carbonate). When painting with this…

Artists, you can use charcoal in a sketchbook – here’s how

Artists, you can use charcoal in a sketchbook – here’s how

Using charcoal in a sketchbook is a perfectly acceptable way to apply charcoal to paper.  The type of paper used and treating the drawing afterwards what matter most to ensure you don’t end up with a smudgy mess. Depending on the exact specifications of the sketch and your intentions, there is no one perfect sketchbook for…

For Artists Drawing With Arthritis, 8 Ways To Manage The Pain

For Artists Drawing With Arthritis, 8 Ways To Manage 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

There are plenty of ways to repel acrylic paint, and I’ve compiled a list of the 14 ultimate resists for your convenience ranging from every materials such as glass and plastics to chemicals to beauty products. Let’s go! #1 – Varnish Varnishes are one of the most popular ways to repel acrylic paint. You can…

29 Unique Art Project Ideas For Adults – Impress Your Friends

29 Unique Art Project Ideas For Adults – Impress Your Friends

Are you an experienced artist with a lifetime of creative exploration behind you? Or perhaps you’re rediscovering your passion for art later in life? Below I have presented 29 unique art project ideas tailored specifically for older adults. These are not your typical tacky craft ideas. #1 Portraits of your children or grandchildren One of…

How artists can improve on gesture drawings – ultimate tips

How artists can improve on gesture drawings – ultimate tips

There are a few key differences between gesture drawing and figure drawing. Gesture drawings are usually quicker, as you’re trying to capture the overall movement and feeling of a subject rather than the details. Figure drawings are more slow and precise, often done with a model or reference photo. Gesture drawings are also done without…