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Blending Oil Pastels with Baby Oil: Secrets revealed

Have you ever tried blending oil pastels with baby oil? It might seem like the two don’t go together at first, but they do! When mixed together, baby oil and oil pastels create a unique texture and depth in your artwork. The best part is that it’s so easy to do. All you need is […]

what kind of paper do you use for oil pastels

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 Oil Pastels

Best Oil Pastels – Top 5 Reviewed + Buyer Guide

If you’re in a creative mood and want to get down to arty business straight away, pastels are one of the best art mediums out there. Many art products require some sort of preparation before you start the creative process but pastels are ready to use at any point. They allow you to apply pigment […]

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 […]

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How to Use Pastels on Paper – Great tips and techniques

A medium that has been around for centuries, pastels are easy to use, portable, and can create gorgeous pieces of artwork that truly display your artistic talent. If you already know how to draw with pen, pencils, or charcoal, learning to use pastels may be the next logical step in your growth as an artist. […]

How to use oil pastel sticks

How to Use Oil Pastel Sticks – Best Tips and Techniques

Containing intensely colored pigments in a stick form with a wax binder and an oil base, oil pastels are a very versatile medium with which both experienced and novice artists can make beautiful drawings. Although they are applied like a crayon to the drawing surface, oil pastels have excellent coverage and can make your drawings […]

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Tips on How to Use Pastels on Canvas – it can be done!

While most people think that canvas is the surface for art media like acrylics and oil paints, other kinds of media can also be used on canvas to create beautiful and interesting pieces of artwork. One such media that may be used on canvas is pastel. While traditionally, pastels are used on special pastel paper, using […]

How to clean oil paint brushes

How To Clean Oil Based Paint Brushes Safely

Chances are your paint brushes are a large investment and you want to protect that investment after each use. Whether you are painting a house or are an artist, oil based paints and brushes share some quite common ingredients and materials and the cleaning techniques will work for either. In this article, we will be […]

How to use Pastel Sticks

How to use Pastel Sticks to Create Artwork

One of the oldest artist’s mediums, pastels produce vivid colored drawings with a minimum of equipment. They are perfect for taking along on a trip or just for stepping out of the studio for the day. You can get started drawing with pastels with just a handful of items that are available at low cost.  […]

How to make fan art

Beginners Guide on How to make Fan Art that’s kickass

In this post I will share with you the top 5 tips you need to follow so that you can start as a beginner, how to make fan art that’s kickass, from laying the groundwork, developing a style, stealing from others, removing all fear and sharing what you make with the world. The best artists […]

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Drawing vs Painting: The Differences Explained Easy

Have you ever wondered why some people say drawing is easier than painting? What is the difference between the two and which is better? In Drawing vs Painting: The Differences Explained Easy explores these questions to help artists understand how they can improve their art skills by understanding the differences in technique. There are many […]

how to protect artwork from damage

How to Protect Artwork From Damage: Best 17 Tips for Taking Precautions

How do you protect your artwork from damage? By knowing the risks and taking precautions. There are a few different things you can do to make sure that your artwork is well taken care of, from deciding on how it should be stored or shipped to adding protective layers. This blog post will go over […]