The world of Anime – the characters have huge eyes and are absolutely adorable and striking. Not only are these characters of Japanese animation cute, they are very popular. If you google the word anime, you will find over 2 billion results! Just looking at images of these anime characters, I became intrigued and sought … Read more How to Draw Anime – You Can Do It!
Have you ever heard of Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored Pencils? That’s OK, years ago, I hadn’t either. One of the elders in my colored pencil class brought them in to show me. As soon as I put one in my hand, I was enthralled and began taking it for a little test drive. I “ooed” and … Read more 5 Motivators to Try Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored Pencils!
The two things we sometimes find ourselves short of in life is time and money. One of my favorite expressions in the world is “day late and a dollar short”. And that certainly applies to me at times! But I think it’s safe to say that we all love to stretch our supplies to save … Read more 5 Easy Art Drawing Hacks – To Save Money and Time
As drawing mediums go, probably one of the most little talked about drawing tool is the pastel pencil. Soft and hard pastels themselves (in block form) are a well-known medium which produces stunning results. The photo to the right from Pixabay, created by Courtney Crookes, is a testament to what can be done with pastel … Read more Pastel Pencils Review – Derwent Brand
”Ha, you call that a tree?”, scoffed my eighth grade art teacher as he walked by my desk and gazed upon a tree I had been working very hard on, trying to draw it to the best of my ability. I wish he had offered a better way to help me improve, but sadly he … Read more How to Draw a Tree Step by Step – Realistically
Years ago, I purchased Prismacolor Col-Erase erasable colored pencils for the same reason presumably that other people want to buy them–because they love coloring or colored pencil art but want the convenience of being able to erase, a luxury traditional colored pencils don’t offer. I tried them completing this small peach picture. They definitely felt … Read more Col-Erase Colored Pencil Review – Their Real Purpose
Do you own a set of watercolor pencils? If not, why not? They really are an absolute blast to use in creating beautiful art. They are the best of both worlds–colored pencils and watercolor painting–and are extremely versatile. But just like everything else, not all watercolor pencil brands (also known as water-soluble) are created equal. … Read more Derwent Watercolor Pencils – And Best Tips for Using Them
You hear them touted by professional artists as having exceptional quality. But seeking them out in the art store left you near fainting (I know I nearly keeled over) due to sticker shock, lol! It took me years to justify to myself spending the money on these because I was afraid they weren’t worth it. … Read more Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils – Worth It?
So we are staying home to stop the spread and do our part to help the world heal from this awful virus. Some of you may be out of work (I am, at least as an art instructor for senior retirement homes) and have many worries, anxiety and possibly fear that are affecting our lives … Read more Artist Block During Shut-down – How to Overcome
If you are a newbie color pencil artist, you have already begun to experience the joy of using this wonderful medium. Some of you may have an extensive collection of art pieces that you have completed in colored pencils or even just colorings you have done using colored pencil. However, some of you may be … Read more Shading with Colored Pencils -Beginner’s Guide