The Difference Between Hot Press And Cold Press Watercolor Paper

You’ve probably heard the terms cold press or hot press watercolor paper but are not exactly sure what that means and what would be best for you. I remember when I started using watercolor pencils (which requires watercolor paper), I purchased cold press simply because it was more popular and have happily used it for … Read more The Difference Between Hot Press And Cold Press Watercolor Paper

How to Sharpen Colored Pencils – Simplified

Sharpened colored pencils

If you work with colored pencils as an art medium, undoubtedly you have experienced the frustration of sharpening your colored pencil in a handheld sharpener and it keeps breaking again and again. It’s broken down to the wood with no visible pigment showing. The electric pencil sharpener manufacturers say not to sharpen colored pencils in … Read more How to Sharpen Colored Pencils – Simplified

Basic Colored Pencil Techniques – Improve Your Colored Pencil Art

Colored Pencil has certainly risen in popularity over the past decade with the advent of coloring books for adults. It is a wonderful medium that is fun to use, relatively easy to learn and has been touted as being very relaxing. Whether you are an avid colorist who wants to go to the next level, … Read more Basic Colored Pencil Techniques – Improve Your Colored Pencil Art