Whether you have been creating art for awhile or are just beginning, I’m guessing you have what I refer to as having a “fire in the belly” for creating art. That is akin to having a food craving (like my frequent chocolate craving – has to be dark, though, not the milk chocolate, lol, but … Read more 10 Easy Ways for How to Improve Your Art Skills
If you have landed here to read about the best paper for colored pencil, it might be that you are less than satisfied with your colored pencil work. You may have some of the best colored pencils- Faber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolor Premier, Koh-i-Noor, to name a few. Also, you may have the basics down for layering, … Read more Best Paper For Colored Pencil – It’s All In The Tooth
Watercolor pencils are a unique medium in that they combine the fun part of each medium–drawing with a pencil and painting with a brush. If you have used colored pencils but have always wanted to try painting, this may be the perfect transition for you. It’s frankly easier than traditional watercolor painting. I have written … Read more 7 Fun and Easy Watercolor Pencil Techniques – Learn Today!
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