Pastel Pencils Review – Derwent Brand

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

Col-Erase Colored Pencil Review – Their Real Purpose

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

Derwent Watercolor Pencils – And Best Tips for Using Them

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

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils – Worth It?

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

Best Artist Drawing Board – Visual Edge Slant Board

Looking for a great portable board for drawing? Well look no further. I’d like to tell you about a board I discovered, originally created for reading and writing, that serves me greatly as an artist for drawing/sketching. If you like to quick sketch an idea or sit down for a serious piece, this is the … Read more

3 Best Watercolor Brush Pens – So Much More Than Markers

An art medium that has drawn a lot of attention over the last few years is markers. But markers themselves have improved into something called watercolor brush pens. I’ve had the opportunity to try 3 different brands – Tombow, Sakura Koi and Arteza brush pens. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. I will be … Read more