Not sure what to get the artist on your list? Want to share a list of awesome products that are already compiled for you? Look no further than My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide for 2020! I’ve provided links to Amazon for both the USA and CANADA sites but I would strongly encourage you to … Continue reading My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide 2020
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with STAEDTLER on a project, that up until recently, I wasn't allowed to share with anyone. It was hard keeping this one a bit of secret since it was basically fulfilling a career goal of mine, but nevertheless, I kept my lips sealed! Fast forward through … Continue reading STAEDTLER Packaging Project
Slice has been gaining a lot of popularity in the colored pencil world lately, especially with pet portrait artists. The ceramic blades are a safer and innovative alternative to the traditional X-Acto brand knives that are commonly used for creating texture in animal fur and human hair. One of the many advantages of this tool … Continue reading Does Slice Make the Cut?
Derwent is fast becoming a popular choice amongst artists working in the colored pencil medium. With a history dating back to 1832 in Britain though they are not by any means new to the scene. The pencils are still manufactured in the UK today and with a very apparent and genuine commitment to hearing the … Continue reading Derwent Metallic Review
Winsor & Newton is a brand with a long-standing reputation for excellence dating back to its humble beginnings in 1832. That said, this reputation was built on watercolor not colored pencils. On a recent trip to my local Michaels, I noticed that Winsor & Newton had joined the colored pencil game. Already familiar with their … Continue reading Winsor & Newton Colored Pencils
One of the common misconceptions artists face is that whatever medium they create in must be something that comes easy to them and that’s why they are so good at it. For a percentage of the population of artists, this may be true in that they’ve chosen painting over say sculpting because they found they … Continue reading Misconceptions: Art Comes Easy to Artists