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How to Choose Between Acrylics and Oil paints

By John Thatch / July 9, 2018

If you are a new or inexperienced painter, one of the first things you will need to decide is what you want to paint with. Most painters will be deciding between acrylic and oil paint, and while both are great options, they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. This guide will help you to […]

A complete list of oil painting supplies

By John Thatch / July 9, 2018

When you start working with oil paints, there are several items and materials to buy. You will need everything on this list to paint with oils, and each item is widely available from art supply stores.Oil paintOf course, the first thing you’ll need is oil paint: and plenty of it. If you are just starting […]

45 Top Traditional Art Bloggers

By John Thatch / July 9, 2018

Top 45 Traditional Art BloggersOnce a year Artfixed handpicks it’s favorite artists across categories. These artists stand out for their work or contribution to the arts. These are primarily artists who embrace traditional mediums and conventional tools- gauche, colored pencils, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal or ink. Although they might not limit themselves to only these tools.Note: I’m not a […]

7 Colored Pencil Tips and Tricks

By John Thatch / July 3, 2018

While colored pencils may have been a medium you encountered back in primary school, their usefulness in fine arts shouldn’t be trivialized. Highly detailed and unique pieces can be made with colored pencils. Unlike other media from your schooldays, colored pencils give you extreme flexibility in color choice and precision. Through their unique blending abilities […]

The Best Adult Coloring Books 2018

By John Thatch / July 3, 2018

With the rapid growth of the adult coloring book industry in late 2014, more and more people have discovered the wonderful world of adult coloring books to gift or buy themselves.  Did you know? Coloring books are widely used for various health related causes. Coloring books have been used to explain difficult traumas to children, rehabilitation […]

The 3 best art markers for artists 2018

By John Thatch / July 2, 2018

Markers are used by a wide array of professionals in the art industry: from illustrators and storyboard artists to fashion designers and architects. Whatever their sector, artists need markers that are high quality, easy to use and that that offer the flexibility to cover all the ways that they need to use them. There are dozens […]

The Best Airbrush Makeup Kits 2018

By Janet / April 10, 2018

If you’re passionate about cosmetics, you’ll already know how much the beauty industry loves airbrush makeup; and with good reason. By mastering airbrush, you can create flawless results that are lighter on the skin than traditional makeup techniques. The finish that you can achieve lasts for up to 24 hours with little to no retouching, […]

The Best Internal Paint 2018

By John Thatch / April 4, 2018

There are lots of reasons to repaint the interior of your home: from normal wear and tear to re-purposing a room or keeping up with new trends. It’s an easy and fairly cheap way to give your home a new lease of life, and the job can be done without needing to hire a professional […]

The 10 Best Airbrushes 2018

By John Thatch / March 15, 2018

For years the art of airbrushing has been in decline. Some even call it dead. But a few dedicated souls remain still invested in the craft. Those few who remain however, hold the passion of thousands.In this article you’ll find a few great airbrushes and airbrush kits. Iwata, Olympus, EFBE, Badger, Harder and Steenbeck and […]

The 8 Best Tattoo Machines 2018

By John Thatch / March 5, 2018

Despite being an ancient tradition, particularly in the Pacific, tattoo artists have evolved a lot in the past twenty years. While technologies for tattoos vary both with time and culture, most people avoid tattoos applied manually with needles or animal bones.Instead, tattoo artists are faced with choosing between coil and rotary tattoo machines for applying […]

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