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Best Paper for Art Prints and Oil Pastels

By John Thatch / December 30, 2019

Paper is used for documents, writing, art and print. It’s a commodity and adds a sense of permanence. Now-a-days, paper is made from several renewable sources, it’s inexpensive and lasts for decades. As an Artist, you want the best kind of paper for oil pastels.  It should also be noted that as an Artist, you need […]

Best Numbing Cream Tattoo 2019

By John Thatch / October 11, 2019

They always say that pain is part of the process of getting a tattoo. But does it really have to be? Sure, getting a tattoo is a rite of passage for some, but some of us just like turning our skin into a beautiful canvas. Can the tattoo process be enjoyable and without pain. It was […]

Best Pens for Drawing

By John Thatch / October 3, 2019

From the first time we pick up our favorite crayon to scrawl shapes as a child, we learn the importance of a good drawing pen. The tool must be an extension of our hands which can make the image in our mind appear on the paper in front of us.  It is tricky to know what […]

Getting Started With Drawing Anime

By John Thatch / September 12, 2019

Getting Started With Drawing AnimeThe anime/manga style is more widespread now than it has ever been. Beginning in Japan and other Asian countries, its popularity has skyrocketed in the West, with many budding artists adapting their work to its style. But drawing anime or also referred to as manga drawing can take some adjusting even […]

The 10 Best Electric Pencil Sharpeners 2019

By Janet / June 21, 2019

Gone are the days of chipping away at a pencil with a craft knife or using a manual sharpener to refresh your leads. Usually, your best option is a pencil sharpener that’s electric, because they boast a whole load of benefits over traditional sharpening methods.An electric pencil sharpener can save you heaps of time, keep […]

The 10 Best Watercolor Pencils 2019

By John Thatch / April 4, 2019

If you’re an artist who enjoys drawing and painting, watercolor pencils offer a great way of combining the two mediums. Water-soluble colored pencils are designed to work with or without the addition of water. Used dry, you get a colored pencil effect with sharp lines and clear detail. But, when water is added to either the […]

The 10 Best Calligraphy Pens 2019

By John Thatch / March 27, 2019

Calligraphy is the art of creating beautiful lettering and symbols, and since its ancient beginnings, it’s been used by various cultures around the world. It’s widely seen on wedding invitations, certificates and plaques, and more recently in marketing collateral and advertisements. Modern calligraphy is growing in popularity, and as such, so is the variety of […]

The 10 Best 3D Pens 2019

By John Thatch / February 24, 2019

Buying a 3D pen will open you up to a new world of creativity, and there’s so much you can do with one: from designing accessories and building models to creating unique pieces of art.3D pens work by heating up plastic filament which is then fed through a nozzle to create thin streams of soft […]

The 10 Best Laser Cutters AIO Machine Engravers 2019

By John Thatch / February 10, 2019

Laser cutters and laser engravers haven’t always been accessible or affordable, but in recent years this has changed. Now, you can create unique customized crafts at home with minimal spending or effort. Whether you’re trying your hand at engraving for the first time, are a seasoned craftsperson or manufacturer, or are a small business looking […]

The 10 Best Drafting Tables 2019

By John Thatch / February 3, 2019

Whether you’re an architect, professional comic artist, craft hobbyist, or artist, you’ll need a great desk to work from. Flat desks have their uses, but if you’re drawing or designing you’ll benefit from investing in a drafting table that has a tilting top. There are lots of great drafting tables available on the market, and the […]

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