All posts in "Traditional"

The 10 Best Watercolor Paints 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

Watercolor paint is a combination of gum Arabic and pigment. Almost all paint medium is a pigment and some type of binder. The binder determines the type of paint it is.Oil paint is pigment and oil—typically linseed oil.Encaustic paint is made up of different pigment and wax.Acrylic paint is different pigment mixed with acrylic medium.Watercolors, […]

The 4 Best Acyrlic Paints 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

Acrylic paints are to an artist as numbers are to a mathematician. Basic and essential. But unlike numbers these chemicals  will be on your skin and the fumes you breathe. You will want to err on the safe side and not harm yourself.Although no company will use an excessive amount of toxic lead in their paints […]

The 29 Best Pens 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

Are you a pen enthusiast?Well, if you are then, you’ve struck gold.With the plethora of choices in the market it might get a bit confusing finding the best pen for your needs. I’ve spend the week playing around with different types of pens. Some of them were beautiful and amazing to hold. While others.. not […]

45 Top Traditional Art Bloggers

By John Thatch / 7 months ago

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 / 7 months ago

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 […]

Choosing Tattoo Inks Guide

By John Thatch / 9 months ago

To produce a good quality tattoo requires a good quality ink. Vibrant colours are only achievable by using superior inks. There are many inks readily available, but care should be taken to make sure that they are produced from good quality ingredients.It may seem that the initial outlay for good quality inks is expensive, but […]

The 3 Best Calligraphy Pens 2017

By John Thatch / 9 months ago

Many people tend to think that calligraphy is a dying form of art, but others myself included beg to differ.Although technology is making the art of calligraphy a bit reduntant, the elegance of beautifully written words makes it adorable. It is so simple, one requires only a nib and ink to transform words and letters […]

The 8 Best Tattoo Machines 2017

By John Thatch / 9 months ago

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 […]

Review: How to Sell Your Art Online by Cory Huff

By John Thatch / 10 months ago

Yesterday, I was browsing Amazon on what books to spend my monthly book allowance and I stumbled upon Cory Huff’s “How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms. I had seen it on Amazon a couple of times but I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t think it could […]

The Best Paint Sprayers 2017

By John Thatch / 11 months ago

Painting your home is a straightforward, simple task: you get the paint on the walls, fence, deck, or furniture you desire evenly and smoothly and try not to get it anywhere else that matters. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s pleasant or quick. Using a simple brush or roller can certainly get the […]

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