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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 […]

10 Beautiful (Handpicked) Tattoo Fonts

By John Thatch / January 11, 2018

Tattoos have been around in some form or other for thousands of years, and nowadays it seems that everybody wants a slice of the inking action. With tattooing and its related culture becoming more and more mainstream, it’s inevitable that cheesy clichés will pop up (we all remember the time when everyone was getting Chinese […]

The Best External Paint 2018

By John Thatch / October 22, 2017

On average, homeowners re-paint the exterior of their homes every 7 years, and it’s one of the easiest ways to give your home a new lease of life. It’s a job that can be done without the need for a professional contractor, but to get a great-looking, long-lasting finish it’s important to choose the right […]

The 7 Best Colored Pencils For Artists

By John Thatch / September 12, 2017

There are no clear cut absolute best colored pencils.Because most experienced artists tend to mix, match and develop a distinct style they like.An artist will have a set of colored pencils they prefer, that they’ll compile according to their personal experience. Each colored pencil has their own composition, features and flaws.But… A rule of thumb to […]

The 10 Best Mechanical Pencils 2018

By John Thatch / June 30, 2017

Pencils have a great history to them and they continue to be used by great minds today. Whether you’re a scientist doing math or a diligent DIY crafter in need of reliable precision tools, a mechanical pencil is a solid choice.In comparison to the old trustworthy wooden pencil the mechanical pencil allows for more precision […]

The 5 Best Watercolor Pencils

By John Thatch / June 30, 2017

Watercolor pencils are a quite popular among the artistic community. But what are they, really? Well, as you can see in our colored pencil guide the core inside regular pencils is either oil or wax based. These are what most people are familiar with. But…Watercolor pencils, on the other hand, have water soluble pigments inside. Understand that whether or not […]

The 10 Best Watercolor Paints 2018

By John Thatch / June 27, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / June 26, 2017

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 2018

By John Thatch / June 15, 2017

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 overwhelming 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 […]

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