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29 Most Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

By John Thatch / October 6, 2018

Whether you’re having your first tattoo or your 20th tattoo, it’s likely that you’ll be worried about the pain of getting it done. But, did you know that not all tattoos hurt the same amount? Some parts of the body are tougher to tattoo than others, and the pain can vary from a slight sting to […]

Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon

By John Thatch / July 27, 2018

It’s a short and sweet book. Full of phrases full of wisdom that you’ve probably heard and little stories to accompany them. The book mainly serves to help artists deal with all the false cultural baggage that we get from our media, family or friends.Things like:”Originality” and “stealing”Just putting in the workFinding your own true […]

Fun with a Pencil by Andrew Loomis

By John Thatch / July 27, 2018

Who would’ve ever thought that a drawing instruction book might be controversial?So this book was published in 1939. And if you’re sensitive to cultural stereotypes then you might be horrified by what you see. But if you’re like me and well have no cultural stereotypes in your head then this is a perfectly innocent art […]

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

By John Thatch / July 27, 2018

A common phenomena among experienced artists is that their sight has changed. They say that now they see things as they really are. What does that mean?This in part has to do with the neuropsychology of the brain. Human beings don’t see the full spectrum of colors and we also have blind spots in our […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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