All posts in "Pencils"

The 7 Best Colored Pencils For Artists

By John Thatch / a couple of months ago

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 2017

By John Thatch / a few months ago

At some time or other we all need to use a pencil, it could be in the working environment or even in the home for various tasks and we usually reach for the trusted wooden pencil only to find the lead is blunt and you don’t have a pencil sharpener, so you reach for your […]

The 5 Best Watercolor Pencils

By John Thatch / a few months ago

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 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 / 6 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 / 6 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 […]

The 3 Best Calligraphy Pens 2017

By John Thatch / 8 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 Best Electric Pencil Sharpener

By John Thatch / last year

After days of research and talking with a number of classroom teachers who experience the heaviest use of pencil sharpening. I conclude that you have 7 choices when choosing a pencil sharpener. None, with the exception of one, have a unanimous vote.The most beloved pencil sharpener would be a Panasonic KP-33. But since it is […]