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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 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 […]

The 3 Best Art Markers for Artists 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

Markers are used by a wide array of professionals in the art industry: from illustrators and storyboard artists to fashion designers and architects. Whatever their sector, artists need markers that are high quality, easy to use and that that offer the flexibility to cover all the ways that they need to use them. There are dozens […]

The 10 Best Mechanical Pencils 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

To the uninitiated, mechanical pencils might all seem the same. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are dozens of options available for every use you could possibly think of, and at every imaginable price-point.  Whether you’re looking for your first mechanical pencil or another one to add to your collection, we’re sharing our […]

The 29 Best Pens 2019

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

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