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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 […]

The 3 Best Art Markers for Artists 2018

By John Thatch / July 2, 2018

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 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 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 […]

The 3 Best Calligraphy Pens 2018

By John Thatch / March 7, 2017

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 / June 8, 2016

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 […]