Artist Toolkit

Oil Paintings on Canvas – Storage Guidelines

So, you’ve created a masterpiece. Congratulations! Preserve the treasure in order to the next generations could have a look at it. Caring for oil paintings requires attention to many details. Here are the crucial little things you should know.

Colored Pencil Organizers & Holders: 4 Types

When I went in for drawing, I started buying regular and сolored pencils with great enthusiasm. After a month, they were everywhere – on my kitchen table, on window sills… I went to the nearest stationer’s shop in the hope of choosing a compact and having a lot of useful space inside […]

Art Portfolio Bags for Oil Paintings: the Most Important Features

A special bag for carrying canvases is a thing every painter should purchase. It simplifies transporting works and, more importantly, protects them from damage. Goods of the sort are available in a wide variety of designs and price ranges. How to choose one that meets your needs?

Drawing with Black Ink: The Necessary Art Tools and Materials, Basic Techniques

Graphite pencil strokes are quite faint. A picture drawn with it is unlikely to be used as a book illustration or a depiction for a handmade postcard. If you like to hatch, try your hand at ink drawing. Contrasty ink lines look strong and finished.

How to Draw with Watercolor Pencils: a Lesson for Beginners

Aquarelle water-soluble pencils are a wonderful thing. As you use them on dry paper, your work looks like a drawing, but just add some water, and lo and behold, the work turns into a painting.

Wet-into-wet: A Short Guide to an Essential Watercolor Technique

Today we are taking a look at a very challenging technique – working with a wet brush onto a wet surface. Applying the method you can either get something striking or spoil a piece of paper.

Studio Watercolors Sonnet – a Detailed Review

There are old Russian plants manufacturing high-quality paints. One of them is APP Nevskaya palitra. The watercolors Sonnet, which the company produces, became a great addition to my toolkit.

SMLT Authentic Line: the Great Spiral Pads for Artists and Designers

I usually paint with watercolors, and my main item of expenditure is paper. Last week I bought a relatively cheap spiral pad to try out, and it turned out to be amazing for its price. The pad was manufactured by the company SM.LT, I’d never even heard of.

Professional Watercolor Pencils Staedtler Karat: the Main Features

Watercolor pencils let you combine drawing with painting: they have water-soluble colored binders. The art medium is equally good for dry-on-dry sketching and wet-on-wet techniques.

Painting by Numbers: What It is and How to Choose Such a Kit

My sister liked drawing in the past and even wanted to become an architect. I gave her a paint by numbers kit on her last birthday. The gift turned out to be perfect.