Some supplies to keep COLORED PENCIL coloring easy.

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Coloring is so relaxing, and here are a few buying tips to help you keep it that way. First of all, my favorite colored pencils are PRISMACOLOR; they are a bit expensive but have really nice vivid colors and are so fun to use. Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 24 Assorted Colors (3597T)    under $26   and there …

Back to school…

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It’s almost school-time again… and I am sure that besides new shoes and clothes, you’re thinking of paper, pens & even art supplies…I’d like to make a suggestion:  It is much better to buy a few quality materials, than a huge set of inferior ones. I have seen a lot of big ART SETS that looked exciting in the box…but …

Drawing Supplies

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It is much better to buy a few quality materials, than a huge set of inferior ones! Give your budding artists the best chance to succeed at drawing and painting. Basics: A couple of 2B pencils; a nice soft lead that should erase cleanly if you don’t press too hard…see WHISPER LINE. A nice easy-to-use pencil sharpener (hand-held or electric) A …

A Whisper Line…

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What is a WHISPER LINE? Over the years I have found that there are two things that frustrate new artists the most. One is when the drawing materials are poor & difficult to use, and the other is that the lines used for guide while drawing sometimes do not erase easily. Here are some helps: Buy the best supplies that …

and coloring is even better!

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Drawing is fun, and coloring is even better!  Here are some things to color with. Markers & crayons are wonderful!  You can purchase them just about anywhere.  You want to get a nice strong color on your paper, so try to find some good ones. Colored pencils, watercolor pencils and even paint pans can be so much more fun when …

ERASERS

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It’s all a matter of personal preference, but I am a big fan of the white-vinyl erasers. I find that for me they erase cleanly and easily. But there are tons of different opinions and styles of erasers out there. The kneaded eraser is a good choice. I enjoy just rolling and kneading it in my hands sometimes. But their …

Sharpeners

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  One of the most difficult things for little fingers to do is sharpen pencils.  I guess one solution would be to buy them a mechanical pencil…or maybe sharpen the pencils FOR them…or buy an easy-to-use sharpener… I have an old Boston electric pencil sharpener…works like a charm even after all these years. But, I’m not sure they make them …