WHAT FUN! Dry Erase Crayons on Scribbles Board.

As I am adding to my ArtCart for my grandsons…I keeping finding really cool stuff! This was something I was looking for, but…well…not exactly… I was looking for single chalkboards for each of the boys, the kind that we used when I was a kid in the 50s and 60s. I thought they were so much fun! But, they’re not that …

How I set up my ART CARTs

I found the coolest idea! I see a lot of people on Pinterest are doing this…making use of the IKEA Raskog cart to make a really cool Art Cart! (I was at Michaels the other day and they also have a similar cart that you can buy) I’m sure that you could really use just about any cart you’d like …

Some supplies to keep COLORED PENCIL coloring easy.

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…

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 …

Art Supplies

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 …

Colored Pencil Drawings

Even though we mostly do simple little drawing themes for kids here at The Draw Page…this is one that you grown-ups may enjoy doing all by yourself. I bought a package of Artist Trading Cards ,there are lots of different paper-types. They are not terribly expensive (because of their size) and they are prepared for you…and who knows …you may even …

Drawing Supplies

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…

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!

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

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 …