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Product Review: Handbook Brand Sketchbook

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Product Review: Handbook Brand Sketchbook

Hannah's review of the Hand•Book sketchbook brand, taking into consideration many of the factors that make a perfect artist's sketchbook.

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What Do You Need to Get Started with Pen and Ink Illustration?

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What Do You Need to Get Started with Pen and Ink Illustration?

Pen and ink illustration is a very approachable and affordable hobby. In this post, you'll learn how little you actually need to get started, where you can find the items you do need, and what you can do with them once you have them.

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DIY Tutorial: Paint a Flower and Foliage with Gouache (or Watercolor)

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DIY Tutorial: Paint a Flower and Foliage with Gouache (or Watercolor)

Learn how to paint a flower with gouache or watercolor using this step-by-step tutorial from VanDuinen Studio.

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Product Review: Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache

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Product Review: Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache

Much like my Passion Planner review, this post isn't going to be the typical pros and cons list. Once again, I have no cons. A couple years ago, I tried a 3-month subscription to SketchBox, a subscription service that delivers new art supplies to your door every month. It's a great idea in theory, but in practice I was underwhelmed. I received watercolor pencils, then oil pastels, then acrylic paints - they were nice quality, but nothing new to me. I was hoping for some more under-the-radar types of art supplies. I discussed this disappointment with my dad, who actually...

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Selecting the Best Calligraphy Ink for Your Work

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Selecting the Best Calligraphy Ink for Your Work

Hannah goes through the pros and cons of two popular calligraphy inks: Yasutomo Sumi Ink and Ziller Soot Black Ink.

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