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TWSBI Precision Fountain Pen & Mechanical Pencil Review

<b>A little bit of history</b> – I think it’s safe to say that TWSBI is a <i>Marmite brand</i>; you either love ’em or you hate ’em. However, the Precision is a pen …

Fountain Pens

Ink Fight | Fire & Ice v Skull & Roses v Nitrogen

It's the day of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, so what better time to retire to the ladycave and let three inks duke it out for my …

Facelifts

TUTORIAL

When I first started painting, I used the “paint & blot” technique to keep my paintings under control. Second guessing nearly every stroke, I would …

Kuala Lumpur

Da Vinci Triad - a cool triad for the northern summer

Da Vinci have been featuring a range of triads as they launch their new smaller 8ml tubes. I was asked to suggest a Summer triad. When I am teaching, …

Comparing Blue Watercolors: Cobalt vs Ultramarine

Cobalt

Watercolor Tutorial: How to Paint Skies & Clouds PLUS a Giveaway

Tutorials

Herbin 1798 – Cornaline d’Egypte

Adam Whittaker from Exaclair has very kindly sent me a sample of the new metallic ink from Herbin to test – Cornaline d’Egypt – part of a new range I …

Fountain Pens

Nib Sizes, Feed Diameters

Few elements in a pen are really standardized. Each maker created –and still creates, many of the components and they only had to match the other …

QoR WATERCOLOR REVIEW: QoR Mini, Watercolor Grounds

QoR Watercolor is produced by Golden Artist Colors, Inc., an employee-owned company that produces a wide range of acrylics, oils, mediums, varnishes …

qor

GUEST ARTIST: "The Zen of Artangleology" by Alice Hendon

My name is Alice Hendon, and I grew up in Newfoundland, Canada, and moved to Florida when I was 17. Two years ago my husband Mark and I moved to …

watercolors

How To Paint A Lion On A Watercolor Postcard

Today, I’ve got two ways to walk you show you how to paint a lion on a 4″ x 6″ (A6) postcard. The video shows you the action, and the write-up is so …

Graphics

The Galen Writing Box is a warped wonder

This box blows up Instagram, and deservedly so. It’s basically a walnut briefcase without a handle. It’s incredibly photogenic, and just the perfect …

Credit Cards

Endeavor Notebook on Kickstarter

The Endeavor Notebook is an intriguing project on Kickstarter. I love the look of the simple leather cover, and the refills are very handsome on …

Crowd Funding

The Japanese 3D Optical Illusion Notebook Created by a High-Schooler

All Mozu wanted was to make his friends laugh. So the Japanese high-schooler would use his illustration skills to doodle in his friends’ notebook …

Optical Illusions

DANIEL SMITH Half Pans - 6 Watercolor Sets Coming Soon!

<i>Doodlewash® is thrilled to have DANIEL SMITH as a World Watercolor Month Official Sponsor and so happy to share this exciting preview of the new</i> …

Home Decorating

WWM: Day 10, VSW Rockport Sailboat

I sketched the sailboat in ink and added shadow in waterproof grey ink.<p>I’m not a person who can ever be in a boat for more than a few moments —<br>I get …

Laguna Beach

Ink Review: Robert Oster Orange Rumble

Indie Gaming

The Complete Guide to Masking Fluid by Laura Blundell

If you paint with watercolours, then you've heard of masking fluid.<p>And there's not much to it, right?<p>You just paint it on with an old brush in the …

Tutorials

Princeton Brushes

One of the great companies I recommend for those looking for good quality synthetic brushes is Princeton. Though they also make beautiful looking …

Overview of Hahnemühle Watercolor Papers

Machine Learning

Daisy Practice

Practicing multi-petal flowers....which I find difficult at times as I tend to get lost when doing the line work.<br>Global Handbook journal<br>Showing the …

Mom’s Stuff: Soup Tureen

A family piece, probably from my grandma Hoyt.<br>Hoyt Street in San Fernando is named after our family…<br>It is where Grandma Hoyt’s home and acreage …

Sketching

Review: Montegrappa Fortuna Mosaico Fountain Pen @Montegrappa1912 @Fontoplum0 @montegrappaUSA

Thank you to Fontoplumo for lending me this pen for a review! I borrowed this pen when I had visited Fontoplumo in Delft. The store and location are …

Curvy

Hands On: Stilform KOSMOS Fountain Pen on Kickstarter

Hands On: Stilform KOSMOS<br>Fountain Pen on Kickstarter<b>Specs:</b> • <b><br>Description:</b> A sleek fountain pen with a flat side that both looks cool, and prevents the …

Crowd Funding

Second half of the 30x30 Direct Watercolour challenge

Yesterday, Monday 25th June, I completed my 30th direct watercolour sketch. Yay!<p>This 30×30 challenge hasn’t been that much of a challenge for me as …

Sketching

Review: Galen Leather Writing Box

<i>Review by Jessica Coles</i>A writing box. Is it something I need? Working from home has some amazing benefits. One of those is the ability to work on my …

Bands

Review: Laban Kaiser Antique Ivory & Silver Fountain Pen @GoldspotPens

Thanks to Goldspot Pens for sending the Laban Kaiser for a review!<b></b><b></b><b><br>ABOUT</b>Body material: Italian resin<br>Trim: Chrome<br>Cap: Screw on<br>Posts: Yes, friction<br>Nib …

Time I

Just Playing With Color and Wet in Wet

Using a scrap piece of Strathmore Imperial 500 watercolor paper, I worked these examples comparing watercolor, Zig Real Brush, and Albrecht Durer …

Europe18: A morning in Glasgow

I had one morning in Glasgow on Thursday last week – this is the day before the tragic fire at the Glasgow School of Art – so sad! I didn’t make it …

Sketching