Art Supply Gift Sets

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Looking for a gift that will make a difference for someone who likes to draw or paint?

Inspire them with professional artist approved art sets. Each art supply set selection has storage.

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Drawing and Sketching Pencil Set In Zippered Case

Draw and Sketch pencil set Includes zippered carrying case for storing and protecting your art tools

  • The Keep N' Carry features elastic bands to hold all your tools in place for easy traveling and storage

  • Includes 12 graphite pencils, 1 white eraser, 1 sharpener, 1 drawing pad and 1 zippered carrying case

  • Keep N' Carry case measures 6-inch by 10-3/4-inch


Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set

Natural finish Artist sketching pencils in reusable plastic case

  • Great for all types of artists

  • Set contains eight pencils, three charcoal pencils, one sketch stick and two charcoal sticks.

  • Additional two sharpeners, eraser and blender


Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set

Brilliant colored pastels apply smoothly and blend easily for subtle shades, tints and color mixtures

  • Easy to use for all levels of artists

  • Acid-free pastels are ideal for use on paper, board or canvas

  • More vivid than chalk pastels and more resistant to the effects of humidity for long-lasting drawings

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Art Advantage Oil and Acrylic Brush Set

Twenty-four piece Artist brush set

  • Free canvas brush roll-up

  • Long wood handle brushes

  • Synthetic and natural bristle brushes

  • Perfect for oil and acrylic paint 


Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketch Box Set

Drawing and Sketching travel studio

Perfect for drawing and sketching on the go

  • Includes color pencils, graphite pencils, sketch pad, blending tools, sandpaper block, erasers, sharpener, instruction book

  • Black canvas zipper case with room for additional supplies

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Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketching Artist Box Set

  • The Deluxe Sketching Box Set by Royal & Langnickel is great for those who love to sketch and draw

  • The art set features a large array of tools to for experimenting or refining sketching and drawing talents

  • Includes 12 graphite pencils, 6 compressed graphite sticks, 6 compressed charcoal sticks, 12 compressed color sticks, 4 pastel pencils, and more

  • Also includes 1 5-inch by 7-inch sketching/drawing pad, 1 mannequin, 1 6-inch ruler, 1 sanding block, 1 sharpener and more

  • Wooden storage case measures 13-7/8-inch by 6-7/8-inch by 2-1/2-inch


Royal & Langnickel Premier Sketch Pencil Art Set

Premier Sketching and Drawing set  

Professional quality drawing supplies in beautiful dark-toned wood case

  • Includes 12 graphite pencils, 12 compressed color sticks, 12 sketching sticks, 4-piece vine charcoal, 3 charcoal pencils, 2 blending stumps

  • 1 Sharpener, 1 sandpaper block, 1 kneadable eraser, 1 drawing eraser

  • 1 Rich, dark-tone wood case with nesting trays, hinged lid with metal hasp closure


90 Piece Premium Art Set in Custom Metal Case

 Premium Multi-purpose Art Set

  • A complete set of assorted art media

  • Comes in an organized aluminum carrying case

  • Acrylic Paint with brushes, Oil Pastels, Color Pencils and Sketching supplies

  • Set contains 90 pieces

Artist Trading Cards

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ATC groups and supplies

Are you interested in trading or exchanging your Artist Trading Cards? -  Here are 5 Artist Trading Card groups.

 Need some supplies to make ATCs?  - Scroll down to shop for what you need to make awesome Artist Trading Cards.  

Artist Trading Card local meetups

http://artisttradingcards.meetup.com

Find Artist Trading Card groups near you through meetup.com.

“Meet other local collectors, creators and traders. Share your favorite collectible art made to trade with other artists!”

Illustrated ATCs

http://www.illustratedatcs.com/

“We are a juried trading group for artists who have been creating art for sometime and want to trade for ATCs and mail art that exhibits a more advanced stage of artistic development and skill. If you're still learning to draw or paint, then this probably isn't the place for you.”
- from the Illustrated ATC registration page

ATCs for All

http://www.atcsforall.com

"Our focus is on friendly ATC and mail art trading and swapping in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome here. All mediums are welcome too--stamping, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, fabric, clay--you name it, we do it! And we don't just trade ATCs; there is a lot going on here."

Art Cards Wanted

http://www.artcardswanted.com/

"Two months ago, we started up a new website dedicated to art cards (ACEOs), because of the growing interest from artists around the world and our own members. Although the ArtCardsWanted.com site is very new, it's already been a great success."

ATC World

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ATC_World/

“If you love ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), then come join us! We have swaps running all the time, each listed in the database. This group is for sharing art work through ATCs.”

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Make Your Paintings Pop with Grisaille and Underpainting

Updated May 16, 2018

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Graphic by Johannes Madsen


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Grisaille and Underpainting

In this review, we learn about grisaille and underpainting. We look at how these techniques can be used to give amazing depth and color to your paintings.

These books and tutorials shows the results you can achieve with a grisaille and underpainting techniques. Grisaille and Underpainting are tonal painting techniques for creating dimension. Renaissance artists popularized the neutral, often gray (gris is french for gray) or sepia underpainting style that gave the famous dimensional effect to their paintings. Grisaille and underpainting are known as an oil painting method but can be used with acrylics and watercolors.

Underpainting example

Underpainting example

from underpaintings.blogspot.com

Learn about Grisaille and Underpainting

Learning how to paint in tones and how to develop an underpainting is part of a classic art education. Many artists find this a faster and effective way to paint because it puts your focus on creating clear tones with better control over your lost and found transitions.

Lost is a term for soft blends

Found is a term for a crisp edge

The additional layers of transparent color are easy to control and quickly build to give you an impressive dimensional painting. This underpainting and grisaille technique is great for artists who desire to paint in smooth detailed realistic style. Rendering skin, fabric and reflective surfaces is much easier with this method of painting.

Check out our Pinterest board ‘Grisaille and Underpainting’ below for inspiration and great examples of grisaille and underpainting techniques used in classic and contemporary art.


 

The painting featured in this article is Grande Odalisque, painted in 1814 by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and can be seen at The Louvre Museum in Paris.

5 Premier Art Supply Set Christmas Gifts for Artists

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These beautiful Artist Premier sets from respected artist suppliers Royal and Langnickel come complete with high quality selections of artist materials, all in very attractive wood cases.

Each customized case has protective holders for the materials, so even on-the-go artists can travel with confidence.

$24.69

The Premier Sketching Art Case Set contains essential sketching materials and tools.

Quality pro-level products are housed in a rich dark brown wood case with handle.

This set is ideal for beginning artists and students and is an exceptional value.

Premier fine art sketching pencils and tools

40 Piece Art Set

  • 12 graphite pencils
  • 6 sketching sticks
  • 6 charcoal sticks
  • 4 pc vine charcoal
  • 4 pastel pencils
  • 1 artist mannequin
  • 1 sandpaper block
  • 1 kneadable eraser
  • 1 drawing eraser
  • 1 sharpener
  • 1 wood carrying case with custom trays
 

$26.16

53 Piece Art Set

Premier Pastel Pencil Art Set

  • 36 soft pastels
  • 4 pastel pencils
  • 4 pc. vine charcoal
  • 3 charcoal pencils
  • 2 blending stumps
  • 1 sharpener
  • 1 kneadable eraser
  • 1 sandpaper block
  • I wood case with nesting trays
 

$33.90

The Premier Color Pencil and Drawing Set brings together all the inspiring color drawing supplies in a finished wood case.

Quality materials thoughtfully organized in self-contained in custom trays. 

This premium drawing set benefits artists of all levels.

44 Piece Art Set

  • 24 compressed color sticks
  • 12 color pencils
  • 4 fluorescent color pencils
  • 2 metallic color pencils
  • 2 blending stumps
  • 1 sharpener
  • 1 Kneadable eraser
  • 1 sandpaper block
  • 1  wood case with nesting trays
 

$36.90

The Royal All Media with Easel Set is a comprehensive collection of all media artist materials.

The convenient wood storage and travel chest converts into a sturdy table-top easel.

An outstanding set of tools for your studio or an ideal gift for an artist or serious art student.

48 Piece Art Set

  • 12 oil paint tubes
  • 12 watercolor paint tubes
  • 12 acrylic paint tubes
  • 2 white bristle brushes
  • 2 taklon brushes
  • 2 white nylon brushes
  • 3 plastic palette knives
  • 1 watercolor pad
  • 1 six well palette and
  • 1 combination easel and storage box
 

$79.90

The Premier Painting Chest is the ultimate art set for artists and aspiring artists.

The dark wood chest with drawers is as functional as it is beautiful. The chest is a treasure trove containing a huge assortment of richly pigmented paints, famous Royal & Langnickel brushes and all the tools you need to start painting.

If you take a serious approach to your art, this is one, serious set. Just add your preferred surface and you're ready to create a premier work of art.

80 Piece Art Set

 

  • 12 oil paint tubes
  • 12 acrylic paint tubes
  • 12 watercolor cakes
  • 6 gold taklon brushes
  • 6 white taklon brushes
  • 6 bristle brushes
  • 2 sketching pencils
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 white eraser
  • 1 palette knife
  • 1 palette
  • 1 bottle linseed oil
  • 1 brush rack
  • 3 artist’s guide booklets
  • 1 hinged 2 drawer chest with built in brush rest
 

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Artist Kids

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Real art supplies for kids selected by artists to encourage their artistic growth


$11.97

1.  Crayola Ultimate Art Case with Easel

Art to go case with 85 items,

paints, markers, pencils, scissors, glue and paper

Ages: 4 -10


$16.19

2. Young Artist Travel Paint Set by Faber Castell

 

Small scale art set for the beginner includes paint, palette, brush set, paper and instructions

Ages: 6-15


$3.99

3.  Crayola 24 washable Watercolors 

 

Colorful set of safe and washable watercolors with brush.

 High quality at very low price.

Ages: 3-15


$10.99

4.  Crayola Art Studio with Digital Tools

Learn art and computer skills

while having fun with crayon, paint , pencil and much more!

Ages: 4 -10


$12.00

5. IlluStory - Write and Illustrate your own real Book

Your child illustrates and writes a story that’s professionally printed and bound into a book

Ages: 6-12


 

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Fabric Marker Test

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We tested three brands of Fabric Markers on a white cotton T-shirt.

Here's our results, the techniques we used and studio tips.

 
$24.48
$12.13
$12.53
$6.70

The results

After 6 washing and drying cycles the colors remained surprisingly bright.

Fabric Marker advantages over fabric paint are detail control and the softer feel of the designed area.

Techniques

Because of the pull the marker tip makes on fabric, the short lines of crosshatching, fur and feathers work well.

Our Tips

  • Do a test area on inside of hem if unsure of fabric content
  • Store pens horizontally.
  • Use 100% cotton.
  • Look at the variety of tips, fine, brush, chisel and broad.

Ideas

  • Rescue a favorite stained shirt with a design over the stain
  • Try it on white jeans.
  • Make one of a kind canvas shoes