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How to Revive Your Eraser

How to Revive my Eraser

Drawing with a pencil always has pros and cons, yet one benefit is from using an eraser. The downside is that erasers can get dirty from certain types of graphite that are used. It makes it harder to have a clean drawing surface likewise. If you’re wondering how to revive my eraser, you’ve come to…

Should You Sketch Before Watercolor?

Should You Sketch Before Watercolor?

Should you sketch before watercolor? If you asked 100 watercolor artists that question, you’d probably get about half in favor of sketching, and have that say you shouldn’t sketch. In other words, deciding whether or not to sketch before you paint in watercolor is a personal choice you’ll have to make.  There are certainly benefits…

9 Reasons to Draw with a Mechanical Pencil

Reasons to Draw with a Mechanical Pencil

Why Do Artists Use Mechanical Pencils? After learning about these 9 reasons to draw with a mechanical pencil, you should have a better understanding of why so many pencil artists prefer mechanical pencils over traditional ones. Some artists are hesitant to use mechanical pencils and prefer to use old fashioned ones, and there’s nothing wrong…

Is Graphite Paper Reusable?

Is Graphite Paper Reusable?

If you’re like me and work a lot from home, you probably like to reuse art supplies. Until you need to buy more, these days it’s essential to stretch your budget as much as possible. In this article, I’m going to tell you how to get the most out of graphite paper. Is Graphite Paper…

Drafting Pencil vs. Mechanical Pencil: What’s the Difference?

Drafting Pencils vs Mechanical Pencils

Drafting Pencils: Long Lead Sleeve Is The Major Difference What is the difference between a drafting pencil and a mechanical pencil? One of the main differences is that a drafting pencil has a longer lead sleeve. The lead sleeve on a pencil is the part of a pencil that extends from the cylinder and ends…

The 9 Best Digital Art Online Courses

The 9 Best Digital Art Online Courses

Digital drawing may be defined as the type of art created using graphics software. Instead of using graphite, charcoal, and paper, digital artists draw using a computer and another digital device such as a stylus or mouse. There are also digital drawing programs that provide useful features such as brush sets, layers, color palettes, pressure-sensitive…