Top 10 Tips for using Derwent Inktense Blocks & Pencils

Top 10 Tips for using Derwent Inktense Blocks & Pencils

Do you need help with using Derwent Inktense? I’m sharing my 10 best tips for beginners with using Inktense. They’re similar to watercolor but different in some pretty major ways!\ Tip #1 Mix your Inktense blocks like you would a pan watercolor. Add water...
Why your colored pencils won’t blend right!

Why your colored pencils won’t blend right!

Have you tried odorless mineral spirits like Gamsol or Mona Lisa odorless paint thinner to blend your colored pencil and they came out grainy, blotchy or streaky? I’ve got the solution to your problem! Teresa sent me some of her work to demonstrate the problems...
Must-Have Charcoal Art Supplies

Must-Have Charcoal Art Supplies

If you’re not already using charcoal, you should pick some up! It’s inexpensive, fast to work in (if you’re like me and love that near-instant art gratification), and it’s great for perfecting your values. First, we need to get the supplies....
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Artist in Your Life

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Artist in Your Life

Here we go! It’s that time of year again where we have no idea what to buy for people! I’m here to help you choose gifts for the artist that won’t end up in a closet somewhere…unless that’s where they store the art supplies they love...