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Watercolor Bird Art

Bird Postcard with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Marker tutorial. Between Spring and Fall, my part of the world wakes up to the songs of many different birds. One of my favorites of these birds is the Eastern Bluebird and its cheerful chirp. In today’s tutorial, I am creating a postcard of an Eastern Bluebird using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers.
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Watercolor Sea Shell Art

Sketching on-the-go with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber™ Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an on-the-go sketch inspiration using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor PencilsRecently, I traveled to California for an event. The Ritz-Carlton hotel at Dana Point had staircases leading straight down to the beach. Sometimes early in the morning or later in the afternoon, I climbed the stairs and sat on the sand and sketched things I found on the beach. 
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Bullet Journal Doodles: Back to School

Bullet Journal Doodles: Back to School

It’s that time of year again, folks! Back to school! Here, I’ve shown you how to easily draw 5 different back to school doodles. Using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens, it was a breeze drawing these cuties.
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Rainbow Watercolor with Hand Lettering

Be a Rainbow - Watercolor Pencil Rainbow Blending

I love experimenting with watercolor pencils! There are so many ways you can use them! For this project, I used the Faber-Castell Mixed Media tin and finished with some hand lettering with Pitt Artist Pens. 
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Watercolor Balloon Happy Birthday Card

DIY Watercolor Birthday Card

Ever have a birthday but no card? Here is a simple DIY version. You can also play around with different patterns and images. For this project, I used a folded piece of watercolor paper and the Faber-Castell Connector Paint set.
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Feather Bookmark with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers

Feather Bookmark with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor marker tutorial. I once found a feather in a book I bought at a thrift shop. I figured that the previous owner of the book might have used the feather as a bookmark.
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Sea Shell Drawing in Rocks

Capture the Seaside with a Pitt Artist Pen®

Pitt Artist Pens are famous for their high quality odorless, permanent and waterproof India Ink. They come in a variety of nib types including a brush tip and produce stunning results on a variety of surfaces. In this lesson plan, we use the Pitt Artist Pen to draw on a shell; perhaps a keepsake idea from your next seaside vacation.
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Decade Doodles

Decade Doodles - Decade Color Study Journaling

Faber-Castell USA offers such a wide variety of colors for their Pitt Artist Pens, that I thought it would be fun to do a decade color study! If you want to add some vintage or retro flare to your planners and journals, give these colors a try.
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DIY Back to School Bookmarks

DIY Back to School Bookmarks

Hey everyone! Getting in the back to school spirit? Here is a fun DIY activity that can be used as a bookmark or even name labels for school supplies! I used the Faber-Castell Mixed Media Kit!
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Pinecone with Pitt Artist Pen

Sketchbook on the go with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencil Roll

Hi everyone, Mou here! How do you stay creative during summer break? This question particularly applies to all who get extra busy during summer as the kids stay home. I am one of you, so staying creative during summer can sometimes be a slight challenge. I try to be creative daily and sometimes that means I am sketching on the go, making use of small pockets of time. I find that creating on the go is easier with the appropriate tools and here are some of my favorites:
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Bullet Journaling Title

Bullet Journaling® Series Part 2: Getting Started with your Bullet Journal®

Bullet Journaling ® is more than it appears to be at first glance. Behind all the visually appealing journal pages that we see on social media, The Bullet Journal Method ® is a very sophisticated methodology for organizing everyday life. Before you get carried away in doodles and designs, it is important to learn and utilize the basic structure that Ryder Carroll, inventor, and author of “The Bullet Journal Method” advises Bullet Journal ® creatives.
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Hand lettering on bullet paper drawn with a Pitt Artist Pen

Bullet Journaling® Series Part 1: Intro to Bullet Journaling

The practice of expressing our thoughts and needs on paper has been around for millennia, but when a concept called Bullet Journaling® was introduced, journaling as we knew it shifted. Throughout the last few years, the popularity of Bullet Journaling has flourished into a lifestyle, having all of those on the outside of the trend curious. What even is Bullet Journaling? Why would I need a Bullet Journal®? The man behind the method is Ryder Carroll; digital product designer, New York Times best-selling author, and inventor of The Bullet Journal Method.
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Hand lettering with a white Pitt Artist Pen

More Than Just a Color: White Pitt Artist Pens®

In a world full of color, perhaps the most powerful pen an artist can use is a white Pitt Artist Pen ®. Adding a white Pitt Artist Pen to your collection brings the opportunity to add dimension and character to your images as well as alter the appearance of other colors. Made of India ink and available in four nib sizes: brush, calligraphy, 1.5 mm bullet nib and 2.5mm bullet nib, Faber-Castell’s white Pitt Artist Pen offers professional grade quality in a versatile artist marker.
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Hand lettering written with Pitt Artist Pens

Rethink Your Ink - Pitt Artist Pens and India Ink

Artist ink pens and markers adapt fundamental artistic expression through ink with the modern world. Sequential art, illustrations, drawings, portraits, fashion design, and canvas paintings all can be created using an ink pen or marker. The make of artist ink pens and markers vary with different colorants and solvents being used. They can be alcohol-based made with dye or water-based made with pigments. Before you get creating, make sure you know the properties of the ink you are using.
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Two Pitt Artist Pens with one drawing a line

Explore Art Styles with Pitt Artist Pens®

With every product made, we at Faber-Castell live out our dedication to being your companion for life. Our Pitt Artist Pen ® embodies this mission with its reliable India ink and flexible talent of being the go-to tool for a multitude of artistic outlets.
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Two Pitt Artist Pens. One pen drawing a line.

Learn Pitt Artist Pen® Techniques

One of the many reasons we at Faber-Castell are proud of our Pitt Artist Pen collection is the versatility it provides, all while delivering a high-quality result. With every line drawn in reliable and richly pigmented India ink, the result is unmatchable. Add texture, density, and more personality into your work by practicing different techniques. Whether it be hatching, compressing, or highlighting, incorporating these drawing techniques will add the perfect finishing touch to your image.
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An assortment of Pitt Artist Pens

What is a Pitt Artist Pen®?

Faber-Castell’s Pitt Artist Pen ® has been the favorite artist quality pen for almost a decade; with its versatility and variety of nibs and colors, it’s not hard to see why. Available in 66 individual colors and fourteen different nib sizes, we encourage you to push the pen’s creative limits and discover what you can do with your art.
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