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Watercolor marker tips and techniques

Watercolor Marker Tips & Techniques with Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers

Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers were created for the crafters and artists who love taking on a multitude of creative trends. While there are many qualities that make these markers stand out, perhaps their best feature is their versatility. Discover all of the ways you can create with Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers with these watercolor marker tips and techniques.
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Watercolor landscape

Watercolor Techniques with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils

What makes Goldfaber Aqua so special? The color is entirely blendable with water! Get some brushes and water and see the drawing transform into a lively and vibrant watercolor painting. This pencil will send you on a journey of discovery. This is because your curiosity will be awakened by the many different ways of combining of dry and wet techniques. You will be amazed at the possibilities this opens up for drawing and painting.
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Pitt Graphite Matte Tips and Tricks

Graphite Pencils Tips and Techniques with Pitt Graphite Matte

Our brand-new Pitt Graphite Matte Pencils bring a new dynamic dimension in the way you use your graphite pencils. To date, we have provided traditional graphite tip and technique guides. However, using Pitt Graphite can add a different effect to standard graphite tips and techniques. Artists all over the world have been searching for a graphite pencil that brings reduced reflection on paper for maximum tonal value density and incredible depth effect. In this article, you will learn how to draw and sketch with the new Pitt Graphite Matte pencils.
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Oil pastel drawing

Oil Pastel Techniques - Oil Pastel Drawing Beyond the Basics

Oil pastels are a unique medium with a world of creative possibilities. Faber-Castell Oil Pastels are perfect for students and beginning artists. In this article, we will discuss tips and techniques for artists that are familiar with oil pastels. If you are new to oil pastels, we recommend that you check out our article “How to Draw with Oil Pastels for Beginners."
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Oil Pastels and pastel drawings

How to Draw with Oil Pastels for Beginners

Oil Pastels are a unique medium with features unlike any other artistic tool. Pick up oil pastels and you have the ability create with vibrant highly pigmented colors with a smooth creamy laydown. Faber-Castell Oil Pastels were specifically created for students and aspiring artists. High-quality and easy to use, oil pastels inspire artists to push their creative boundaries and explore the different styles of art that they have to offer. New to using oil pastels? Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.
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Watercolor techniques

Basic Watercolor Techniques with Watercolor Markers

The new Albrecht Dürer artists’ Watercolor Marker is the modern definition of watercolor painting: a high quality drawing instrument that supports spontaneous sketching as well as painting in watercolors. The water-based ink is always ready and is excellently usable with water.
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Landscape sketch with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Colored Pencil Techniques with Goldfaber Color Pencils

The Goldfaber color pencil is an classic drawing pencil. But what makes it so special? The answer is simple: the quality of the resources that Faber-Castell uses.
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watercolor horse and watercolor pencil

Basic Watercolor Techniques with Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor tips and techniques with Albrecht Dürer Magnus! The Albrecht Dürer Magnus is fully water soluble thanks to the high-quality materials and the experience of Faber-Castell. This enables perfect color transitions between dry and wet areas and enables lines to merge seamlessly into areas of color.
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Pheasant drawing

Ring Neck Pheasant Polychromos Tutorial

Polychromos Color Pencil tips with a Ring Neck Pheasant tutorial!
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Pastel portrait of dog

Pitt Pastel Puppy Tutorial

Pitt Pastel Pencils offer the artist the best of both worlds, combining the confidence and control of a pencil with the soft, looser mark of pastel. The colors can be blended and layered just as they would in a soft pastel painting. Their pencil form also allows the pastel to be easily sharpened to a point and be used for developing details in artwork.
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Polychromos Pastel Tips and Techniques

Polychromos Pastel Tips and Techniques

Pastel is an extraordinarily beautiful medium, limitless in its powers to produce breathtaking artistic expression. With its layering of pigments producing rich depth of color and exquisite painterly effects, pastel offers a vibrant luminescence unlike any other material.
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Graphite tips and techniques

Graphite Pencil Tips and Techniques

Basic graphite pencil techniques to get you started!  These fundamental tips and techniques will help you get started creating and understand all that you can achieve with your graphite pencil.
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Monochrome Squirrel

Monochrome Techniques with Pitt Monochrome Sets

The Faber Castell Pitt Monochrome sets provide both student and professional artists alike with the highest quality, exciting range of graphite, charcoal and pastel available for producing creative, expressive works of art.
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Watercolor corn on the cob

Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Tips and Techniques

Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils are a versatile medium, offering an aesthetic unparalleled by others; a combination of the trusted dependability and control of high quality colored pencils, along with the exciting creativity of watercolors. Embracing the playful behavior of these pencils with their ability to create unexpected artistic marks and effects, is what results in truly unique and beautiful artwork.
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Love Out Loud - Hand Lettering & Watercolor Tutorial

Love Out Loud - Hand Lettering & Watercolor Tutorial

Hand Lettering Watercolor Tutorial featuring Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolor Pencils. Learn in 4 easy steps how to create gorgeous hand lettering and watercolor artwork. Perfect for beginner watercolor artists and for beginner lettering.
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Christmas Craft Upcycled LED Tea Light Houses

Christmas Craft for Kids: Upcycled LED Tea Light House

This is a wonderful family Christmas craft where everyone can participate in creating an heirloom decoration that will be cherished for years to come. Just gather all your materials and everyone can make one house and when you put them all together you have a village! If you have a Xacto™ knife or another cutting tool you can make the full light-up version as shown above, or we also provide a no-light version that is quicker and easier and only requires scissors, no knife.
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The Teal Pumpkin Project with Two Pumpkins

8 Creative and Fun Ideas to Support the Teal Pumpkin Project

While picking out pumpkins, buying treats, and setting up decorations, consider promoting allergy inclusion by turning teal this fall. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes Halloween inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.  Here we have eight ideas to make sure everyone can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween.
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Watercolor Fall Wreath and Pitt Artist Pens

Fall Watercolor Wreath with Pitt Artist Pens and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils

I love that feeling when fall finally hits! There are so many ways you can create a fun wreath to add to any project you might be working on. 
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Autumn Hand Lettering with Watercolor Flower Wreath

Floral Wreath using Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Artist Pens®

Something I absolutely love to create around the holidays is wreaths. Especially floral wreaths. As intricate as they might look at first glance, they don’t have to be difficult and can actually be easy and fun to do. This wreath is easily created with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Artist Pens® for details. 
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Spooky Creature Doodle with Bat, Moon, and Spider

Bullet Journal Doodles: Spooky Halloween Creatures

October is right around the corner, so it's time to doodle some spooky creatures! Using these 4 simple steps, create 5 doodles to add some Halloween flair to your journals! I love the holidays and find it so fun to decorate my journal for the remainder of the year.

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