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Basket of Apples Doodle

Bullet Journal Doodles: Fall Fun

One of my favorite things about Fall is the FUN! Fun can mean different things for different people... but for me, it's cozy socks and a good book. For others, it could mean festivals and apple picking... while other people dedicate their Fall Sunday's to football!
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Doodle Day with Pitt Artist Pens® and Goldfaber Color Pencils

Doodle Day with Pitt Artist Pens® and Goldfaber Color Pencils

Hi everyone,Mou Saha here with a fun doodle page using a Pitt Artist Pens and Goldfaber Color Pencils. My youngest is 4 years old and she loves to go on nature walks with me. And much like me, she too likes to collect rocks, bugs, leaves, sticks that speak to her. As she geared up for pre-school this year, she wanted to take all her finds to school to show her friends. I really liked her collection and so I sketched and doodled with my Pitt Artist Pen to capture Jia’s Show n' Tell!
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International Dot Day Hand Lettering

International Dot Day Hand Lettering

Did you know it’s International Dot Day? The Dot is a super cute children’s book that is all about discovering your artistic talent. So today I challenge you to just make a mark and see where it takes you! Let your inner artist out!
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Haunted House Lesson Plan

Halloween Art Lesson - Draw a Haunted House

This lesson is offered in the spirit of Halloween fun! Halloween Art Lesson Objective: Students become acquainted with Hundertwasser’s art and architecture, then create a Hundertwasser-inspired haunted house in the spirit of Halloween.
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How to Draw Doodle and Pitt Artist Pens

Bullet Journal Doodles: Cozy Fall Beverages

My favorite thing about fall is how cozy it is. What makes it so cozy, you ask? The fabulous warm drinks! For this week's tutorial, Faber-Castell USA and I have decided to go with cozy fall beverages!
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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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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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Inspired by Nature: Goldfaber Wood Pecker

Inspired by Nature: Goldfaber Wood Pecker

In this lesson plan, we combine the unique qualities of three types of pencils: Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils, Goldfaber Color Pencils, and Faber-Castell Graphite Pencils. These pencils combined, produce an impressive effect, and offer an ease of use that makes them fun, and mastered with a little practice. Inspired by the sight of the Woodpecker, I thought about what a good pencil drawing a bird could make.
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Name Tag with Gelatos

Student Name Tags with Faber-Castell Gelatos®

Everybody is always talking about teacher gifts, but what about fun things for teachers to do WITH their students? Here’s a fun, simple name tag to do with your kids, just in time for school starting. 
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Letter Blending with Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers

Letter Blending with Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers

Anybody else love watching watercolors bleed together? Not actual blending, but those bleeds where you just leave them alone and let them do their own thing? I could watch paint bleed all day long. These new Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers make it super easy to bleed and blend. 
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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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