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A plant with Polychromos Color Pencils

Drawing a Succulent with Polychromos Color Pencils

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here to share her latest sketching tutorial from her "Drawing from Life" series using Polychromos Color Pencils. For this tutorial, we are sketching a sedum nussbaumerianum (succulent) plant.
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A plant sketch with Polychromos Color Pencils

Drawing Pothos with Polychromos Color Pencils

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here to share her latest sketching tutorial from her "Drawing from Life" series using Polychromos Color Pencils. For this tutorial, we are sketching a pothos plant.
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Mint plant sketch with Polychromos Color Pencils

Drawing Mint with Polychromos Color Pencils

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here to share her latest sketching tutorial from her "Drawing from Life" series using Polychromos Color Pencils. For this tutorial, we are sketching a mint plant.
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Morning Glory sketch

Drawing Morning Glory with Polychromos Color Pencils

Enjoy another sketching tutorial from artist Mou Saha's "Drawing from Life" series. Follow along as she finds inspiration from her everyday life. Today, we are sketching a Morning Glory plant with Polychromos Color Pencils.
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5 Summer Camp Crafts for Kids

5 Summer Camp Crafts for Kids

We are joining in on the summer camp fun with a week’s worth of summer camp-inspired crafts for you to enjoy in your own home. Skip spending your time gathering all your craft supplies, these craft kits include everything you need to get crafting.
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Pitt Artist Pen with fude nib

What is a Fude Nib? Meet the Pitt Artist Pen's Newest Nibs

The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen collection is known for its versatility and wide variety of nibs, making it a go-to for artists and crafters of all interests. Taking the versatility of the popular artist pens a step further, Pitt Artist Pens are now available in two new nib sizes: fude medium and fude hard.
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Statue of Liberty drawing

Statue of Liberty Celebration Art Lesson for Kids

A Fourth of July art lesson for kids celebrating Lady Liberty! In this art lesson, kids will learn the history behind the Statue of Liberty and fun facts about the iconic structure while creating their very own statue using Faber-Castell pastels and paint.
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Comparing ink

Comparing Ink: Pigment-Based Ink vs. Dye-Based Ink

You have the creative ideas, you have the skill, but do you know what your art medium is made of? Inside your favorite markers and pens is quality ink specifically chosen for that medium. Dye-based ink and pigment-based ink are the most common types of ink to create with. Learn the difference between the two and determine which ink is the best fit for your art.
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Happy Father's Day card

Watercolor DIY Father's Day Card for the Coolest Dad

Is your Dad the COOLEST? Here's a DIY Father's Day card to show him just how cool he is. This craft is an easy but creative way to give a personal thank you to your Dad or that special someone in your life using Connector Paint and markers.
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One Pitt Artist Pen. Endless Possibilities

One Pitt Artist Pen®, 14 Nib Sizes, Endless Possibilities

Faber-Castell’s Pitt Artist Pen ® collection offers vibrant colors of India ink; including 60 colors and six metallics. With fourteen different nib sizes available in various colors, this collection provides endless possibilities for an inspired artist. The passion in our product is drawn from the long artistic tradition of ink and our pride in changing the way you create art. There is a nib size for any outlet of art.
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Ice cream sketch with Polychromos Color Pencils

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day Sketching Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here to share a coloring tutorial using Polychromos Color Pencils in celebration of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Since I cannot share a real scoop or two with you digitally, I am showing you how I build the delicious scoops one subtle layer at a time!
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National Pollinators Month Bird Drawing Art Lesson for Kids

National Pollinators Month Bird Drawing Art Lesson for Kids

This drawing art lesson for kids was inspired by National Pollinators Month. Our soft and sustainable Brilliant Beeswax Crayons make the perfect art tool for kids to color after their drawing is complete and are a great way to creatively recognize pollinators month. Let’s dive into this fun art lesson by Amy Friedman!
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Why Watercolor Markers?

Why Watercolor Markers? 5 Reasons You Need to Add Watercolor Markers to Your Collection

As an artist, you need a tool that can keep up with your ever-changing creative ideas. Watercolor markers make the perfect creative companion for when that inspiration strikes. Here are 5 reasons you need to add watercolor markers to your collection of art materials.
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Summer doodle art with Pitt Artist Pens

Let's Draw Summer Doodle Art!

A doodle art tutorial to celebrate summertime! Artist Lhey Ralston will be sharing with you how to create this fun illustration that reminds her of a very fun summer scene. You may play around and change up your character as you please. But get your supplies ready, and let’s create!
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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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Petunia drawing with Polychromos Color Pencils

Drawing Petunias with Polychromos Color Pencils

Learn how to draw petunias or any of your favorite flowers with this drawing tutorial using Polychromos Color Pencils. This tutorial includes a video giving all the tips and tricks you need to get your spring inspiration on paper. Enjoy!
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Art show watercolor sketch with watercolor pencils

Art Show Observations Watercolor Pencil Sketching Tutorial

A watercolor sketching tutorial using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils. Artist Mou Saha takes you behind her watercolor method, sketching inspiration from life around her. In today's tutorial, Mou finds inspiration from a local art show and will take you step by step through her process.
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Abstract art drawing

Drawing Day Abstract Art Lesson for Kids

Drawing Day is celebrated on May 16 and the best way to celebrate it is by expressing yourself through drawing just about anything you like. Did you know that drawing is an art closely tied to our history? Even cavemen who hadn’t yet learned to talk drew hunting scenes on cave walls. Today, let’s look at an abstract work of art and create our own masterpiece!
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Unicorn mermaid drawing with Pitt Artist Pens

MerMay Challenge! Unicorn Mermaid Drawing Tutorial

Hello Everyone, it’s Lhey here. For today’s post I have something really fun in stored for you. Have you ever heard of the #mermay challenge? If you use the hashtag in your favorite social media outlet, you will see a whole lot of amazing artists participating in this challenge. The idea is to draw mermaids daily in different ways, styles and poses. I think it’s truly a great practice for your creativity and a a fun way to interact and engage with mermaid fans like myself.
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Comparing two watercolor markers: Albrecht Durer and Goldfaber Aqua

Watercolor Marker Comparison: Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers vs. Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers

Watercolor markers are a modern tool that can change the way you create your art. Having the magic of vibrant watercolors contained in a handy marker allows for versatility in the way you create as well as where you can create. Faber-Castell offers two watercolor marker lines, Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers, serving artists of every skill level. Both watercolor marker lines offer a quality creative experience while having characteristics that set them apart from one another. Which watercolor marker line is best for you? Let’s compare them and find out!
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