Ultimate Guide to Oil Based Colored Pencils

2 Oil based colored pencils

When it comes to oil-based colored pencils mum’s the word! Ingredients and trade secrets are closely guarded and very hard to find the facts for as each manufacturer uses varying ratios of ingredients. What we do know for sure is (based mostly on other artists more than the colored pencil manufacturer) they are generally oil-colored … Read more

Best Colored Pencils

Assorted colored pencils in a jar

Our Top Pick for Best Colored Pencils Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils These are oil-based colored pencils which are great for fine details as they will hold a sharper point. This set of colored pencils is Faber Castell’s largest set and is quite pricey. Do not worry though as you can get anything from a … Read more

6 Best Pastel Pencils

Pastel pencils arranged in a circle

The best pastel pencils will have the most pigment in them. More pigment means better quality and higher price!

Grid Drawing Exercise – Fairy Drawing

Fairy Photo used in fairy drawing

In this grid drawing art lesson, you will learn how to draw a fairy using the grid method to get the basic outline. Did you ever have a big puzzle book when you were a kid? Well, I did and I loved the ones that had the scrambled grid squares that you had to draw … Read more

Best Pencil Sharpeners for Colored Pencils

Photo of pencils with 3 types of sharpeners

A good pencil sharpener is an essential tool for quickly getting a sharp point on your pencils but I have found that they are not all equal. Some work well with colored pencils and some do not. In this article, I cover some of the best pencil sharpeners for colored pencils. There is nothing worse … Read more