These are some of my resources for artists websites - (but most of the websites are currently in transit and moving to a new site)
Coloured Pencils - Resources for Artists (currently in transit moving to a new site)
- tips and techniques for working with coloured pencils,
- information about coloured pencil brands and associated products (CHECK OUT the poll - find out which make of artist grade coloured pencils is the favourite.)
- coloured pencil societies,
- coloured pencil artists and
- forums where you can discuss coloured pencil matters with artists working in coloured pencils
- Luminance 6901 Coloured Pencils - comparative prices for open stock
- Derwent announces NEW helical pencil sharpeners
- How to vote for the best coloured pencils in 2013
- The Favourite Coloured Pencil Awards! (2012 Brand Poll Results)
- The Favourite Watercolour Pencils Awards! (2012 Brand Poll Results)
- Derwent Carry-All (product review)
Want to know more about brands of hard and soft pastels or how to use pastels? Experienced pastel artists and those new to creating art using pastels will find interesting information and helpful advice provided below. Topics covered
- information about and reviews of different pastel brands and supports
- two polls where you can vote for your favourite brand of soft or hard pastel
- learning about how to use pastels - books about pastels plus lots of practical tips, tricks and techniques for working with and using pastels - plus links to the websites of artists and pastel societies offering pastel workshops and classes
- links to: the websites of pastel societies and leading pastel artists; information about famous pastel artists; museums with famous pastel art; pastel forums where you can discuss pastel matters with pastel artists
Unison produce a really great range of highly pigmented sets of Soft Pastels in colour values which are completely addictive. Recently Unison topped a poll to find artists' favourite brand of soft pastels. I'm a massive fan of Unison Pastels and I'd like to share what I know with all soft pastel addicts. On this site you can find out all about Unison Pastels.
- Product Review: Pastels by Bryan McGurgan
- Opinion Poll: Which is your favourite make of soft pastels?
- The NEW 2010 Soft Pastels Opinion Poll
- Caran d'Ache NEOART Pastels
- Which is your favourite make of hard pastel?
Blog Posts - Watercolour
- Daniel Smith's Watercolor 66 Try-It Color Sheet
- The Big Watercolour Debate - Tubes versus Pans
- Product Review: Liz Steel reviews Schmincke watercolour paints
- New colours from new pigments
- Winsor & Newton change watercolour paint tubes - again!
Blog Posts - Oil Paint
Pen and Ink
This site provides information and advice for artists using pen and ink. Topics covered include tips and techniques for working with pen and ink, books about working in pen and ink and information about different brands of pens suitable for artists and ink brands and associated products.
Egg Tempera - Resources for Artists (currently in transit moving to a new site)
This lens is about egg tempera and provides links to all sorts of websites associated with egg tempera - other websites providing information about egg tempera, artists, supports and grounds, pigments and pigment suppliers in the UK Europe and the USA, books, instruction and workshops about egg tempera and forums for egg tempera artists.
Paper and Supports
Paper and Non-Canvas Supports - Resources for Artists (currently in transit moving to a new site)
This resource is for visual artists who draw and paint. It provides information about and links to suppliers of different brands of fine art paper and other non-canvas supports. Plus information about how to make paper.The resource covers: - a guide to paper and non-canvas supports - a glossary of paper terms and work - fine art paper suppliers and paper mills - how to make paper, plus videos and papermaking supplies - links relating to different types and brands of fine art paper - sketchbooks - blogging about paper
In the StudioVote in the polls about the buying habits of artists in the UK or USA
Art Equipment - Resources for Artists (currently in transit moving to a new site)
This site is for visual artists. It provides links to: items of art equipment and tools recommended ways of putting together toolkits and recommendations for equipment for working in the studio or plein air
Art Supplies in the UK - Resources for Artists (currently in transit moving to a new site)
Do you have problems finding art shops or sites providing artist supplies or just anywhere that has got that illusive item that you want. Do you forget who stocks which range? This site provides details about where to find fine art materials and art supplies in and around the UK. It shares details of online suppliers and the locations of retail shops and stores that you can visit as a retail or trade customer.
Do you have problems finding art shops or art suppliers or just anywhere that has got that illusive item that you want. Do you forget who stocks which range?
My Favourite Art Shops - Resources for Artists (currently in transit moving to a new site)
As more and more sales move online, it's crucial that all artists continue to patronise and support our favourite 'bricks and mortar' art shops in our towns and cities. These are where we can find the specialist art materials which can be impossible...