I use the low temp glue guns and the package of 8 ea 10" glue sticks. The quality of both have been superior as well as the fast, prompt delivery. Our orders have always been accurate. Thanks MisterArt!!
Society of Illustrators
On February 1, 1901, a group of nine artists and one advising businessman founded the Society of Illustrators with this credo: "The object of the Society shall be to promote generally the art of illustration and to hold exhibitions from time to time." Since inception, the Society has had a distinguished yet lively history as an active participant in the ever-changing field of illustration. The Society promotes the art of illustration through contributions to community service and student scholarship, annual exhibitions and recognition of achievements in the field. The mission of the society is to promote and stimulate interest in the art of illustration, past, present and future, and to give impetus generally toward high ideals in the art by means of exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, social intercourse, and in such other ways as may seem advisable.
I really like these pencils. I accidentally found a technique that really exemplified the "magic" in them. Rolling the pencil to preserve the point and
coloring in a circular motion really brings out the random beauty of the colors in coloring a small petaled flower like a zinnia. I have colored an entire picture with one pencil and gotten raves about it. The biggest drawback I am experiencing is the lack of tutorials to help people understand how to use them. I have seen critiques where the artist did not have a clue how to use them. I have also seen a Russian tutorial that shows a lot of blending techniques that really show some extraordinary effects. I am currently exploring their use for backgrounds. I like the pencils and find them a challenge to explore the "magic."
Lanaquarelle cold press is a beautiful paper for watercolor and gouache. It does not hold up to drafting tape as a masking method, but can take masking fluids. The paint continues to slowly and evenly disperse across a wet surface, applied even after the wet sheen subsides, so be careful not to over-paint during wet on wet or dispersion will go too far. It is a great paper for very surprising subtle and delicate effects, as well as bold and saturated washes, which apply easily and evenly. I am glad I tried this paper and I would definitely use it again and again.
- Reed-Deemer Art Studio in New Mexico
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