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Top 5 Editors Picks for Artists Seeking Inspiration

Top 5 Editors Picks for Artists Seeking Inspiration

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A Product Art Resources Roundup for Painters

Step into an artist’s studio and what do you see? You find art supplies and tools. From products you may want to pick up on your next trip to the art supply store to instructional guides that both teach and inspire, this roundup addresses much of what an artist could want or need to pursue their creative passions to the fullest. Enjoy!


Artists working in any medium can spin, tilt, and rotate their canvas or artboard into any position when using the ARTRISTIC Studio Easel, giving you total creative freedom and control of your canvas.

FUN FACT: The easel’s unique design gives free access to the canvas edges, so you can paint them as you go.

BEST FOR: The artist who likes to move around while painting. This easel allows for easy transition between sitting and standing.

**Use coupon code XMASEASEL for 10% off. Valid until December 31, 2019.

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Considered one of the most comprehensive art instruction books on the market and the standard in classical art education, Alla Prima II (available in both softcover and hardcover) is Richard Schmid’s most popular book, second only to his latest release, My Still Life Art.

EDITOR’S PICK: Alla Prima II covers the most important fundamentals of painting, including, color, light, values, drawing, composition, and the all-important section–what to do when things go wrong.

STUDIO ESSENTIAL: This art resource contains more than 260 images of paintings, photos, step-by-step sequences, diagrams, and bibliographical information. Artists will also find a comprehensive index organized by both subject and painting title for convenience, plus an extensive recommended reading list.

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Saunders Waterford® WATERCOLOR PAPER

Distributed in North America by the Dixon Ticonderoga Company and made by St. Cuthberts Mill in England, Saunders Waterford® is a professional watercolor paper and a surface on which enduring and beautiful artworks can be made.

EDITOR’S PICK: Saunders Waterford® is made traditionally on a cylinder mould machine and meets high archival standards. Each sheet is made of 100% cotton with woolen felts that give the paper a distinctive random texture.

LOVED FOR: Its superior quality, and the fact that the paper comes with the Royal Watercolour Society’s endorsement. The Royal Watercolor Society was founded in 1804 and is the oldest and one of the most prestigious watercolor societies in the world.

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General’s® FACTIS® Magic Black Eraser is a professional quality artist’s tool. It is suitable for use with several media including pastel, charcoal, and graphite.

ARTISTS LOVE: That this eraser is non-abrasive, erases clean, and will not leave a white “ghost mark” on dark paper.

STUDIO SAVVY: The Magic Black Eraser is excellent for removing marks on mat board as well as drawing and fine papers, and keeps its shape for precise erasing marks. It can also remove layers of colored pencil.

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This wallet pack of 36 unique colors is great for an artist on the move. Ideal for fine art, illustration, hand lettering, journaling, and more.

MUSE ON: You can use these pens as they are or watch magic happen when you add a bit of water for beautiful washes and color blends.

LOVED FOR: The dye-based ink that yields such rich and brilliant color. Two tips in one pen offers even more versatility:

  • The 0.5 mm – 0.8 mm fine tip is ideal for adding in details.
  • The 1.0 mm – 6.0 mm brush tip is perfect for variable strokes from thick to thin with the swipe of the hand.

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Discover all the ways you can explore your artistic passions when you check out the free art resources from Network!

Artristic Australia, Canson, General Pencil, ALLA PRIMA II – Richard Schmid, and Staedtler

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