I wanted to talk about how to keep your art materials in good condition and maintain them for as long as possible. This is a subject I know about, because as an artist myself, I have had to learn how to do this.
This means that I have had to learn what are the things that can ruin your supplies and what you can do to protect yourself from those things.
I wrote this blog post with the intention of sharing that information with other artists who might not be familiar with these things and who might not know how to protect their own materials.
Did you know that if you store your pencils upside down, their tips won’t get as worn out? Or that if you sharpen pencils with a wet sharpener, they won’t burn?
These are the kinds of things I learn from Mike Rohde, who posts at the blog The Artist’s Life. I’m an amateur artist and my supplies are in good condition because of his advice. Mike has also posted about how to make an emergency eraser, what art supplies to buy for a kid just starting out, and how to make a makeshift holder for watercolors.
Ian Cheng describes Mike’s posts as “the sort of blog I would write if I had time.” I don’t have time either, but fortunately Mike does.
As an artist, you know the importance of a pencil. It is one of your main tools for sketching out your ideas and creating great works of art. Your pencils are an important part of your art supplies, and as such should be protected from damage and kept in good condition. Below are a few tips to help you do just that.
Tools will become dull over time when they are used frequently. Keeping them sharp can help keep your pencil lines clean and tidy, which is especially important when working on detailed pieces. To sharpen your own pencils, use an electric or hand-held sharpener. Place the pencil point down into the sharpener and apply gentle pressure while slowly moving the pencil back and forth until it is sharpened to the desired length.
Keep them in a clean container where they won’t get damaged or dirty when they aren’t being used. You may want to consider purchasing a case or box that will allow you to store them safely when they’re not being used.
How to store them?
Artists use a variety of tools and materials for their artwork. Some of these tools are fragile and some are expensive, so it is important to properly store them. Proper storage will ensure that these items stay in good condition.
This blog post will teach you how to store your art supplies and keep them in good condition.
Art supplies should be stored away from direct sunlight and in a cool dry place. The best way to do this is get a storage unit. If this is not an option, then try to pick a room in your house that gets the least amount of light. Artists use watercolors, pencils, and pastels, which all need to be kept in a cool dry place when they are not in use.
Supplies are a big part of the cost of being an artist. Every time you buy supplies, you’re making an investment in your art.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make this investment without losing any of your money? The answer is simple: buy supplies that are built to last.
I’m going to tell you about a few types of supplies that I’ve bought and found to be high quality over the years. These are the kinds of supplies you should look for when you go shopping.
Yes, it’s important to store your pencils correctly so that they do not get damaged. But, if you take a closer look at your pencils, you’ll see that there are many parts of the pencil that can be damaged before the lead gets affected.
The wood around the lead is very important because it is what allows the lead to be sharpened so many times. The wood needs to be strong and stable in order for the lead to be sharpened repeatedly without breaking or snapping off. If you have been storing your pencils in a jar, or paper bag, or just loose in a box somewhere, then chances are they have been thrown around and their wood has become damaged. They may look like they’re in one piece but if you give them a squeeze you’ll feel that they are actually quite brittle and weak because of all the damage.
If your pencils feel weak and brittle then don’t use them! Discard them! You will only be damaging your artwork if you try to use these pencils because the lead will break off from the wood when sharpened or it will snap off completely. You can also tell if your pencils were stored incorrectly because there might be splinters or cracks running up and down the length of the wood which makes
These days, staying in contact with art friends is easier than ever. Artists have found that blogging is a great way to share their work with the world while keeping up to date with all things artistic.
What’s more, it’s an opportunity for artists to meet other creative minds by creating a community of like-minded people.
In this article we’ll explore some reasons why you should consider starting your own blog and share some tips on how to get started.