The absurd and funny expression “Marines eat crayons” has widely spread on the Internet and appeared to be long-lasting. Even people who have never served may recognize it online. The joke is quite confusing for lots of people, and some may think that it is true. Why do they say Marines eat crayons? Let’s try to sort it out and explain the phenomenon that surrounds the U.S. … [Read more...] about Why Do People Say “Marines Eat Crayons”?
There is so much oddness in this world, especially when it comes to the most ordinary things. In particular, lots of people don’t understand why tiny things are so overpriced. Speaking of the stationery stuff, customers often ask, Why are fountain pens so expensive? Indeed, there may be no obvious reasons, but I can explain them. So let’s figure it out and then have a look at … [Read more...] about Why Are Fountain Pens So Expensive?
Sooner or later all the artists encounter a situation in which they need to know how to make gold with colored pencils. This article will reveal all the secrets and tips on what colors make gold and how to draw it realistic-looking. So stay with me! What Colors Are Used to Depict the Texture of Gold? The first thing that comes to mind when there is a need to achieve an effect … [Read more...] about Gold with Colored Pencils: Drawing Tips
What is maroon color? Maroon is a unique color and can be described as brownish crimson. It belongs to the red color family but sometimes can be hard to depict on paper. To create maroon and reach the exact shade, artists need to mix a variety of different hues. If you are curious and want to represent this shade in your artwork, I’ll share some tricks on how to make maroon … [Read more...] about How to Make Maroon with Colored Pencils?
Today, we will discuss the basic but one of the most important art tools — pencil, but to be more explicit about its core. Thus, if you ask yourself, “what is pencil lead” and “where does pencil lead come from” then this article is for you! I always learn, and once I find something interesting, I want to spread this information among all my friends and soul mates. What Is a … [Read more...] about Where Does Pencil Lead Come From?
There are lots of stationery manufacturers around the world that produce ballpoint pens. With thousands of models available on the market, it is hard to talk about the standard length of these writing instruments since they are different. So, how long is a ballpoint pen? Of course, prior to the manufacturing process and release of a new model, the companies do research and … [Read more...] about What Is the Average Length of a Ballpoint Pen?
You’ve heard about Koh I Noor but never tried its products? It’s a great time to learn more about this quite an old company of stationery products that was founded in 1790 in the Czech Republic and has since become well known worldwide. Interested? I have examined all the colored pencils of this brand, and I want to share the review of these drawing tools with you. Stay with … [Read more...] about Koh I Noor Colored Pencils Review [2021 Choice]
Lyra is one of the oldest German stationery brands that has become a world legend since 1806. In 2008, the company joined the F.I.L.A. family, a large Italian group with the heritage dating back to 1920. Known for high-quality products dedicated to artistic drawing, Lyra continues expanding the range of its goods. This time, I’m posting the review of the Lyra Rembrandt … [Read more...] about Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Colored Pencils Review (2021)
The art industry is developing relatively fast, and new ways of how to represent your talent are constantly appearing. A great example is an airbrush. “But how do I choose it?” you may ask. I’ve researched all the models that exist on the market, and it took me more than 40 hours to select the best airbrush kits for you. Now I share all the highlights of these devices with you, … [Read more...] about Top 10 Airbrush Kits (2021 Review)
Derwent is a famous UK manufacturer of art materials with a heritage dating back to 1832. The company name is a synonym of quality products across a wide range of art categories. Regardless of the stage of your creative journey, you’ll always find world-class supplies for artists at Derwent. In this post, I’m reviewing Derwent Inktense pencils that have drawn my attention by … [Read more...] about Derwent Inktense Pencils Review (2021)