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”?
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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?
During long flights, I often take a book with me because reading is a good way of distraction, but sometimes I need a change and grab my colored pencils instead. The art of putting color on paper relieves my stress and gives me relaxation during travel. Before I pack my coloring supplies for a trip, I consider the question, “Can you bring colored pencils on a plane?” When … [Read more...] about Can You Take Colored Pencils on a Plane?
I love pencils like most of my readers. Unfortunately, these writing tools are gradually losing their place in our life because we don’t write too often and prefer typing. In fact, standard wooden pencils can be useful for many tasks besides writing. They help us make creative things and can offer quite unusual and fun uses. In this post, you’ll discover 10 ways to use a pencil … [Read more...] about Some Ways to Use a Pencil Other Than Writing
It was not an easy task to choose the list of the best art museums in the U.S. There are so many objects worth mentioning and visiting that Americans will not be able to go to see them all physically. However, in this selection I featured the most popular and prominent institutions that should be visited at least once in your life. Schedule your next adventure in one of these … [Read more...] about Top 20+ Art Museums and Galleries in the USA (2021)
If you are passionate about art just like me and wish to make a career out of your favorite occupation, you need to get more knowledge, new qualifications, and develop your skills. The modern art world is highly professionalized, so you may require a certain Fine Arts degree to make your next step in the artistic world. In this post, I’ve chosen a list of the best art schools … [Read more...] about Top 15+ Art Universities and Schools in the USA (2021)