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Fine Artist's Guide to Tools & Materials



"There is joy in feeling the bristles of a quality brush, seeing the richness and lush color of truly good pigment flowing onto the paper or canvas. The cheap stuff just makes for harder work and lesser results."
-Gene Black

Image excerpted from Fine Artist's Guide to Tools & Materials

Having the right tools makes all the difference in the world when it comes to art. The fine artist's guide to Tools & Materials is a great resource for a number of different mediums. The book is broken down a number of ways so you can quickly find the information you need. Whether you're sketching, painting, watercoloring, using ink, charcoal, acrylic, or oil this is a one stop resource for you.

Illustration courtesy of Kristen Rock

In the back of the book there is an easy-to-flip-to index and glossary that encompass different tools, techniques, and tips that are helpful to anyone—novice or master.

Image excerpted from Fine Artist's Guide to Tools & Materials

Illustration courtesy of Kristen Rock

What form of art would you like more resources on?


Kristen Rock

Kristen is an artist living in Norfolk, VA.  She is happiest with a cup of coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. A sucker for a sweet sunrise and an unexpected adventure, Kristen's latest inspirations include mermaids, dream catchers, and all things nautical. 



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