Block Printing Fundamentals

May 30, 2023

Learn the Basics of Block Printing with our range of high-quality, specialised Essdee products.

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Featured Artist: Edwina Barrington Lue-Shing

May 10, 2023

Edwina Barrington Lue-Shing is our featured artist this week, here to discuss their creative process, inspirations and ethos.

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Portfolios & Cases Overview

May 02, 2023

Looking to store your artwork, precious documentations or photographs?  Have a read and see what will work best for you!

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7 Best Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques

January 31, 2023

New to the world of pen and ink? Look no further than our comprehensive guide to pen and ink drawing techniques. Read now.

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The Best Brushes For Oil Painting

January 27, 2023

An artist is only as good as their tools, which is why it's tantamount to know what you're looking for.  Read on for advice!

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2023

December 19, 2022

As you might expect, our opening times are a little different at this time of year to cater for the festive period. Read on below to find out when we’re open.

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Best Paper for Gouache Painting

October 24, 2022

Are you keen to try painting with gouache? It’s a wonderfully versatile, water-based medium which is loved by many artists for its rich, saturated colours and fast-drying properties. You may be wondering what surfaces are the easiest to apply this paint to and what paper is going to give you the best finish.

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5 Fun Paper Craft Ideas

October 13, 2022

Wondering what to make out of paper? We’ve put together 5 paper craft ideas using simple supplies such as cardstock, glue and scissors. Whether you’re looking for something challenging and intricate, or something fun to create with the kids, we’ve put together 5 paper craft ideas for you to try your hand at. 

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The Best Tablets for Digital Art

October 13, 2022

Are you a bit of a digital doodler? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned artist who simply wants a better way to create your sketches on the go and step outside of your comfort zone of relying on pencils and charcoals. Lucky for you, there are many digital tablets and pads currently [...]

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