Drawing & Sketching Ideas

The world of drawing and sketching is a creative one, and we’re all about creativity. Our drawing and sketching ideas blogs give you plenty of tips, advice, inspiration and more. Discover the perfect tools for your next sketch, techniques that you simply have to try, and discover brilliant artists. Once you’re adequately inspired, you can check out our pencils and sketchbooks.

Digital Art: The Best Drawing Apps

July 29, 2021

Creating art can happen from the comfort of your own sofa, even with no paint or other art products! If you’re looking for a less messy way to work, apps and software for creating digital art have come a long way in recent years. This can be great if you’re looking to create animations, cartoons […]

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How to Get Started with Brush Lettering

September 24, 2020

From personalised cards to beautiful artworks, there are endless applications for brush lettering. Most artists who practice brush lettering use brush pens, otherwise known as brush markers. Brush pens have a flexible nib, allowing you to vary the thickness of the lines produced. By applying different amounts of pressure, you can create a clean dynamic […]

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Our Tips On How To Draw Animals

July 16, 2020

Whether you’re looking to become a professional animal painter or you just want to get better at drawing these living creatures, we have some great tips to get you going. We have outlined the basic steps to take in order to achieve a life-like observation of your favourite animal using everyday art supplies, and through […]

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Creative Patterned Art Techniques

June 23, 2020

Sometimes even the most experienced artists can feel stuck in a rut. If your artwork is starting to feel stagnant and repetitive, you may benefit from some new creative patterned art techniques. Whilst it is important to remember that art mediums should be used in a way that compliments your style, sometimes a dash of […]

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Top 5 Charcoal Artists

May 28, 2020

Charcoal is one of the oldest drawing materials, dating back nearly 30,000 years. The charcoal used by artists is a form of dry art medium, and is made of ground organic materials. These materials are held together by a wax binder, or can sometimes be produced by eliminating the oxygen inside the material. Using charcoal […]

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7 Easy Pencil Sketching Techniques

May 28, 2020

Pencil sketching has long been a popular art form, and it’s no wonder why. Sketching with a pencil is versatile, portable, and requires only a few basic art supplies. With just a few tools you can create an incredibly detailed and beautiful work of art.  There are many styles in which you can sketch with […]

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Discover Albrecht Dürer Watercolour Pencils

May 23, 2018

Albrecht Dürer artists’ watercolour pencils from Faber-Castell provide artists with great versatility of expression when drawing, shading and painting in watercolours. High-quality materials, combined with over 250 years of experience, have resulted in pencils that produce unsurpassed watercolour effects and vibrancy.

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Life Drawing Classes With London Drawing

December 10, 2015

London Drawing is a collaboration between professional artists, tutors and performers, led by Anne Noble-Partridge and David Price. They offer life drawing and painting classes, bespoke events and corporate workshops in life drawing and creative drawing.

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Sketching & Drawing: Choosing The Right Tools

September 15, 2015

The trusty pencil is, of course, a fundamental tool for every artist. Our guide runs through how to choose the best tool for creating your sketches and drawings.

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