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Tutorial: Simple Watercolor Backgrounds

Watercolor and modern calligraphy blogger Veronica Ruiz @veronicaletters provides step-by-step instructions on how to make simple, gorgeous watercolor backgrounds with markers and sandwich bags in the latest Pentalic blog. By Veronica Ruiz Materials: Watercolor Paper or Watercolor Journal Water-based markers Waterbrush Plastic food storage bag [...]

2019-03-21T09:18:37+00:00March 21st, 2019|Blog|

Artist Interview: Veronica Ruiz

Mountain hikes, Disney World, restaurants, wherever this artist goes, she will letter it! Coloradan modern calligrapher and art blogger Veronica Ruiz @veronicaletters discusses the Modern Calligraphy movement, her artistic inspirations and advice for first-time hand-letterers in her interview for the latest Pentalic blog. You started hand-lettering during your time as a Graphic [...]

2019-03-07T08:48:06+00:00March 7th, 2019|Blog|

March of Monsters 2019 Drawing Tutorials

On the dawn of the March 2019 Pentalic 365 Challenge, March of Monsters, we are offering five tutorials to help you do the “Monster Mash” in the latest Pentalic blog. By Pentalic We are excited to announce a March of Monsters theme for this month’s Pentalic 365 Challenge! To enter to win our [...]

2019-03-14T11:41:03+00:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|

Pentalic 365 Challenge Updates

Grow with us! In the latest Pentalic blog, we discuss changes to the Pentalic 365 Challenge for 2019. By Pentalic One of the greatest achievements of social media is the ability for growing artists to share their work and support one another through positive feedback and constructive criticism. [...]

2019-01-09T08:59:53+00:00January 9th, 2019|Blog|

Ten Tips for Success in Gouache

Are you thinking about using gouache? Then this blog is for you! Featured artist James Gurney @jamesgurneyart shares 10 success strategies for painting with gouache on location in the latest Pentalic blog. By James Gurney @jamesgurneyart Gouache is a versatile and responsive medium for the on-the-spot painter. It’s fast to [...]

2019-01-09T09:02:04+00:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

Paint a Kitchen Challenge

Attention all aqua artists! Our December featured artist James Gurney is holding a water-based art contest! Draw or paint your best kitchen scene and be entered to win products from James Gurney, Pentalic and M. Graham! Follow the guidelines below to enter. Guidelines: • Paint a scene in a commercial [...]

2018-12-07T17:04:07+00:00November 30th, 2018|Blog|

How To Paint A Basic Wreath

Have you ever wondered how to paint clean and elegant wreaths? Now is your chance! In our November blog, featured artist Justine Lazo gives you step-by-step instructions on how to paint the perfect watercolor wreath, just in time for the holidays. How To: Basic Wreath Tutorial by Justine Lazo (@jusebox) [...]

2018-12-07T17:00:20+00:00November 29th, 2018|Blog|

Social Media & Sharing Your Art

By Kelly Klapstein (@kellycreates) Many people don’t realize that I’ve had a blog and YouTube channel for quite a long time and started using them actively when I began designing and teaching paper crafts, like scrapbooking and card making, in the creative industry 10 years ago. [...]

2018-11-28T15:42:01+00:00September 20th, 2018|Blog|

Overcoming Obstacles

By Amanda Zito (@Blindthistle) Being an artist is a tumultuous life to begin with: dealing with self-doubt, art blocks, and everything in between. But what if all of a sudden you have to deal with more? @blindthistle wrote a beautiful blog about her recent wrist injury [...]

2018-11-28T12:03:37+00:00August 24th, 2018|Blog|