November 2017

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image via binals_

Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker, 1mm

For their 20th anniversary, Molotow has introduced the festive Liquid Chrome Marker – a celebration in a pen! With this unique marker, create high-gloss, mirror effects on nonporous paper, or metallic effects on regular, absorbent paper. The alcohol-based ink is highly opaque and permanent, which makes it perfect for adding shimmering, final touches to your work. This pen is also refillable, so don’t worry about using it too much!

Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Marker, 2mm

We always appreciate a valuable blending tool. The Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Marker lets you work quickly and directly on a variety of surfaces. It features water-based, pigmented white ink that can perfectly blend your two new Tombow TwinTone Markers together.

Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencil

With the comfortable Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencil, sketching has never been more enjoyable. Featuring a creamy, softcore and hexagonal body, no wonder this is the most premium graphite pencil offered by Caran d’Ache! This tool comes in a variety of grades, and its varnish color represents the hardness and depth of the graphite – which one did you get?

Tombow TwinTone Dual-Tip Markers

Double your creativity this month with two Tombow TwinTone Dual-Tip Markers. These water-based markers have durable fiber tips on both ends – a broad bullet tip, and an extra-fine tip. Their ink is saturated with color that pops on your page and can also be blended out using water. Clip these charming markers onto your sketchbook cover for spontaneous doodling or lettering!

YUPO Medium Mini Paper Pad by Legion Paper

Paper has never been more exciting! Dramatically change the way you draw or paint with YUPO Medium Paper. This synthetic, tree-free paper is non-absorbent and water-proof, making the creative possibilities endless. Build up layers easily on the smooth surface, but
be careful not to smudge your work as you go–markers and paint will take several minutes to dry.

October 2017

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image via ameliapendraws

Things Are What You Make of Them Pencil Pin and Mini Zine by Adam J.K.

With the release of his new book, Things Are What You Make of Them, we’ve partnered with artist/author Adam J.K. to bring you an enamel pencil pin created just for ArtSnackers! Filled with “insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art,” J.K.’s book will help you overcome creative fears and find your purpose. Flip through the mini zine for a preview, and wear your pencil pin proudly!

Marabu Fineliner Graphix Pens

This handy set of Marabu Fineliner Graphix Pens covers all your drawing needs. In this pack, you’ll find fine liners in sizes 0.2mm, 0.4mm, and 0.8mm, as well as a brush tip pen! They’re each filled with water-based pigment ink that flows consistently and smoothly.

Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink

Big things can come in small packages! A favorite of illustrators since the 1890s, Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink features brilliant, dye-based color that’s great for precise line work or looser application. You can easily layer your new pens on top since the ink is fast-drying and water-resistant when dry. Each iconic bottle features a whimsical illustration based on the ink color – which one did you get?

Speedball Standard Pen Nib Holder & No. 512 Pen Nib

A bottle of ink wouldn’t be complete without a reliable dip pen. That’s why we’ve included a Speedball Standard Pen Nib Holder and No. 512 Pen Nib for you to try out your new ink. This nib has a fine, semi-flexible tip that’s perfect for drawing or lettering. To use, insert the nib into the circular opening on the top of the nib holder. Be sure to wash your nib with warm water after every use!

Connoisseur Protégé Short Handle White Nylon Brush

For a different inking experience, use the Connoisseur Protégé Short Handle White Nylon Brush with your Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink. This sturdy brush has durable bristles that can handle a full paint (or ink!) load for long-lasting strokes of color.

ZIG Fudebiyori Brush Pen

The ZIG Fudebiyori Brush Pen packs a punch of color! Filled with dye-based ink, this pen can create a variety of vibrant lines. Its firm felt tip provides great control, making it perfect for adding finishing touches and details to your work.

September 2017

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image via mage via binals_

Stabilo pointMax Pen Set

It’s just another day in paradise with the Stabilo pointMax Pen Set. These four bright, tropical colors will make your artwork pop with their intense, water-based ink. However, what really makes the pointMax stand out is its robust, durable nylon tip. This pen tip was specially designed to create a consistent 0.8mm line width. Whether you’re sketching, writing, or doodling, this tool will never let you down. You can even leave the cap off for up to 24 hours without the ink drying out!

Plumchester P4 Fineliner

When artists are not busy scrolling through social media, we’re illustrating characters, writing down ideas, outlining pencil lines, or practicing perspective drawing – all with the help of the Plumchester P4 Fineliner. This quintessential tool has pigmented black ink and is perfectly sized at 4mm in diameter (not too fine, but not too thick). To make the most of your Fineliner experience, we recommend a clean, smooth surface to ultimately preserve the nib's life.

Alvin Draft-Matic Mechanical Pencil

Designed with the professional in mind, the Alvin Draft-Matic Mechanical Pencil delivers comfort and control. Featuring stainless steel finger grips, a rotating window to display lead type, and a built-in eraser under the cap, this pencil is the ultimate drawing tool! We’re featuring two different lead sizes this month – 0.7mm and 0.9mm. Which one did you get?

MOO Professional Artist Eraser

Don’t let little mistakes get you down! Fix them instantly with the MOO Professional Artist Eraser. This handy tool is truly unique – rather than leaving dust behind like other erasers, the MOO’s residue clumps together into thick strands for quick and easy cleanup. Its soft, yet dense body will not damage your paper, even with excessive rubbing. Now you can focus more on drawing and spend less time switching between erasers!

August 2017

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image via artbytinadh

Amsterdam Acrylic Ink

Summer may be winding down, but Amsterdam Acrylic Ink will keep your days bright all year round! This highly pigmented ink is extremely versatile – it can be thickly applied like acrylic paint, or diluted with water to achieve watercolor effects. Shake well before using, then feel free to work directly out of the bottle with your brush, or use the convenient ink dropper. Layering is effortless with this fast-drying ink, so get creative and explore some new techniques!

Princeton Velvetouch Long Round Brush, Size 8

Paint in the lap of luxury with the Princeton Velvetouch Long Round Brush. It's silky, soft-finish wood handle complements the excellent performance of its synthetic fibers. Seven years of research and development went into creating these filaments meant to outperform natural hair. This brush is the ultimate mixed media tool and can be used with various mediums. Go ahead and try it out with your Amsterdam Acrylic Ink!

ZIG Cocoiro Letter Pen Body + Ink

Customize the way you draw with the ZIG Cocoiro Letter Pen. Derived from the Japanese words “ kokoro,” meaning “heart,” and “iro,” meaning “color,” this pen was made for you to choose each part separately to match your mood. From the pen body’s color to the nib style, mix and match a variety of features to express your unique creativity. This month, we’ve included an extra fine brush tip refill for your new pen body – perfect for all your inking needs.

Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment Fibre-Tip Pen

Whether you’re sketching or writing, you’ll reach for the Faber- Castell Ecco Pigment Fibre-Tip Pen over and over again. This reliable fine liner pen features a sturdy, metal-clad 0.7mm nib and a comfortable grip. Made from unused automobile plastic, this pen is highly recyclable. Since its pigmented ink is lightfast and waterproof, you can lay ink or watercolor on top of your sketched lines carefree!

July 2017

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image via bybun

Pentel Duopoint Flex Double-Ended Brush

Flex your creative muscles with the Pentel Duopoint Flex Double- Ended Brush. This handy pen is actually two brushes in one, featuring a unique, springy brush tip on one end, and an ultra-fine, flexible nib on the other. It's water-based ink dries quickly and can produce transparent watercolor effects. The versatility of this brush pen makes it perfect for beginning artists.

Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils

Make a splash in your artwork with Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils. These 100% water-soluble pencils remain extremely vibrant dry or wet, thanks to their high pigment density and lightfastness. When brushed with water, the pencil marks melt onto your paper and intensify in color. The soft, buttery pigments are super blendable, so experiment with your two new colors to create different hues and patterns.

Derwent HB Graphic Drawing Pencil

A successful sketch starts with a good graphite pencil. The HB Graphic Drawing Pencil from Derwent is smooth and strong to the core, which means you’ll experience fewer broken points. Its hexagonal body is easy to hold, making it the ideal choice for long working sessions.

Derwent 2-in-1 Eraser/Sharpener

We’re flipping over the Derwent 2-in-1 Eraser/Sharpener. This dynamic duo features a pencil sharpener with a rotating barrel for collecting shavings and an eraser that offers clean and smudge-free erasing. The sharpener separates easily from the canister to empty pencil shavings, and the eraser comes with a protective cover.Talk about convenience!

June 2017

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image via kreativekymona

ArtSnacks + Denik Mini Sketchbook

We fully believe in Denik’s mission statement: “Art can change the world.” This remarkable notebook company fulfills their mission by featuring a variety of artists’ work on journal covers. A portion of every notebook purchase goes towards building schools in developing countries. This month, we collaborated with Denik and Kansas City-based artist Marcos Román to create a custom ArtSnacks + Denik Mini Sketchbook, just for our subscribers. Featuring special, lay-flat binding and a water-resistant cover, this notebook is perfect for on-the-go doodling.

Painty FX by ZIG

Add an explosion of color to your work with the Painty FX by ZIG! Permanent on almost all surfaces, this alcohol-based paint marker lets you experiment with mixed media techniques. The opaque, highly-pigmented ink lays down smooth and dries quickly, making layering easy. To begin paint flow, give the marker a shake, then gently press the tip down on your art surface.

General’s MultiPastel Chalk Pencils

Love pastels, but hate the mess? Chalk it up to fate that we’ve included two General’s MultiPastel Chalk Pencils in this month’s box. These pigment-rich pencils are smooth and blendable, perfect for bold drawings or delicate sketches. Enjoy the outdoors this summer and take these along with your Denik Mini Sketchbook for some plein air drawing.

Tombow Dual Brush Pen

The more, the merrier! Enhance your marker collection with Tombow Dual Brush Pens in three different colors. With a flexible brush tip on one end and a fine tip on the other, this water-based marker is the total package. The nylon brush tip can create a variety of strokes, while the fine tip is great for making consistent lines and tighter drawings.

May 2017

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image via @hmerhardt

Special Release Muted Collection: Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

Liquitex is releasing a limited supply of its Special Release Muted Collection: Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. With its thick, velvety consistency, this water-based acrylic paint makes texturing a breeze. Each rich color has a muted, subtle character, and features a satin finish. The Muted Collection boasts perfect color matching and intermixability across all Liquitex mediums for maximum versatility. There are five colors in this collection. Which one did you get?

Prima® White Gold Artist Brush from Weber®

Paint the town gold with this elegant Prima® White Gold Artist Brush by Weber®. From its superior grade, interlocked taklon bristles to its perfectly balanced handle, this paintbrush is a treasure! This brush is enjoyable to use in even the thickest of mediums. Try it out with the Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to experience excellent spring and retention.

Marabu Art Crayons

Add an exciting twist to your artwork with Marabu Art Crayons. These buttery smooth, wax-based pastel sticks are suitable for both wet and dry techniques. The highly-pigmented colors easily blend and pop off the page when brushed with water. If the tip wears down, just rotate the retractable body to produce more.

The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver by General Pencil

The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver keeps your paintbrushes like new. Using this product after every painting session will help your brushes retain their natural shape and luster. Simply wet your paintbrush, work up a lather on the hard cake, and rinse with clean water. You’ll be impressed by the way this cleaner restores even your old brushes!

April 2017

Copic Lavender Multiliner

Cure your spring fever with this brand-new Copic Multiliner color— luscious lavender. This water-based inking pen features a sturdy nib and smooth ink flow that produce clean, precise drawings. Feel free to combine your Multiliner with watercolors or Copic markers, since the pigment ink is both waterproof and Copic-proof when dry and will not bleed.

Kuretake Medium Tip Water Brush

Nothing holds water like this brush. Paint anywhere, anytime with the Kuretake Medium Tip Water Brush. By softly squeezing the brush’s body, you can control how much water is released directly through the synthetic brush tip. Try blending watercolor paints to create natural, smooth gradients of color. Simply fill the barrel with water and give it a light squeeze to get the liquid flowing.

Pentel GraphGear 800 Mechanical Pencil

The Pentel GraphGear 800 Mechanical Pencil is out of this world! Featuring a 0.5mm tip, this tool is made for precision drafting and drawing. Experience maximum comfort as you grasp the metal grip decorated with soft pads, and achieve superior control thanks to the perfectly balanced barrel weight. With its sturdy metal clip and eraser cap, this pencil is built to last.

Winsor & Newton Water Colour Marker

Cue the waterworks! The Winsor & Newton Water Colour Marker will amaze you with its highly pigmented, lightfast color and stunning precision. This double- ended marker allows artists to achieve unbeatable definition and control with watercolors. Simply blend your strokes with water to create soft and vibrant watercolor washes. Use it with the Kuretake Water Brush for easy application and convenient, on-the-go painting.

March 2017

M. Graham & Co. Watercolor Paints

We think M. Graham & Co. Watercolor Paints are pretty sweet! Not only are they made using honey to keep moisture intact, they also contain high amounts of pigment to provide intensely bright and rich color. We’ve included two different colors in this month’s box—Terra Rosa, an earthy red that’s excellent for tinting, and Titanium White Opaque, a balanced white that lends a highlighting touch.

Protégé Taklon Paint Brush by Connoisseur

From its water-resistant, wooden handle to its hefty, synthetic bristles, the Protégé Taklon Paint Brush by Connoisseur is built to last a lifetime. Any artist can appreciate the versatility of this brush, since it works with a variety of mediums. Try it out with your M. Graham & Co. Watercolor Paints and experience control and consistency, similar to the feel of a natural sable hair brush.

Koh-I-Noor Triograph 2B Graphite Pencil

The Koh-I-Noor Triograph 2B Graphite Pencil stands out from the crowd with its triangular shape and stained cedar wood body. The thick, graphite core makes this tool perfect for working in large areas. Easily blend the pencil strokes to create buttery smooth sketches.

Stonehenge Aqua Hotpress Watercolor Paper by Legion Paper

This month, we are loving Legion Paper’s Stonehenge Aqua Hotpress Watercolor Paper! With a super smooth surface, paint will take a little more time to dry, but the paper will never warp or buckle.

February 2017

Pentalic Drawing Set

ArtSnacks subscribers get to try the new Pentalic Drawing Set before anyone else! While many sets on the market only include one medium, this set of six pencils features a mix of graphite, charcoal, and pastel. Using only this set, you can build from underdraw- ing to midtones to shadows to highlights. From the smooth feel of the soft charcoal pencil to the rich darks of the 6B, this set is the total package. 

K-70 Permanent Ink Marker by KRINK

KRINK’s K-70 Permanent Ink Marker is better than ever! In this upgraded version of the marker, not only is ink flow smoother and cleaner, but the tip is now reversible. Just remove and flip it to switch from a bullet to a chisel design, and see the variety of fine and heavy lines that this versatile tool can create. 

ZIG Clean Color FB

Similar to the KRINK marker in this month’s box, the ZIG Clean Color FB is a fresh take on a favorite tool. This marker – a new product in the Clean Color family – features the same highly blend-able, water-soluble ink as the Clean Color Real Brush, but it has a new, firmer fiber brush nib (“FB” for short). Try using a watercolor brush to wash and blend this ink on the page to achieve a softer effect. 

Stabilo Pen 68

Another pop of color in your box this month comes from the Stabilo Pen 68. The shape of this pen is similar to your everyday pencil, giving you a comfortable drawing experience.

The premium fiber bullet-tip on the Pen 68 holds odorless, water-based ink and will create a perfectly even ink application on smooth surfaces.