February 2018

Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor

Paint like a French Impressionist with Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolors. These rich watercolors evoke the timeless beauty and vibrancy of Southern France. Formulated with honey from the Alps, they boast incom- parable brilliance and luminosity. The triple- milled pigments have been produced in the same way for more than a century, giving these watercolors exceptional intensity and smoothness.

Raphaël Mini Precision Brush

High-quality watercolor paints deserve a high-quality paintbrush! Don’t be fooled by its adorable, small size – the Raphaël Mini Precision Brush (flat size 2) is a state of the art, synthetic watercolor brush. It mimics the exact performance of sable hair, creating the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush on the market. The bristles hold pigment well, while also retaining their shape stroke after stroke.

Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencil, 2H

Lightly sketch your outlines before painting with this 2H Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencil. Made from finely ground graphite and clay, the lead is crafted for a smooth, consistent laydown. You won’t need to constantly sharpen this pencil either – its core is fully bonded with the wood for extreme durability and break-resistance.

Sakura Pigma Micron PN

Micron lovers, rejoice! Sakura has introduced the Pigma Micron PN, a new pen suited for everyday writing and drawing. Featuring the same quality Pigma Ink performance, its durable plastic nib (PN) produces consistent fine or medium lines. The archival ink is also quick-drying and waterproof, making this pen the perfect companion to your new watercolors.

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper

Try out your new watercolors on a bonus sheet of 140 lb (300 gsm) Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper. This 100% cotton paper is sturdy and durable, and can withstand heavy layering and erasing.

January 2018

Uni-Posca PCF-350 Brush Tip Paint Marker

Everyone’s favorite paint marker now comes in brush form!
The PCF-350 Brush Tip Paint Marker by Uni-Posca contains opaque, water-based pigment ink that writes on all surface types. This odorless ink dries quickly and will not bleed through paper. To use, shake the marker gently and pump the push button on its end to prime the ink into the brush nib.

Marabu Graphix Aqua Pens

Wet your palette this month with two Marabu Graphix Aqua Pens. These felt tip watercolor pens are double-ended, featuring a fine contour tip and a larger brush tip. The high quality, water-based pigment ink delivers brilliant color and works best on watercolor paper. After applying color, use a wet brush to spread it out.

Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen

Start the new year off with an amazing new pen! The Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen is great for both lettering and drawing. Create controlled, precise strokes with the flexible brush tip. By changing the pressure, you can produce a variety of lines. The water-based, pigmented black ink is ideal for adding details and finishing touches to your work.

Sakura SumoGrip Mechanical Pencil

Grab this hefty pencil for some powerful drawing! The Sakura SumoGrip Mechanical Pencil is designed for ultimate comfort and function, featuring a triangular grip and jumbo twist eraser. Its oversized barrel allows for a relaxed grip, making lengthy sketching sessions enjoyable. Filled with 0.7mm lead, this tool produces crisp, medium lines of consistent density.

December 2017

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image via a.mess.of.jess

Bruynzeel Expression Colored Pencils Set

We specially designed this pack of Bruynzeel Expression Colored Pencils just for ArtSnackers! Imported from Holland, these cedar-encased pencils are packed with quality pigments. Barely any pressure is needed to achieve bright color, thanks to this pencil’s strong, thick 3.3mm core. The vivid hues will pop off your page!

Caran d’Ache Metallic Gold Fibralo Marker

Everything you touch will turn to gold with the Caran d’Ache Metallic Gold Fibralo Marker. Opaque, metallic ink flows beautifully from this marker’s fiber tip and is vibrant on paper. Don’t worry about leaving the cap off – this marker can go seven days uncapped without drying out! Add some flair to your work by layering the ink over colored pencils.

KRINK K-32 Acrylic Paint Marker

In this month’s box, we’ve included the K-32 Acrylic Paint Marker – a chisel-tipped marker filled with water-based, permanent acrylic paint. This ultra-smooth, opaque paint maintains its vibrant color on light or dark surfaces. To use, shake well until thoroughly mixed, remove the cap, and press the nib down several times until saturated.

Pentel Slicci Gel Pen, 0.25mm

Get down to details with the Pentel Slicci Gel Pen. This pen features an extra-fine, 0.25mm metal tip perfect for drawing on a smaller scale. Its ultra-smooth, gel ink is fast drying and comes in a variety of brilliant colors. Made from 87% recycled plastic, the Slicci is part of the Pentel Recycology product line.

Grumbacher Mixed Media Paper Sample Pad

This month, we’ve included a sample pad of Grumbacher Mixed Media Paper for you to try out your new supplies. The medium tooth texture of this heavy (185 GSM), white drawing paper is excellent for dry media and light washes of wet media. Your colored pencils and markers will stand out beautifully on this paper!

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

image via mage via binals_

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

image via artbytinadh

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

image via @hmerhardt

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!