November 2018

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Liquitex Acrylic Gouache

This fall, Liquitex is introducing “new paint for a new artist”: acrylic gouache! Say goodbye to visible brushstrokes and cracks – this ultra- pigmented paint has a solid matte finish that doesn’t reflect light. With excellent fluidity and application, there’s no need to dilute this gouache with water. Thanks to its acrylic base, it’s permanent and water-resistant when dry and cannot be reactivated with water. Pair this paint with your new Winsor & Newton brush and be amazed at its smooth performance, perfect for design, illustration, and fine art.

Winsor & Newton Galeria Short Handle Brush, Round Size 3
Specifically designed for use with acrylic paints, the Winsor & Newton Galeria Short Handle Brush features a unique blend of synthetic filaments developed to provide control and shape retention. Acrylic color places heavy demands on brushes, which is why Winsor & Newton made the Galeria strong and resilient, yet flexible and sensitive. This short-handled version is ideal for close-up work and fine details.

Sakura Microperm Pen

The Sakura Microperm Pen works like magic! From paper to diamonds, this pen writes on almost every surface imaginable. Its black ink is waterproof and permanent, perfect for making precise, long-lasting fine lines. The nib also has a protected tip, so you don’t have to worry about splitting.

Cretacolor MegaGraphite Pencil
This pencil deserves full marks! With an exceptionally strong jumbo (10mm diameter) body, the Cretacolor MegaGraphite Pencil makes a huge statement. It’s loaded with high-quality graphite formulated to be extra-smooth and easily blended. The traditional hard cedar wood casing can be sharpened to a clean, fine point, ideal for thin lines as well as covering large areas. This pencil is available in a variety of grades – which one did you get?

October 2018

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image via bybun

Kuretake Bimoji Fude Brush Pen

ArtSnacks Exclusive Limited Edition

In this month’s box, we’ve included a special edition Kuretake Bimoji Fude Brush Pen imported all the way from Japan, just for ArtSnackers! It’s no coincidence bimoji means “beautiful letters” in Japanese – with its comfortable rubber grip and durable felt tip, this brush pen was made for lettering. It lends the user complete control, so each pen stroke appears exactly as expected. This unique pen comes in ten different patterns – which one did you get?

Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pen

Everyone’s favorite gel pen just got an upgrade! Sakura has perfected the smooth ink flow technology of their Classic White Gelly Roll Pen to now offer new sizes – 0.5mm and 1.0mm (fine and bold). Whether you received the fine or bold tip in your box, you can use it for either small details or large, prominent marks. The opaque white ink stands out beautifully on dark and colored paper, as well as makes highlights pop in illustrations.

Amsterdam Acrylic Marker, 2mm

Perfect for mixed media applications, the Amsterdam Acrylic Marker lets you work quickly and directly on a variety of surfaces. It features water-based, pigmented ink that’s waterproof and permanent when dry. The 2mm round nib allows you to draw on a smaller scale, however, broad washes are also achievable by mixing some water with the ink on a palette and applying it to your art surface with a brush.

Marabu Graphix Colour Fineliners, Skyline

New Product Whether you’re jotting down quick sketches on the go or creating outlines for a masterpiece, Marabu Graphix Colour Fineliners will help you get your ideas on the page. This set includes four different brilliant colors: ruby red, ultramarine blue, dark green, and black. Each pen features lightfast, water-based pigment ink and a durable, metal- enclosed 0.5mm plastic nib.

September 2018

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M. Graham & Co. Artists’ Watercolor

M. Graham & Co. Artists’ Watercolor definitely hits the sweet spot! Not only is this paint made using honey to keep moisture intact in the tube and on the palette, it also contains high amounts of pigment to provide intensely bright and rich color. It always dilutes easily with water, even after months or years of disuse.

Zebra Zensations Brush Pens

New to ArtSnacks From super fine lines to big bold strokes, Zebra Zensations Brush Pens offer incredible versatility. Achieve diverse lettering or illustration styles with three different pens included in this month’s box: super fine tip (blue body), fine tip (grey body) and medium tip (black body). They feature permanent, water-resistant, pigment ink that delivers deep and rich black color. The flexible brush nibs have excellent bounce and deliver consistent ink flow, responding to changes in pressure with ease.

Princeton Synthetic Sable Round Brush

ArtSnacks Exclusive Fill in the details with this Princeton Synthetic Sable Round Brush. The color holding capacity and natural snap of this brush is enhanced by its perfect blend of golden taklon in multiple diameters. Made to be used with watercolor, this brush will work flawlessly with your new M. Graham & Co. paint. This month, we’ve included a smaller size in your box, suitable for fine details and delicate lines.

Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolor Pencil

Staff Favorite The Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolor Pencil is a pretty big deal! With a 5.3mm core, it’s ideal for large-scale drawing. The jumbo size is gentle on the wrist, so you can use it for long periods of time without discomfort. This 100% water-soluble pencil remains extremely vibrant dry or wet, thanks to its high pigment density and maximum lightfastness. When brushed with water, the pencil marks melt onto your paper and intensify in color.

August 2018

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image via artbytinadh

Kuretake Nihondate Kabura Fude Brush Pen No. 55

Although traditionally used for Japanese calligraphy, fude brush pens are great tools for all artists. The Kuretake Nihondate Kabura Fude Brush Pen No. 55 (pronounced nee-hon-da-tay ka-boo-rah) is a double-sided pen with a firm fine point on one end and a flexible rubber brush tip on the other. The soft brush tip is extremely flexible, making it easy to create thick or thin strokes, while the fine tip is stiffer, allowing for greater control. Filled with water-based dye ink, this pen is water-soluble.


Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour, Half Pan Twin Set

Complement your artwork with Daler- Rowney Aquafine Watercolours. Made from
a selection of modern, high-quality pigments, this watercolor paint features rich, free flowing transparent colors. Each pack contains two carefully selected half pans from the same color palette, letting you mix and create beautiful complementary shades.

Robert Simmons Watercolor Brush, Round Size 1

New Product Pair your new watercolors with a reliable watercolor brush! The Robert Simmons Watercolor Brush features a unique blend of high-quality, synthetic filaments made to imitate natural red sable hair. The bristles hold pigment well, while also retaining their shape stroke after stroke.
                   
ArtSnacks x Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencil

The “world’s best pencil” just got even better! Introducing an ArtSnacks twist on the classic Ticonderoga #2 Pencil. Known for its distinctive green and yellow ferrule, this pencil features an exclusive graphite core formula that delivers an extra smooth performance. The latex-free eraser also provides easy, clean corrections.

L’Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper

Try out your new art supplies with three bonus sheets of cold press L’Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper. This heavy (300 GSM), 100% cotton paper is strong and absorbent, offering excellent color laydown and ultra-sharp brush strokes. Experience precise control as color flows smoothly from your brush to paper. If you enjoy this paper, full-sized pads are available for purchase in the ArtSnacks Shop!

July 2018

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image via @moolabell

Marabu Graphix Aqua Ink

Marabu has a new addition to their exciting Graphix line – Aqua Ink! This ultra-brilliant pigmented watercolor ink is transparent and highly lightfast. Even after drying, the ink can be completely dissolved with water, making the creative possibilities endless. The bright hues can be mixed together, so pick up some more colors in the ArtSnacks Shop and get experimenting!

Molotow ONE4ALL Acrylic Twin Marker

Two sturdy tips, one awesome marker. The Molotow ONE4ALL Acrylic Twin Marker is filled with highly opaque, acrylic-based ink that flows from two different tips – 1.5mm on one end, and 4mm on the other. UV resistant and permanent on nearly all surfaces, this marker will be handy for a variety of projects. To begin paint flow, give the marker a good shake, then gently press down the nib several times on your art surface.

Copic Drawing Pen F02

Get the feeling of a traditional fountain pen without the inky mess! The Copic Drawing Pen features a stainless-steel tip, perfect for inking and drawing. Achieve a variety of line widths by simply changing your writing pressure. The water-based dye ink won’t bleed when used with Copic products or other markers, however it’s not waterproof – be sure to let ink or watercolor dry completely before using this pen over it.

Museum® Emerald Artist Brush by Weber®

The Museum® Emerald Artist Brush by Weber® is truly a gem! Its exclusive, patented handle lets your fingers rest gently in the indentations to relieve fatigue and maximize performance. The durable, synthetic taklon bristles provide ultimate control and can withstand extensive use in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. It’s suitable for various applications and techniques, so try it out with your new Marabu Graphix Aqua Ink!

Grumbacher Watercolor Paper Sample Pad

 This month, we’ve included a sample pad of Grumbacher Watercolor Paper for you to try out your new supplies. This 140 lb. (300 GSM) cold press paper is excellent for wet media, such as ink and watercolor.

June 2018

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image via @barbsotiart

ArtSnacks + KUM Automatic Long Point Sharpener

Sharpen your pencils in style with the Automatic Long Point Sharpener by KUM.
We collaborated with KUM to produce this limited-edition version in ArtSnacks teal, and it’ll never be available anywhere else! There are two steps to using this tool: 1) sharpen your pencil with the first blade to shape the wood 2) sharpen it with the second blade to shape the lead. It features two spare blades and an automatic stop function to prevent breakage, so don’t worry about over sharpening.

Sakura SumoGrip Retractable Eraser

Every artist needs a sturdy, reliable eraser. This month, we’re introducing the SumoGrip Retractable Eraser! Featuring innovative micro-porous foam technology, this eraser is able to pick up even the tiniest graphite particles. Minimal pressure is needed to erase dark marks, making it easy on your hands and the paper. The refillable holder has a convenient retractable design and protects the eraser when not in use.

Caran d’Ache Edelweiss Pencil

Don’t be fooled by this pencil’s simple design. The Caran d’Ache Edelweiss Pencil is anything but basic with its high-quality cedar casing and smooth core. It has a precise, long-lasting point and is easily erasable, so try it out with your new sharpener and eraser!

ShinHan Art Touch Twin Brush Marker

Experience the touch of real brush strokes with a marker! The Touch Twin Brush Marker features a flexible fiber brush nib on one end, and a medium-wide chisel nib on the other. Express a wide range of techniques with this alcohol-based marker. The controlled ink flow and quick drying time lets you create even the most detailed artwork. An added bonus to this marker: the ink is refillable and nibs are replaceable.

ZIG Millennium Pen, 0.5mm

Your artwork will last a millennium with this fine point pen. The ZIG Millennium Pen is permanent and lightfast, so it will not fade over time. After drying, the water-based pigment ink is smudge, fade, and waterproof, which makes it perfect for all types of work. To get the best performance from this pen, be sure to store it horizontally.

May 2018

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Copic Multiliner CS

Copic is making a mark with their new Multiliner CS (Calligraphy Small). Specially developed for calligraphy purposes, this pen has a 2mm tip that’s ideal for intricate, detailed expressions. The black pigment ink is waterproof and Copic-proof when dry, meaning it will not bleed when combined with Copic markers.

Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil

Shake up your sketches with the Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil! To extend the lead in this unique pencil, just jiggle it! Once you’re done drawing, click the lock on the side to prevent accidental lead extension. This pencil also features one of the most popular erasers in Japan – the MONO eraser. Twistable, refillable, and high-performance, this eraser is the total package.

KUM Correc-Stick Eraser

It’s all about control with the Correc-Stick Eraser by KUM. Hold this handy tool just like a pencil and erase with complete accuracy, thanks to its ergonomic grip zone and precision point.
The high-quality, durable rubber material also prevents smearing, so you’ll achieve
a clean erase every time.

Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush Artist Pen

Think big and draw even bigger! The Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush Artist Pen combines a modern brush nib with traditional India Ink. India Ink is pigmented, very lightfast (it can last over 25 years!), and waterproof, making it a popular choice among artists everywhere. Lay down full coverage as well as narrow, detailed strokes with this versatile pen.

Liquitex Professional Paint Marker, 2mm

Discover the vibrant, high pigment quality of Liquitex professional paint – in pen form! The Liquitex Professional Paint Marker features water-based, acrylic paint that can be applied on a variety of surfaces, such as paper, canvas, wood, metal, or glass. The 2mm precision nib lends the artist ultimate control and can produce multiple line thicknesses. To begin paint flow, give the marker a good shake, then gently press down the nib several times on your art surface. Be sure to replace the cap after use!

April 2018

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Twin Tip, Black/Grey

Add another dimension to your artwork with this dual-tipped Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen. Featuring black ink on one end, and grey ink on the other, this pen is perfect for both lettering and drawing. The firm, yet flexible brush tips can create extra-fine, fine, or medium strokes by a simple change in pressure. An added perk to this unique tool – it’s waterproof when dry, making it an excellent companion to your new watercolor pencil.

Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencil

Deliver a delicate, yet vivid touch to your paper with the Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencil. This water-soluble colored pencil easily meets the needs of any artist, thanks to its excellent coverage and lightfastness. The brilliant color remains intense wet or dry, giving you unlimited options for blending techniques.

Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Artists’ Ink

Layer up this month with Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Artists’ Ink! This acrylic-based, water-resistant ink is highly pigmented for creating multiple color layers on top of your art. Dilute the ink with water to achieve an intense watercolor effect, or use a dry brush to create textured strokes.

Robert Simmons Short Handle Acrylic Paintbrush

Different types of mediums require different types of paintbrushes, and a good acrylic brush should hold color without losing its shape. The Robert Simmons Short Handle Acrylic Paintbrush features synthetic filaments chosen to provide both the softness and control you need to get the most out your acrylic ink.

L’Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper

Try out your new art supplies with three bonus sheets of cold press L’Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper. This heavy (300gsm), 100% cotton paper is strong and absorbent, offering excellent color laydown and ultra-sharp brush strokes. Experience precise control as color flows smoothly from your brush to paper. If you like this paper, full-sized pads will be available for purchase in the ArtSnacks Shop!

March 2018

ArtSnacks Pencil Case

We love the convenience of having all our favorite art supplies with us on the go! Tote this limited edition ArtSnacks Pencil Case around town, proudly showing off your ArtSnacks pride. Custom-made from durable nylon, this case comes in ArtSnacks teal (a color exclusive to our customers) and will never be available anywhere else!

Copic Ciao Double Ended Marker

Get ready to use one of the highest quality alcohol-based markers around.
The extremely versatile Copic Ciao Double Ended Marker has two durable nibs – super brush on one end, and medium broad chisel on the other – making it ideal for all styles of art, design, and illustration. Two standard perks of this Copic marker: it’s refillable and the nibs are replaceable.

Copic Multiliner

That’s right – we’re including two Copic products this month! The Copic Multiliner features a sturdy nib and smooth ink flow, which results in clean, precise drawings. The archival, pigment-based ink is waterproof and Copic-proof when dry, meaning it will not bleed when colored over with your new Copic Ciao marker. To avoid smearing, we recommend using this pen before applying colored pencils.

Lyra Color Giants

Lay down some major color with Lyra Color Giants. These oversized, highly pigmented colored pencils are perfect for covering large areas in your artwork. Their extra-thick, break-resistant cores last three times longer than regular colored pencils. We’ve packed your box with two different colors, so you can fully experience their brilliant, lightfast quality.

 

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.