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Just Draw It -- Changing Studios and New Supplies!
October 22, 2008

Changing Studio & New Supplies

Earlier in the month I had a surprise move back from my Shanghai, China studio to my original studio in Canada. This was a perfect time to take stock of the art materials on hand and what new materials would need to purchased.

While I was hunting for a few new items online I came across a few excellent bargains that I thought were too good to keep to myself and wanted to tell you about. With Christmas just around the corner itís always a good time to be saving money whether you are buying for yourself or for someone else. I'll show you the items I got, but if you are in need of anything art related at all... itís really worth a look online as there are literally bargains all over the place. Check any of the links coming up and you will see what I mean.


The first thing I looked at getting was a new Art Storage Box that had more room for my supplies. I want to keep my acrylic paints separated from my markers and then keep my pens and pencils separated as well.

So I took a look and found this art box with lots of different compartments and more than enough storage to hold everything I need, and at 36% off regular price my timing couldnít have been better. This storage box is good because it has many small compartments and you never know what little things you might need to keep track of, so all of these little storage areas will surely come in handy down the road. Iíll keep the old box as extra storage as Iím sure that it wonít be long before Iíll be adding more supplies to my collection.


New Supplies for a New Medium

Iíve recently started to get into painting, and I noticed that the supplies I have on hand are pretty limited, so I decided that it would be a good time to invest in a new set of 8 brushes and some additional acrylic primary color paints. The paint was 58% off and brushes were 35% off - I love it! If you canít tell by now, a bargain makes me very happy.

If you want to get into painting yourself, I suggest the 4oz. tubes of paint as they give you enough paint to cover a lot of area, and the size is perfect for those who are just starting out.

That was it for my initial purchases, but while I was looking on the site I noticed that there were a lot of great cartoon and comic book instructional drawing books available, also at a discount. Thereís really too many great books to list here, so if youíre into drawing cartoon or comic style work like Batman or Superman, then donít miss these books because they look really like great learning resources.


New Step by Step Tutorial

Lastly, I wanted to point you toward the latest tutorial on the site where you will learn how to draw a happy cartoon Buddha. You can find the step by step lesson here: How to Draw a Cartoon Buddha


Thatís it for now Ė best wishes for your artistic success.

Yours truly,


Mitch Bowler











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