The Best Natural-Light Bulbs for Clarity and Calm

Light bulbs that emit natural light—light that resembles the atmospheric daylight that streams through windows—are easy on the eye and flattering to virtually all subjects. They are also incredibly handy for artists, helping to create a properly lit work area where colors can be accurately perceived and details can be … [Read More...]

The Best Charcoal Pencils for Rich Effects With Less Mess

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. Love charcoal but hate the mess? Pick up a charcoal pencil, which is composed of compressed charcoal inside a protective layer, typically wood. Suitable for drawing, sketching, or smudging… [Read More...]

The Best Charcoal Sketch Sets for Inventive Drawing

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. From early cave painters to Pablo Picasso to Roberto Longo, artists have long loved the expressive potential of a soft charcoal pencil or crayon. Each sweep of charcoal offers… [Read More...]

The Best Spray Adhesives for Seamlessly Fusing Materials

Spray adhesives are an excellent tool for adhering one material to another with pristine, wrinkle-free results. Traditional water-based glues, such as white glue, are often absorbed into materials, resulting in warping and bubbling as the water unevenly changes the composition of the materials. With spray adhesives, glue is … [Read More...]

The Best Storage Bins for Materials and Supplies

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. Piles of art supplies and material can not only be unsightly but also frustrating. To hold your stuff, you’ll need a reliable storage container. Not only will these neaten… [Read More...]

The Best Light Boxes for Detail-Oriented Work

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. A light box is one of the most… [Read More...]

The Best Rubber Stamp Cleaners for Avid Scrapbookers

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTnews may receive an affiliate commission. All rubber stamp users know that while rubber stamps may leave crisp impressions when new, they all eventually need a good cleaning. For that, special cleaners have been developed… [Read More...]

The Best Utility Knives for Everyday and Artful Needs

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. A good utility knife should be something you want to reach for over and over again. Deploy it for general everyday tasks, like opening cardboard boxes and slicing tape, … [Read More...]