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Artist Ryan Spahr

Ryan Spahr is an accomplished artist working in a variety of media, including marker, pen and ink, oil, pastel, photography, and tattoo. His work exhibits bold, expressive mark-making, exploration, and experimentation. Ryan lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he spends his free time with his family and collecting records. His future plan is to further his education in the Arts.

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5 Tips for Using Markers

Markers are a blast to work with, but can be intimidating because erasers don't work on them! See 5 tips from pro artist Will Terrell on using markers. 

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Wildlife Art by Jonathan Martinez

Jonathan Martinez uses his artistic talents to create beautiful drawings of endangered animals to bring awareness to them. 

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NEW Toned Mixed Media Paper!

We are excited to introduce our NEW 400 Series Toned Mixed Media paper! The perfect hybrid. 

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2016 Workshop Videos on YouTube!

Our 2016 Online Workshop video lessons are now on our YouTube Channel! See the video lessons from our Sketchbook, Watercolor, and Marker workshops!

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Sword Illustration on Toned Paper by Reid Schlegel

Industrial Designer Reid Schlegel demonstrates his process for creating a sword illustration on Toned Tan paper. 

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Kevin Keele's Toned Paper Illustrations

Illustrator Kevin Keele uses our toned gray paper for his fascinating illustrations. See his work and tips that show his process. 

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NEW 400 Series Marker Paper

We are excited to introduce our NEW 400 Series Marker paper, which was developed for fine artists who create finished art using a variety of marker types.

Prior to the introduction of this new 400 Series Marker paper

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10 Commandments of Industrial Design Sketching

See Industrial Designer Reid Schlegel's 10 Commandments of Industrial Design Sketching & 5 Commandments of Toned Paper Rendering in our Fall Artist Newsletter. 

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Watercolor Brush Lettering - By Nicole Miyuki Santo

When you hear the word watercolor you automatically think of using watercolor paper. Makes sense. However when I started to teach classes, I wanted something that was transparent so the students can use my letters underneath as a guide. I knew that watercolor paper was not transparent so I tried tracing paper and that did not hold the ink up well. Then I went in to my local art store and found Strathmore’s 500 series Marker Pads. From the first brushstroke I made on the paper, I was sold.

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Sketchbook Fury - FREE Online Workshops!

Have you been following along to Graham Smith’s FREE Sketchbook Fury workshop?

Through online video lessons, Professional Artist & Illustrator Graham Smith is showing us how to develop a sketchbook strategy so you can customize your sketchbook, build your drawing skills, overcome your fear of the blank page, develop ideas, and execute finished art.

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Announcing Our 2016 Online Workshops!

We are excited to announce our free 2016 Online Workshops which start on Monday, March 7!

We’ve got a fantastic line up this year with 3 extremely talented and inspirational artists who will be leading you through follow-along online video lessons… FOR FREE!

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The Ultimate Marker Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win our drool-worthy Marker Giveaway prize which includes 3 Marker pads, 6 Copic Classic Markers, 1 Copic Wide Marker, and 2 zip bags!

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Feather vs. Bleed on Paper (and How to Prevent Both)

What is the difference between feathering and bleeding when using ink or markers on paper? How to I prevent either from happening?

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