Pigma Graphic Pen, Black - 2 mm Tip
Once in a great while you will come across an art program that is so easy-to-use, open-ended, and brimming with all sorts of exciting possibilities that you just want to use it yourself. This was certainly the case with ARTistic Pursuits when I first reviewed it. The basic philosophy of ARTistic Pursuits is to combine what it defines as the four essential areas, or categories, of art into a short, easily manageable and flexible lesson. The first category is Elements of Art, or "what art is made of" which include what we would think of as the basics of the actual drawing (line, shape, color, etc.). The next is Composition, or "how art is arranged" (balance, proportion, space), third is Media (variation), and finally, History (becoming familiar with different artists, styles, and periods). This seems like a lot to cover in one program, but ARTistic Pursuits does it surprisingly well and very naturally. The early elementary (K-3) level covers these same four areas in each lesson, but in a less in-depth and more informal manner. The whole series has been revised for 2013, and each volume now features 36 lessons (previously 32). You'll notice a slight shift in grade levels (books previously
If you're looking for a premium marker pen to use in your artwork, check out these pens that use high-quality Pigma ink. Pigma ink is "archival quality," meaning it is chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant. On the vast majority of papers it doesn't smear, feather, or bleed through, and it can even write neatly on fine papers like vellum. Great for a wide variety of art projects and crafts. We offer two styles of the black pen, a fine point 1 mm tip, and a broader point 2 mm tip. Get both for all your fine line, shading, texturing, and coloring needs. ~Rachel
Please note that two (2) Ebony Pencils (#8543) are needed for this course.