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March 2015

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Gelly Roll® pens contain archival-quality gel ink that is chemically stable, waterproof and fade-resistant. According to Sakura, the ink will not smear, feather or bleed through most paper. Available in Classic, Metallic and fluorescent Moonlight colors, which actually glow under a black light.


Freart® Colored Paper Chalk is perfect on paper and preferred for outdoor sidewalk art because of its color and strength. Freart withstands wind and rain and does not wash away, except by power-washing). Freart Chalk is AP certified nontoxic, and comes in 12 assorted colors.


The triangular GRIP Erasable Crayons are made with more color pigment and less wax, resulting in brilliant colors. They feature a unique non-slip grip, which also provides increased comfort and control when young artists are using them. Marks can be erased, and the crayons can be sharpened to a fine point for more intricate drawing. GRIP sets come with either 12 or 24 different colors to a box and are recommended for children, 5 years of age or older.


Bienfang® offers a convenient, economical way to buy bristol board: in glue-bound 20-sheet pads. Choose from two surfaces: “Regular” for use with pen, pencil, ink and markers; and “Smooth,” a fine, vellum surface that’s ideal for graphite, crayon, colored pencils, charcoal, and oil pastels. Both choices are acid-free and 146-lb. weight.

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Watson-Guptill Publications,

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      PASTEL DRAWING: Expert Answers to the Questions Every Artist Asks,
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Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.,

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      MANGA NOW: How to Draw Action Figures!,
by Keith Sparrow.
Search Press Ltd.,

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