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Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: oil pastels

Bright, vivid colors that are greasy & thick.
Can be scraped w/ a knife or smeared w/ fingers.
Cannot be erased entirely.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Conte Crayon

Not as messy as charcoal, but not stiff like pencil.
Can be smudged with your fingers, but isn’t as fragile as charcoal.
Comes in black/white/oranges/browns.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Chalk Pastels

Powdery & dry like charcoal.
Can be layered if working light to dark.
Drawing on a neutral colored pastel paper is best.
Pastel drawings are easily damaged.
Ideally should be preserved under glass.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Gesso

Used as a primer for any painting surface.
• Good for canvas, paper, masonite, wood, etc.
• Prevents oil paint from ‘eating’ the surface.
• Can be watered down for 1st layer, added thick for 2nd layer.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Lithographic Rubbing Ink

• Very intense, greasy, tacky bar of ink.
Traditionally used for lithography.
Can be used for drawing.
Does not erase at all.
• Can be scraped w/ a knife or smeared w/ fingers.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: oil bars

• Oil paint in a stick, but much thicker & tackier.
• When purchased, have a skin that has to be peeled off.
 Excellent for painterly effects that are not so runny.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Graphite Stick

• Large chunk of graphite
• Good for quickly making large areas tone.
• Comes in a range of hardnesses. B is soft, 9B is very soft.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Woodless Pencils

• Pencils that are made entirely out of graphite.
• Able to create more variety in marks.
Good for wide, varied marks
• Comes of a range of hardnesses. B is soft, 9B is very soft.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: newsprint

• Cheap paper, good for quick sketches.
• Non-archival, will yellow over time.
• Only good for dry drawing media.
• Thin & easily torn.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Untempered Masonite

• Has no oil;  tempered masonite has oil in it.
• Can be primed with gesso to be a painting surface
Can be drawn on with crayons. or painted on w/ crayons.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Foam Board

•  Strong & lightweight.
•  Requires a very sharp knife.
•  Straight cuts are easier.
•  Round cuts are challenging.
•  Difficult to get clean cuts.
•  Good as a lightweight drawing board.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Cutting Mat

•  Durable surface for all cutting tools.
•  Absorbs the cuts from blades.
•  Protects your table from being damaged.
•  Larger sizes are more versatile.

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