@peariyard on Twitter asked:
Anybody know of an art supply podcast a la
@_penaddictfm/ @ErasablePodcast? @dowdyism @imyke @wellapptdesk Or maybe a blog?
If this isn’t a question after my own heart!
First, as far as I know, there is no podcast but I think someone should remedy that situation ASAP. And then invite me to come talk about stuff regularly. Let’s nerd out about watercolor paper, water soluble markers and acrylic high flow paint!
As for blogs, there are lots of options out there, some more current than others and some tailored towards more specific types of art making than others.
If you’re into watercolor/street/travel/portable painting, then definitely check out ParkaBlogs. He keeps an extensive set of reviews of watercolor pan palettes, sketchbook reviews, book reviews and lots of videos. Extremely extensive. Another great resource for travel/life/street painting is Liz Steel. Again, she focuses on a lot of portable supplies but she has a penchant for fountain pens and inks so she’s definitely “our people”.
Roz Wound Up is a great resource for an assortment of supplies for travel/portable drawing and sketching materials. She has a great list of links to people she likes along the lower lefthand side of the blog as well which is worth a click through.
Rob’s Art Supply Reviews has not been updated in awhile but he has a lot of standard materials listed like pastels, Neocolor crayons and papers that are still entirely relevant and available. Broke For Art on Tumblr used to be quite active but its got more Q&A nowadays. There’s still a lot of good content to peruse though if you’re on the hunt for something in particular.
Fellow pen bloggers Biffy Beans and Inkophile both keep tags for their art supplies reviews so they are good resources for some products as well. I have a tag for art supplies as well for any occasion when I review something that leans more “art supply” than everyday writing or office supply.
And of course, there are tons of videos on YouTube to peruse as well if there’s a specific product you are considering someone may have made a video trying it out. Don’t forget that sometimes Amazon reviews, or reviews on individual online art supply shops can also be helpful. Good luck and leave a comment if there’s a specific product you’re looking for information about.
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My favorite quote in your posts is, “There’s no greater joy than that of new art supplies.” My sister is an artist, and whenever I ask her what she wants for herself, she asks if she can go to an arts and crafts store, and I can tell she feels as if she has received gold or a diamond whenever we buy something from that place. I may never understand her, but I admire and respect her passion for painting.
Everyone has their passion. You are a good sister to encourage and support her.