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Product News

SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.



Designed to appeal to students, Royal & Langnickel’s spiral hardcover sketchbooks contain 80 true-size sheets and heavyweight covers for durability. The sheets feature a special surface formulation that ensures clean erasing and exceptional performance. Sizes range from 4.1″ x 5.8″ up to 11.6″ x 16.5″.




The Soufflé ink pen from Sakura® creates an embossed effect on most any surface in minutes. The ink dries to an opaque, matte finish, which works well on both light- and dark-colored surfaces. Soufflé’s bold 0.7mm lines provide a variety of possibilities. Waterbased and odorless, Soufflé ink works best on non-porous surfaces such as stickers, plastic, and glass.




General’s® Classic Charcoal Set offers reliable quality for consistent results. This 32-piece set includes everything you’ll need to create detailed sketches and drawings: two Charcoal White pencils; eight black charcoal pencils; six Primo charcoal pencils; one Primo Bianco charcoal pencil; one Carbon Sketch pencil; 10 compressed charcoal sticks; two compressed Charcoal White sticks; one Little Red All-Art sharpener; and one Magic Black eraser. The pencils in this set are pre-sharpened.




Sargent Art® has combined deep, luxurious fine-art colors with a smooth and easy blending texture to create an indispensable artist’s tool. Sargent Art Artists’ Oil Pastels are designed to help artists of all ages develop their sketching and illustrating abilities. The standard-size pastels come in sets of 12, 16 and 24, as well as in a classpack containing 432 pastels (36 sets of the 12 basic colors). Large pastels (2.75″ x 0.5″) are available in sets of 12 or 24.


MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.


DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST: A Self-Portrait Sketchbook,
by Patricia Geis.
Princeton Architectural Press,

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DRAWING PERSPECTIVE: How to See It and How to Apply It,
by Matthew Brehm.
Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.,

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MANGA MAKEOVERS: Create Amazing Drawings of Yourself, Your Friends, and Everything Around You,
by Sonia Leong.
Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.,

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