The Drawing Board Blog

The Drawing Board is a full-service art supply store in Corvallis, Oregon. We love talking shop.

Celluclay Instant Papier Mâché. A powder to mix with water and then sculpt, especially around wire forms (very sticky). Dries hard in air, and then can be sawed, sanded and painted. Great way to try it out, no corn starch or recipes needed. 
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

Celluclay Instant Papier Mâché. A powder to mix with water and then sculpt, especially around wire forms (very sticky). Dries hard in air, and then can be sawed, sanded and painted. Great way to try it out, no corn starch or recipes needed. 

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
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Golden Polymer Medium. Use this acrylic additive to extend your paint without diminishing the color, the way mixing with water does. Basically doubles your paint supply. You can also use it to make paint thinner and more transparent, for glaze layers. Available in large quantities. Comes in Gloss, Matte and Satin (in between).  
In stock at The Drawing Board.

Golden Polymer Medium. Use this acrylic additive to extend your paint without diminishing the color, the way mixing with water does. Basically doubles your paint supply. You can also use it to make paint thinner and more transparent, for glaze layers. Available in large quantities. Comes in Gloss, Matte and Satin (in between).  

In stock at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#art supplies  #painting  #Golden 
Pentel Wet Erase Chalk Markers. Nice bright colors for drawing on non-porous surfaces, such as chalkboards or glass. Remove with a wet cloth and scrubbing, so they stand up alright to a light rain. Best part is the chisel tip, allowing for nice calligraphy lettering. Comes in two sizes.
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

Pentel Wet Erase Chalk Markers. Nice bright colors for drawing on non-porous surfaces, such as chalkboards or glass. Remove with a wet cloth and scrubbing, so they stand up alright to a light rain. Best part is the chisel tip, allowing for nice calligraphy lettering. Comes in two sizes.

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#art supplies  #markers  #drawing  #chalk 
Children’s Easel. Shorty easel that has a chalk board on one side and a white dry-erase board on the other. Features a tray crossing the A-frame that holds a roll of paper (included). Great for sidewalk signs. 
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

Children’s Easel. Shorty easel that has a chalk board on one side and a white dry-erase board on the other. Features a tray crossing the A-frame that holds a roll of paper (included). Great for sidewalk signs. 

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#art supplies  #easel  #drawing  #painting  #kids 
COPIC Manga Illustration Paper. Marker paper formulated especially for COPIC markers. Bleed proof, excellent smooth texture, Japanese size convention. 
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

COPIC Manga Illustration Paper. Marker paper formulated especially for COPIC markers. Bleed proof, excellent smooth texture, Japanese size convention. 

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago
#art supplies  #markers  #copic  #paper  #drawing  #Illustration 
Stabilo Point 88 Pens. Sweet fine-line markers, wildly popular in Germany. Come in lotsa bright colors and convenient travel wallets. 
In stock at The Drawing Board.

Stabilo Point 88 Pens. Sweet fine-line markers, wildly popular in Germany. Come in lotsa bright colors and convenient travel wallets. 

In stock at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 14 notes
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Paint Tube Wringers. Use this handy little crank device to squeeze every last drop of paint from your metal paint tubes. Starts to make sense when you buy the good stuff at $20+ per tube. 
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

Paint Tube Wringers. Use this handy little crank device to squeeze every last drop of paint from your metal paint tubes. Starts to make sense when you buy the good stuff at $20+ per tube. 

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago
#art supplies  #painting 
Canvas Rolls. Primed or unprimed, available in different weights and widths, 6 yards long. The most economical way to paint on canvas, if you know how to stretch your own. You can also staple it to a wall and work very large. 
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

Canvas Rolls. Primed or unprimed, available in different weights and widths, 6 yards long. The most economical way to paint on canvas, if you know how to stretch your own. You can also staple it to a wall and work very large. 

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago
#art supplies  #painting 
Derwent Academy Watercolor Pencils. Good, affordable colored pencils that you can paint with; either draw wet or take a brush to a colored-in area. Great for traveling! (bring a waterbrush…)
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

Derwent Academy Watercolor Pencils. Good, affordable colored pencils that you can paint with; either draw wet or take a brush to a colored-in area. Great for traveling! (bring a waterbrush…)

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#art supplies  #colored pencils  #watercolor  #drawing  #derwent 
Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils. Semi-soft pastels in a wood casing to use and sharpen like a pencil. AND you can take water to it and paint out washes like watercolors. Color is opaque and blends nicely, and lifts with kneaded erasers. Very versatile and high-quality. 
Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils. Semi-soft pastels in a wood casing to use and sharpen like a pencil. AND you can take water to it and paint out washes like watercolors. Color is opaque and blends nicely, and lifts with kneaded erasers. Very versatile and high-quality. 

Available by special order at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
#art supplies  #drawing  #painting  #pastels  #pencils  #stabilo 
ZIG twin-tip calligraphy markers. Felt-tips with both 5mm and 2mm chisels to practice calligraphy lettering. Acid-free permanent ink. Great way to get started. 
Black markers in stock at The Drawing Board. Colors and sets by special order. 

ZIG twin-tip calligraphy markers. Felt-tips with both 5mm and 2mm chisels to practice calligraphy lettering. Acid-free permanent ink. Great way to get started. 

Black markers in stock at The Drawing Board. Colors and sets by special order. 

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
#art supplies  #markers  #calligraphy  #zig 
Varsity fountain pens. Convenient one-shot pen with a classic fountain pen tip, fed with an internal ink well (not refillable). An inexpensive way to try out using a fountain pen, a completely new experience. 
In stock at The Drawing Board.

Varsity fountain pens. Convenient one-shot pen with a classic fountain pen tip, fed with an internal ink well (not refillable). An inexpensive way to try out using a fountain pen, a completely new experience. 

In stock at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#art supplies  #pens  #fountain pens  #drawing 
Big Black Bee. Wire-bound sketchbooks filled with Bee Paper Co.’s Bogus Rough Sketch paper. Paper texture and color is very similar to brown paper grocery bags. It’s tops for charcoal and conte-crayon, especially for drawing with black AND white. Also, it’s 100% recycled and recycle-able.
In stock at The Drawing Board.

Big Black Bee. Wire-bound sketchbooks filled with Bee Paper Co.’s Bogus Rough Sketch paper. Paper texture and color is very similar to brown paper grocery bags. It’s tops for charcoal and conte-crayon, especially for drawing with black AND white. Also, it’s 100% recycled and recycle-able.

In stock at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#art supplies  #drawing  #Sketchbooks  #Bee Paper 
Red Baren. Use it to make lino and block prints by hand (no printing press necessary). Very solid, easily washable. Name is a pun. 
In stock at The Drawing Board.

Red Baren. Use it to make lino and block prints by hand (no printing press necessary). Very solid, easily washable. Name is a pun. 

In stock at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#art supplies  #printmaking  #speedball 
Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Handy, versatile glue with both a broad and fine-line applicator. Acid free, a favorite of card-makers and travel-journalers.
In stock at The Drawing Board.

Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Handy, versatile glue with both a broad and fine-line applicator. Acid free, a favorite of card-makers and travel-journalers.

In stock at The Drawing Board.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#art supplies  #glue  #tombow