Pencil Sharpener – The little helpers with the big power!

Everyone uses them but they do not get the attention they would need! I’m talking about our little friend – the pencil sharpener! You might think it doesn’t make much difference which one you are using but don’t make this mistake! I tell you why!

Already with our first set of colored pencils we get a little helper – the pencil sharpener. We never do pay much attention on it but that’s a mistake.

The sharpener already is responsible for the result you get. So it’s responsible for how robust it is and how many color of your pencil you waste. Therefore it mainly controls how much money you have to spend on new colored pencils! 😉

At the latest now you should read this article carefully because this is important information I have to share with you!

Sharpeners differ at

  • the angle with which they are sharpening
  • some have only one blade, but some have two blades, so they sharp more precisely without destroying your pencil lead
  • some of them also can handle different thicknesses of pencils. Every brand has their own pencil shapes which maybe also need a special sharpener because they do not fit into the normal one. Some of them do not really create a sharp tip and some of them do it in a way you might think you can cut paper with it ;).

Now we know that a good sharpener can change the game! But which one could be the right one?

I have some at home but not a big range so I would be able to do a review on them. But to not let you out in the rain I offer you links to pages which provide a detailed review onto sharpeners.

If one day I have enough to do my own review, I will update this article 😉

Here I offer you links to 2 useful websites I found! There you can also find pictures of how the tip looks like after sharpening 🙂

♥ Keep on drawing! – Starlene ♥

SketchBox – Be the first trying out new art supplies!

It was always your dream to be the first one trying out art supplies which are new on the market? You want to try out different art supplies without searching the web for what’s available? You want to be able to see what others are creating using the same art supplies? Or you need a special gift for someone who loves art? Then subscribe to SketchBox!

What is SketchBox?

SketchBox is a monthly art supply service.

What does this mean “monthly art supply service”?

This means that you can sign up for receiving an art supply box monthly. In this box there are about 4-6 premium items (often times full kits). You don’t know what will be in the box. It’s a surprise!

I’m not sure what kind of art supplies are in the box and if this is something for me. Can I have a look at some boxes?

Yes! On the Homepage they do show you what was included in the last boxes. You can also use Youtube because many people are doing videos about unboxing their SketchBox.

If I only want to try it out, do I have to subscribe?

No! You don’t have to subscribe, you can also only order 1 box for testing that out. Have a look at the “gift” option and there you can select the “month to month” option. When you select it, it shows you, that it won’t renew because of the “gift” option.

What benefits does this have?

First of all, SketchBox has it’s own brand which name is SketchBox Signature. Only by buying boxes you can get their specific art supplies to try them out!

They also do have a partnership with other brands they like and create custom products which you can get in their boxes!

Sometimes they also do deliver products before you can get them in the store. So you can be the first one who has a look at ;)!

Also SketchBox has a large community! There’s the hashtag #sketchbox with which people are posting their creations. You can search for that and get inspired by other’s artworks.

So you are not only sitting at home alone trying out some art supplies. You can share your work with others and compare with them. You can also ask others how they created their pictures so you can reuse their techniques and work on your style. It’s like being in a huge family!

How do I become a Featured Artist?

Email an example of your work to info@getsketchbox.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Where does it ship to?

Until now they do ship to USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, France, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, and Sweden

And where do I find SketchBox?

Visit this link https://getsketchbox.com/

This video was not done by me. You can find this video on youtube.  

ScrawlrBox – Check out this new way of trying out new art supplies!

You want try out different art supplies without searching the web for what’s available? You want to be able to see what others are creating using the same art supplies? Or you need a special gift for someone who loves art? Then you should subscribe to ScrawlrBox!

What is a Scrawlr?

That’s someone who is consuming ScrawlBoxes.

What is a ScrawlrBox?

ScrawlrBox is a monthly art supply service which is located in the UK.

What does this mean “monthly art supply service”?

This means that you can sign up for receiving an art supply box monthly. In this box there are about 6 premium items. You don’t know what will be in the box. It’s a surprise! They do guarantee that the content of the both is worth more than you pay for it.

If the box is worth more than I’m paying, how does this work?

They do buy these art supplies in huge amounts. Therefore they get special prices which are lower than the price you have to pay in the store.

I’m not sure what kind of art supplies are in the box and if this is something for me. Can I have a look at some boxes?

Yes! On the Homepage they do show you what was included in the last boxes. You can also use Youtube because many people are doing videos about unboxing their ScrawlrBox.

If I only want to try it out, do I have to subscribe?

No! You don’t have to subscribe, you can also only order 1 box for testing that out. Have a look at the “gift” option.

I’m not sure if the benefit, that I’m paying less for my art supplies is enough because I never know what I will get. So is there any other benefit?

Yes! Scrawlbox has a large community! There’s the hashtag #ScrawlrBox with which people are posting their creations. You can search for that and get inspired by other’s artworks. There’s also a #ScrawlrBoxChallenge which you can try out and check the pictures other’s uploaded to see what ideas they had!

So you are not only sitting at home alone trying out some art supplies. You can share your work with others and compare with them. You can also ask others how they created their pictures so you can reuse their techniques and work on your style. It’s like being in a huge family!

I’m not living in the UK? What now?

That’s no problem because Scrawlrbox is shipping worldwide!

And where do I find ScrawlBox?

Visit this link

This video was not done by me. It’s a video you can find on youtube.