Nov
20
2014

Best Product of 2014- The Acurit Light Tablet

This Versatile Light Tablet is Jerry's Best Product of 2014!

The Acurit Light Tablet is Jerry's Artarama's Best New Product of 2014! And why not, it is the perfect light tablet for tracing. You can take it with you anywhere and has 30,000+ hours of LED illumination. It also never gets hot to the touch. It has an adjustable dimmer so the light and color temperature ranges from 6,000 to 6,400K, so it can get bright enough to make tracing over thick paper or even canvas easy. The durable, scratch-resistant 3mm thick tempered glass surface has a 1" scale border for easy measuring and is perfect for tracing and transferring artwork or photographs.

Great Features

Perfect for artists of all skill levels, the Acurit Light Tablet is a great way to hone drawing skills by tracing and learning how to draw proportions. They have been immensely popular with our customers too with a huge list of features:

  • Over 30,000 hours of brilliant, crisp, LED illumination!
  • Durable, scratch-resistant, 3mm thick, tempered glass surface
  • Never gets hot to the touch
  • 1” scale border for easy measuring
  • 6,000-6,400K color temperature
  • Adjustable dimmer
  • Available in 3 portable sizes; A2, A3, and A4
  • Includes a UL approved AC power adapter – no batteries needed!

 

 

Artists Love It!

But don't take my word for it, listen to some of the reviews we've heard back from real customers:

 

"Its probably the brightest light tablet I've ever used. It would be a lot easier to have had it to use to do layout on back in college!"- Amy Dean, NC

 

"The Acurit Light Tablet A4 has been the best tool to get my son to start drawing. He started out tracing his trading cards on it, now he is drawing his own with similar proportions!"- Channon Slat. WA

 

"As a part time artist who is always moving around and traveling for work, the acurit drawing tablet has been great for taking it with me, I just plug it in at the the airport and my layovers fly by. I can draw on it all day."- Declan Pearce, NY

 

Try it for yourself or give one as a gift this holiday season! And look out for more great products from Jerry's Artarama.

Nov
18
2014

One Easy Trick To Being a Better Artist

How Using Negative Space Can Be Useful

 

What do you see?

 

Negative Space is the space that surrounds an object in an image. While we typically focus on how drawing a painting or object can improve an image, today we will focus on how not using this space can make us better artists. 

 While much of the time artists focus on the subject itself, by drawing or painting the space around the object you want to create, you can actually increase the accuracy and liveliness of the object by not constraining it to the shape or form that we recognize and give it. 

Next time you sit down to draw and paint off of a picture or model, look at the space and shapes around the object. This way, if you're struggling with an object, for example, if you can't draw a chair and can't get the proportions correctly, you can draw everything around the chair to reinforce the negative space around the chair. This will give you the right space to draw the chair. This will turn the shape of the chair, something familiar, to something new

The more difficult the subject is, the more useful negative space can be. For example, when drawing a hand, the fingers and knuckles and nails can all be intimidating. All those factors can be a bit overwhelming. However, if you focus on the spot around the hand, and between the fingers, the shapes become much less complicated.

By using this trick, your art can greatly improve when you hit a roadblock and can't figure out how to create a particular object with your work.

Nov
15
2014

Home Art Studio Is Full of Fall Fun

Looking for a fun activity with your kids this Holiday Season?

The Home Art Studio, a popular resource for kids K-5, came out with their own Holiday Arts and Crafts DVD full of instructions on fun crafts for you guessed it, the Holidays!

Perfect for this time of year, this dvd includes two craft activities and a one food art project for holidays such as 

  • Valentines Day
  • Easter
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving 
  • and Christmas

 

Follow helpful Ms. Volin as she guides you and your children through kid friendly activities to do during the holidays. Projects are all geared towards grade levels K-5 and each project comes with a list of recommended supplies or recipes. 

So if you're interested in following along with any of these festive projects:

  • Valentines day: Hanging Heart Suncatcher, Heart Flowers, Pizza Heart
  • Easter: Call Lily Flowers, Bird Centerpiece, Jelly Bean Nests
  • Halloween: Candy Corn Garland, Monster Treat Bags, Haunted Caramel Apples
  • Thanksgiving: Corn Wreath, Turkey Pinwheels, TeePees
  • Christmas: Snowman Pencils Toppers, Elf Silverware Holders, Marshmallow Dippers

Check out the Home Art Studio Holiday Arts and Crafts DVD!

 

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