Art Journal Challenge #PlantoPaint featuring Royal Brush

Art Journal Challenge #PlantoPaint featuring Royal Brush

Oh sweet pals, its been so long, I know! But I promise today you are in for a BIG and COLORFUL post. I have been meaning to post my new Art Journal Challenge for 2017 for so some time now, but I am just now getting around to it.

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Behind The Scenes with Oana Befort

Behind The Scenes with Oana Befort

Royal & Langnickel Ambassador Oana Befort is a freelance graphic artist, focusing largely on watercolors and sketch work. Her beautiful pieces always feature intricate detail and she’s given us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her process creating one of her latest illustrations with her favorite Royal & Langnickel brushes.

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Share the Excitement in 2017!

Share the Excitement in 2017!

Royal & Langnickel’s Art Instructor line is expanding, and to prepare we’re giving away some of our original sets. Each Art Instructor set teaches beginning artists about the core competencies of art along with detailed project instructions, making them perfect for artists looking to learn a new medium or for anyone who wants to learn more about art.

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Finding Inspiration with Royal Ambassador Courtney Pilgrim

Finding Inspiration with Courtney Pilgrim

Art has always been a central part of Royal & Langnickel ambassador Courtney Pilgrim’s life. That passion has been expressed in different ways throughout her life, from teaching art to working as a content marketer to creating products based on her own artwork. We recently asked Courtney about how she continues to stay inspired and about her life as a working artist.

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Holiday Gifts for All Ages and Budgets

Holiday Gifts for All Ages and Budgets

Whether you’re looking for a small stocking stuffer or a show stopping gift for the artist in your life, Royal & Langnickel has art sets for all ages and ability levels. Check out our top holiday gift suggestions, with items for every need and budget.

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My Favorite Winter Holiday Drawing Contest

My Favorite Winter Holiday Drawing Contest

We want you to make our logo your own! Using our signature crown and the letters to spell out “Royal,” turn our logo into a piece of artwork that reflects what you love about this holiday season! Use any medium you prefer, from pastels, to paint, to pencil, to markers, and even color pencils.

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Getting Started with Watercolor Lettering

Getting Started with Watercolor Lettering

Royal & Langnickel ambassador Jennifer Song Kim has always been artistic, but she never planned on doing art for a living, instead going to college for economics. Discovering a watercolor paint palette in her parents' basement changed all that, though, and led her to find her true passion–watercolor lettering.

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See Royal & Langnickel on GSN!

See Royal & Langnickel on GSN!

"Royal & Langnickel has signed on to be part of GSN’s new skill-based competition series WINDOW WARRIORS, hosted by actress Garcelle Beauvais, providing art supplies for the show’s window designs.

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Justin Vining's Favorite Brushes

Justin Vining's Favorite Brushes

Royal & Langnickel ambassador Justin Vining has used our brushes with his work for years, initially starting with our Soft-Grip line. As a working artist who often paints outdoors, he definitely puts brushes to the test, so we asked him what his very favorites are to use with his primary medium, oils.

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An Uplifting Lesson Plan

An Uplifting Lesson Plan

Royal & Langnickel ambassador Cassie Stephens loves sharing her passion for art with her students, and her latest lesson plan is no exception. Inspired by a beautiful piece of street art she saw in her hometown of Nashville, she had her students create their own version of Kelsey Montague’s #whatliftsyou mural.

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Portraits of Hope

Portraits of Hope

Anyone who has been inside an animal shelter knows that they’re not the most inviting places—they’re often dark, loud, and devoid of color. Portraits of Hope is looking to change that—starting with animal shelters in Los Angeles County, the nonprofit organization is working with the public to create pieces of art to make the shelters more cheerful and inviting. The goal is to have these pieces of art drive more people to the animal shelters so that more animals can find homes.

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2016 K-12 Art Contest Winners

2016 K-12 Art Contest Winners

Students from across the country submitted original paintings through their art educators, with first, second, and third place winners chosen by grade level (Exceptional Needs, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12). Check out the winning submissions!

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The 411 on Royal & Langnickel Brushes

The 411 on Royal & Langnickel Brushes

With so many brushes and brush lines to choose from with Royal & Langnickel, it can be hard to decide which brush is best for you. Here we break down some of our most popular brush lines, highlighting the features and uses of each line so you can choose the one that is best for your project.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Art on the Go

The holidays mean travel for many families, which means time spent in the car or on a plane with nothing for kids to do. Royal & Langnickel has several art activity sets that are perfect for traveling or just to give kids something creative to do at home or while visiting a friend or family member.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for the artist in your life? Royal & Langnickel has a great variety of art sets for all ages and ability levels. Whether you’re shopping for a budding artist or an experienced painter, we have a set that will make the perfect gift.

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Art Contest

Annual K-12 Art Contest

Calling all student artists! Enter Royal Brush’s annual art contest, open to all students in grades K-12, for the chance to win up to $250 and $250 in Royal Brush product. Find contest rules and entry information here.

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Brush Cleaning

Brush Cleaning & Storage Tips

While Royal & Langnickel brushes are designed with high quality materials for maximum durability, properly caring for your brushes can extend their life even longer. Find tips here for how to clean and store both natural and synthetic hair brushes along with solutions for common art brush issues.

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