About Me: Nick

As a new member to the team, I wanted to properly introduce myself to our loyal fans and followers. My name is Nick and I am the new brand manager for I am an environmentalist, musician, photographer, and a fan of all things analog. I studied Environmental Studies and Geography, and I love […]

Pencils and Vinyl Records

Tomorrow, April 16, 2016 is Record Store Day, an annual event dedicated to supporting your local record store!  Hundreds of people of various ages and from different walks of life gather to show their support and buy physical copies of albums and limited run pressings of their favorite artists. Now, you may be asking yourself, why is […]


Pencil Artist of the Week: Pencilir

This week’s featured pencil artist is DeviantArt contributor “Pencilir”, a graphite artist who creates portraits of cartoon characters, celebrities, and original creations. Pencilir is a self taught hobbyist focused on growing their creative skills by tackling different subject matter in their various pieces. Pencilir also utilizes blending stumps and kneaded erasers for blending, highlighting and additional […]

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Pencil Artist of the Week: Alex Ruiz

This week’s featured pencil artist is Alex Ruiz, a US base graphite artist who creates portraits of horror and science fiction icons. Alex’s primary tools are Tombow graphite grades 4B-6B. In addition to pencils, Alex also utilizes water color tubes, color pencils, and white ink pens for highlights on his pieces. His portraits often feature several […]


Pencil Artist of the Week: Joeri Van Royen

This week’s featured pencil artist is Joeri Van Royen, a graphite artist from Belgium who creates lifelike portraits from live figures and pictures. Joeri uses a wide variety of tools to make his visions a reality. They include Derwent graphite, Staedtler Mars Lumograph, Faber graphite aquarelle and Caran D’ache fixpencils.(Fun fact, this was the world’s first […]


Pencil Artist of the Week: Davide Rindori

This week’s featured pencil artist is Davide Rindori, a pencil and charcoal artist from Italy who creates stunning portraits of famous persons. To help breathe life into his portraits, Davide utilizes an array of Staedtler graphite pencils. For parts that require wide areas of  black, he uses charcoal as it speeds along the process. Davide also utilizes […]