Art studio for fine arts and media productions: work in progress, studies, swatches, experimentation, equipment, sets, workflow.

Dry media paintings or drawings are representations of forms, objects, or ideas on a surface, drawn by hand with dry pigments, usually compacted in forms of sticks or pencils, like pastel, graphite, charcoal, etc. 

My favorite dry media are pastel, charcoal, and woodless pencils, graphite HB to 9B, or pigmented.

Graphite is the most stable form of carbon, and a form of coal.

Charcoal is the lightweight black carbon and ash residue hydrocarbon.

Pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints. The binder is of a neutral hue.

Water Media Painting

Water Soluble Paint

Water media paint is applied to a surface usually with a brush. The resulting paintings can incorporate other materials and objects, but they are primarily created in wet or fluid techniques, and usually feature a set of chromatic pigments.

Special Sizes of Art Grounds

Cotton Rag Paper

Loose leaf 100% cotton French and Italian watercolor paper sheets usually come in Imperial sizes.