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Artist Chris Adams’ Illustration Process

By: Chris Adams of @chrisacreative Like a lot of artists, my process is constantly evolving but it has been pretty consistent for the last few years. Here’s a breakdown of how I like to tackle my illustrations. Let’s jump in.

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How to Draw a Wombat with Pointillism

Wombat illustration created with Pointillism with assorted Zebra Pen products beside it

By: Artist Ambassador Sandra Strait Hello! I’m Sandra from @lifeimitatesdoodles. Today, we’re going to draw a hairy-nosed wombat using a pointillism drawing technique with some of my favorite Zebra Pen creative products.

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Which STEEL Pen is Right for You?

Assorted of Zebra Pen STEEL products

Originally published June 4, 2014. Updated September 23, 2020. Tired of settling for ordinary writing tools? Our STEEL line of pens and mechanical pencils are durable but stylish which means they are not only reliable but will make a great first impression. Different projects require different tools—which is why we designed the STEEL line to […]

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Ballpoint Illustration Tips from Artist Guno Park

Illustration of a gorilla with a STEEL F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen beside it

Ballpoint pens, while seemingly ordinary, are many artist’s go-to tools for creating rich, beautiful, and life-like illustrations. Unlike other tools, ballpoint pens can produce modulated values and a dynamic range of line weights, allowing everything from ghostly soft lines to dramatic graphic marks.

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The Ultimate Guide to Mildliner Highlighters

Array of Mildliner Highlighters

The Mildliner Double-Ended Highlighter & Marker is the OG tool for artists, students, and everyday use. The two unique ends—including a chisel tip and a bullet fine tip—and its mild translucent ink make it a truly unique product that is often imitated but never duplicated.

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Guide to STEEL and StylusPens: Pens Designed for Quick Sanitization and Limiting Hand Contact

STEEL and StylusPens with mask, hand sanitizer, laptop

Finding ways to keep hands clean and sanitized is more important than ever, as Covid-19 is changing the way we interact with each other and our surroundings. We need to be especially vigilant when using our many screened devices, PIN pads and touch screens. Learn how a stylus or stainless-steel pen may be able to […]

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How to Create a Minimalist Bullet Journal

Minimalist bullet journal

By: Salena Salomone of @salenasbujo Hello everyone!  I’m Salena from @salenasbujo and I’m here to show you how to start a minimalist bullet journal. If you’re anything like I was a few years ago, you’ve seen bullet journals online that look useful, but the thought of actually putting pen to paper to create your own spreads […]

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How to Create Ribbon Lettering

Ribbon lettering with shadows

By: Jo Ovenell of @theletteringcompanion Hi everyone! This is Jo of @theletteringcompanion. I am excited to walk you through the steps to create ribbon lettering. This beautiful lettering style looks difficult, but it is quite easy to replicate and it only takes a few supplies.

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How to Create Beautiful StudyGram Notes

Studygram notes

By: Christine Tsai of @studybeanthings Hello everyone! It’s Christine from @studybeanthings. Today, I’m going to show you how to create StudyGram notes that will not only help you in your coursework, but also be pleasing to look at! This tutorial will focus on creating notes for two types of subjects: one that is text heavy […]

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7 Best Zebra Pens for the Office

Office pens

No matter the workplace or your job role, pens are an essential tool that’s crucial for getting tasks done—but they don’t have to be ordinary or boring. The right tool can help you achieve your goals and even act as a professional accessory to your everyday style. Regardless of your profession, personal style, or preferences […]

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