Sunday, April 03, 2016

Target Art Supply Review Final Verdict

I've finally reached the end (for now) to my Target Art Supply Review series.  We've looked at markers and paints, pencils and erasers, products from well known crafting brands like ek tools, to fun stationary and supply brands like Yoobi, and even checked out items from Target's storebrand, Up and Up.  As with the Walmart Art Supply Review series, I was often surprised by how some supplies surpassed expectations.  Target's Up and Up Supertips, which are now unfortunately difficult to find, handle amazingly well on a variety of papers, and can be blended with a Tombow ABT blender.  The Journaling and Calligraphy pens from ek tools are alcohol marker proof, and can be used with Copics for colorful lineart.    Sharpie Pens are a handy fineliner to have around the studio and do not share the yellowing properties of their more permanent cousins.

My Top Recommendations

Target Up and Up Supertips  (these are HIGHLY recommended if you can find them, regardless of skill level)- $4.29
Sharpie Pens- $2.97

Next up is the Dollar Tree Art Supply Review Series, which is the biggest challenge of all.  I've found lots of goodies (or maybe baddies) that I can't wait to share with you guys in the upcoming weeks.  These affordable art supply reviews are a lot of fun to purchase and write, and if you'd like to see more content like this in the future, please take a moment to check out my Patreon.  Your monthly pledge enables me to not only continue purchasing the materials needed for large scale reviews like the Walmart Art Supply Review Series and the Target Art Supply Review Series, as well as compensation for the manhours spent gathering, photographing, researching, recording, editing, and writing content.  If you're uncomfortable or unable to make a monthly pledge, a one time donation to the Paypal linked in my sidebar is also much appreciated.