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Product Review: Artist Gloves

I guess I was a little too excited about not having to post every single day after my art challenge because I forgot to post at all in April and now here it is, the middle of May! Ah well. Today I wanted to review a product I actually got as a Christmas gift - artist gloves. If you have never heard of such a thing, don't worry, I hadn't really heard of them either before this past year. As you can see from the picture, artist gloves are a sort of "half glove" that only has fingers for the ring and pinky fingers of your hand. Because of this design the glove can be worn on either the right or left hand interchangeably.

This glove is actually designed for those who work with digital art forms. The smooth lycra material is created so that when using a digital pen and tablet there is less friction produced between the artist's hand and the tablet, thereby allowing for easier strokes and fewer mistakes. I actually have yet to use the glove when drawing with my digital tablet, but I have used it when drawing with regular art materials like pencils and marker. I have always gotten annoyed when drawing for a while and finding that because the side of my had is now covered in graphite, or whatever drawing material I'm using, I have made smudges all over my piece. Well, now that problem can be avoided by wearing my artist glove! It's a simple and inexpensive fix, but it works!

If you want to purchase your own, Amazon carries them for a range between $6.00 and $12.00. Honestly, if you are using the gloves the way that I am I can't see that paying $12.00 will make a difference in quality so go ahead and save yourself some money and get the $6.00 versions instead. If you do want them for digital artwork then perhaps spending a little more to purchase one that really fits you perfectly is worth it, but that comes down to preference. Check them out here:

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