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Icarus Art Drawing Board: Fresh new look at wax based mediums!

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The Icarus Technique is based on the principle that when a wax-based drawing medium is exposed to heat, it becomes softer or even melts. When returned to room temperature, it quickly solidifies.

The Icarus boards are designed for all wax-based drawing media, particularly colored pencils, artist crayons, and oil pastels.

Any drawing style like photorealism, impressionisitc, or abstract can be achieved on the Icarus boards. Artists continuously find unique and creative ways of using the boards depending on their preference, level of expertise, medium, surface and so on. There are so many variables it would be impossible for us to list them all. 

The Icarus Boards are just a tool; they won't teach you how to draw but they will add a new and exciting dimension to your drawing experience. 

The Icarus Painting Board is a portable board designed to be used vertically on a regular easel (or a table easel) or horizontally on a desk. It features one large WARM ZONE and a strap in the back to secure it to the easel. If used horizontally, four rubber feet will keep it slightly elevated from the desk

                                      Icarus Painting Board                                                                                                Icarus Painting Board

The paper (or other support material) is held in place by powerful neodymium magnets (included) that enable the artist to move the artwork or rotate it freely.With the power ON and the dial set at a desired temperature, the board is used for warm techniques (mixing pigments, blending, burnishing and reworking). With the power OFF and the surface at room temperature, the board is used for cool techniques (line drawing, detailing and finishing touches). It comes in two sizes: 16" x 22" (Mod. 1622) and 22” x 28” (Mod. 2228).       

For more information, please check the Icarus Painting Board FAQ page.

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