Ever since I posted my first Online Art Class I’ve gotten questions about what kind of supplies I recommend for young artists.
While you don’t want to break the bank on the best of the best, better quality products can result in better drawings which is encouraging to budding artists.
Since the class right now is focused on drawing I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite things I’d recommend that are better quality but don’t cost a fortune.
First we’ll start with pencils-
A basic #2 pencil works well, but all pencils aren’t create equal.
These Mirado Black Warrior pencils have a great lead, they shade really well and have nice erasers.
If you want to go with a pencil set for a more advanced artist, take a look at this set of Derwent Drawing Pencils. They come in a nice range of hardness and in a tin case for storage.
For colored pencils there are a lot of great ones out there. My personal favorites are these Staedtler Karat Pencils
they are colored pencils and watercolor pencils. You can draw with them and if you want you can use a brush and water to make them into a lovely watercolor painting.
Another option are these Prismacolor pencils. Prismacolor is known for their quality, but they don’t have to cost a lot.
Now what to draw on? You really can’t go wrong with Strathmore sketch pads. They come in a great variety of sizes and the paper is excellent quality.
There are also a few drawing books that I love, they are great for practice and a resource to really develop your skills.
These tools will be a great start for any artist! Happy drawing!
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