Art Supplies

This is a list of all my favourite art supplies. From pencils and sharpeners through to drawing tablets. I’ve only added things I’ve tried and tested myself!

Happy shopping!

Faber Castell Coloured Pencils – Good old fashioned colouring pencils that do a good job.

Faber Castell Graphite Sketch Pencils – for cool looking sketches with depth.

Faber Castell Pastel Pencils – My fave brand for pastel pencils. Go on smooth and don’t break when you sharpen them (well, much….)

Prismacolor Pencils – Super creamy pencils for creating bold colour. You’ll love how them feel on paper. So smooth!

Canson Pastel Matte Paper Assorted Colours – The best paper to use with pastels. Try different colours to see which one suits you the best. I still draw on white but drawing on a darker colour really makes the pastels POP! You also spend more time shading skin that way.

Canson Pastel Matte Paper Larger Size, Grey Tones – Same as above but larger in size.

Faber Castell Sharpener for Pastels and Graphite – Ok, if you use pastel pencils you will go through sharpeners like crazy (unless you sharpen with a knife, which I don’t). This one fits the pastel pencil range above and gets a super fine point. Just buy a million because they get blunt quickly.

Faber Castell Compass – If you invest in a compass, trust me, don’t get a crap one otherwise it will move mid-circle and ruin the circle. This one is affordable and doesn’t move.

Faber Castell Eraser Pen With Refills – I use my eraser pen WAY more than a regular eraser because I do such detailed work. Faber Castell erasers don’t leave smudge marks and erase cleanly. There’s NOTHING worse than a crap eraser that makes more mess than it removes.

Faber Castell Regular Eraser – Good regular rectangular eraser that works.

PS: Yes I love Faber Castell. I’ve tried other quality brands but keep going back to them because they are just so good for a reasonable price.

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Nicola xx

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