What art supplies you chose to use is often very specific to you. If you’re a painter for example, your choice of art supplies will be a lot different to someone who doesn’t so much look at anything else apart from charcoal. Alike a lot of the entire process of finding your own niche in art, learning to pick the right art supplies for you also comes with a lot of trial and error.

I realised very early on in my love for art that I wasn’t very much of a painter.

[blockquote author=]“I also realised that I love definition in my drawings. I’m not one of those people that can make a drawing look good by using just 1 colour. I like solid black lines in my drawings. This has led me to invest in a range of black pens and markers for my art.”[/blockquote]

I also mainly draw people which means I’ve had to make sure I always have access to a range of skin toned colour pencils.

It’s the little things that have slowly made me understand what supplies I work with best.

In terms of the cost, a lot of the pens are supplies I use can all be purchase under £5-10 collectively. I don’t go out of my way to buy really expensive supplies. A lot of the supplies I now love using came down to a matter of trial and error. I bought a few things and tried them out and stuck with the ones I liked the best. The only thing I’d recommend spending a little extra on would be a good set of colour pencils and a good quality sketchbook.

If you have any more questions about what things I use, leave them in the comments below.

10 Comments
  1. This post was so helpful. It’s really good how you pointed out the need of buying supplies according to what art medium you’re used to using! Also you don’t even need super expensive art supplies to make ur art look good.. If you’re a good artist you can make anything look amazing! – G x

  2. I’ve been wanting to get my mom some art supplies, but I haven’t known what the best options would be. Thanks for sharing your tips on what works for you, because now I know where to start. My mom will thank you as well because she’ll have supplies that work!

    1. Wow! Thank you so much! I’m glad you found the post useful! My website is still in the works before I officially launch it! I can’t believe you found this post! x

  3. Seeing as a lot of this art supplies isn’t exactly in my budget, what cheaper supplies could be used as replacements? I love your page! Xox ?

    1. A lot of the pens are supplies I use can all be purchase under £5 collectively. I don’t go out of my way to buy really expensive supplies. A lot of the supplies I now love using came down to a matter of trial and error. I bought a few things and tried them out and stuck with the ones I liked the best. The only thing I’d recommend spending a little extra on would be a good set of colour pencils and a good quality sketchbook. High quality paper is really important!
      I hope this helps.

  4. This was really helpful thank you so much! Your page is amazing and I love how you share tips and what you’ve done to become as great of an artist as you are! Xox

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