If you’re in that phase where you just want to become an artist overnight, get all the supplies, start sketching and drawing, make your own facebook page and be famous all in one day.. then you’re not the only one. We’ve all been there and we’ve all known that’s not how things work. Everything great needs great amount of time to become good enough for the world to appreciate it. All good things take time! But it doesn’t necessarily have to mean you can’t start right away! We encourage to go on and pursue that hobby you’ve always wanted to keep. We are all art lovers here, no shame in that! If you’re looking for supplied that you should start with, continue reading.
Pencils are perhaps the most important thing you can possibly get when talking about drawing. You need to know your pencils, now. Graphite or Charcoal pencils are most commonly used to sketching purposes. Know your leads too, whether you need a 4B or a HB!
Of course it goes without saying. You can’t do without one. They’ll make sure you have the right tip of the pencil you require and will also make sure the point of your pencil does not break. However, we suggest you not to go for an inexpensive ones , they’re mostly inefficient and the last thing we want you to do is waste a good pencil.
Just like your pencils, keep ample knowledge about your erases too. The most common ones are the white ones, known as the Vinyl erasers. However, the artists tend to use the kneaded ones, which is a grey moldable eraser that works perfectly when you’re sketching or drawing.
The sketchbook part is our favorite. When you’re buying your first one and the excitement just keeps bubbling in your system! We understand the need of a good sketchbook for it is the most vital. Gone are the days when people would carry plain old sketchbooks with their drab front covers. The time is new and the taste is cool! These custom-made graphical sketchbooks are to die for. They’ll do a lot to speak about who you really are. Remember that thing about first impressions?
We suggest you to buy a little of every kind of paint; watercolors, poster, acrylic, oil, etc. Just to get used to them! Find out what you enjoy working with the most, know your forte and stick to it! Watercolors are the easiest to use, the difficulty and technique is something you should keep in mind before starting off.
The brushes part can be really tricky. There are just so many of these pretty little things, waiting for you right there to just grab them all and take them home! It can be a little overwhelming to decide which one to pick and which one to skip. We suggest you to buy at least 3-4 brushes of different sizes to help you in the beginning.