Monday, July 26, 2010

Seven of My Favorite Art Supplies

from my sketchbook

  1.  Moleskine notebook - I use the larger one (5.25x8.25in.) sketchbook.  The pages are pretty sturdy, which is a good thing for all the abuse I give 'em.
  2. Pitt pens - brush tip.  I love to work over acrylic paint with these pens because just before it dries I give it a little smear with my finger tip.  Great for shading.
  3. Everything Golden - paints, grounds, mediums.  Golden paints are wonderful, whether, heavy body or fluid.  The grounds will open your mind to amazing possibilities.  And the mediums are just perfect.
  4. Prismacolor Pencils.  Tons of colors.  Smooth and creamy.  Great coverage.
  5. Derwent Inktense pencils.  I cannot tell you how much I enjoy these things.  They are watersoluble.  So when I put water to these guys the colors are intense, brilliant.
  6. Stabilo pencil.  I like the black for its deep richness.
  7. Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.  The 140lb. hot press is my favorite.
Currently, these are some of my favorites.  The list tends to be a bit fluid.


jacqueline said...

This is wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing your resouces with us! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

Curlie Girlie Art said...

Thanks for sharing. I want to try the Prismacolor Pencils -I have not worked with those.

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Thanks so much for spotlighting these tools of your trade!!! For someone like me, that does not work in your medium, it is especially exciting!! Thanks for sharing!!!! ~~ Trudy

Sylvia Drown said...

I haven't tried the Pitt Pens...must try soon! I agree with everything else!

lori diane said...

love hearing what mediums different artists use! Thanks for letting us know...there is so much to explore!