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5 Beginner Drawing Supplies 


Pencils 

A basic #2 pencil is more than enough for this course.


However, even a simple pencil set can help you reach new levels in your work. Soft pencils like 4B and 6B are the most useful. 


Here are a couple of recommendations for some good pencil sets. 


Faber Castell best 

Derwent great 

Cheap

Paper


Eraser


Sketchbook 

Every artist should love their sketchbook. The outside cover and the paper are all important factors and should inspire you to fill it's pages. I highly recommend one, and suggest these features in a sketchbook. 


  • No lines in a sketchbook! Imagine spending hours on a beautiful sketch and having permanent lines running across it. Even a pack of printer paper is better than a notebook. 

  • Bound sketchbooks are the best because they usually stay in better shape than wirebound sketchbooks especially when traveling. Ripping pages out is also a bit harder so you will do it less.


Sketchbooks are visual journals or diaries. They are personal archives of an artist’s journey of art. Love your sketchbook and enjoy filling it with art and notes. Drawing from life not only helps you grow as an artist but will capture your life at that moment. 


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